Save for later

Dino 101

Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology is a 12-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of non-avian dinosaurs. Topics covered: anatomy, eating, locomotion, growth, environmental and behavioral adaptations, origins and extinction. Lessons are delivered from museums, fossil-preparation labs and dig sites. Estimated workload: 3-5 hrs/week.
Get Details and Enroll Now

OpenCourser is an affiliate partner of Coursera.

Get a Reminder

Send to:
Rating 4.8 based on 234 ratings
Length 14 weeks
Effort 12 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Aug 29 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $84
From University of Alberta via Coursera
Instructor Philip John Currie, PhD
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Biology Basic Science Animal Health

Get a Reminder

Send to:

Similar Courses

What people are saying

about dinosaurs

It was an amazing ride over the last 12 weeks and I learned a lot about dinosaurs .The focus on the scientific method rather than just a pool of data is praiseworthy.

They say that one knows best about dinosaurs when one is 4 years old or has a son of this age.

I learned lots of interesting stuff about dinosaurs.

Great course with interactive materials, very engaging and simple for understanding Now I know more about dinosaurs than my son.

It really opened my eyes about a lot of misconceptions I had about dinosaurs.

If you want to know more about dinosaurs and how they came to be, evolved, and ultimately became extinct, this is a course that will do just that.

As a biologist I've never been taught about dinosaurs and their evolutionary lineage but thanks to this course I have now certain basis for it knowledge.

Read more

so much

I did it for myself, because I wanted to know more about dinosaurs and I learned so much also about the Earth.

A thorough introduction to dinosaurs that touches on so much of the relevant scientific information.

This course has taught me so much beyond just dinosaurs itself but really gave a glimpse of what the world was like when dinosaurs walked on this very planet.

Thank you so much !

This is an amazing course with so much valuable information.

Thank you so much for the effort you amazing people have put into this course!

Loved this course, learned so much new stuff about dinosaurs!

Read more

university of alberta

To explore more about these concepts I recommend checking out the other paleo courses from the University of Alberta.

I hopefully plan on coming to the University of Alberta to fulfill my paleontology dreams.

Thank you, University of Alberta for providing so much information in such an interesting format.

I Another great course from the University of Alberta, looking forward to other courses.

I am grateful to the team of University of Alberta and coursera for giving me the opportunity to learn more about this incredible subject.

The staff at the University of Alberta have done an outstanding job putting together interesting and informative lectures on one of my favorite subjects.

I've just completed all the MOOC paleontology courses the University of Alberta has to offer and each one is outstanding, please make some more!

Read more

very interesting

It is a very superficial introduction to and overview of dinosaurs that will not be very interesting to anyone with more than a passing interest in them.

Very interesting course.

They were very interesting and given with enthusiasm.

Very interesting course with lots of fun quizzes and puzzles, I learned a lot!!!

It's just an amazing course - very interesting, detailed and professional.

Very interesting course, sometimes there was too much information but it proved that this course is complete and from very clever sources.

Lectures are very interesting!

Read more

really enjoyed

really enjoyed this class.

Really enjoyed I really liked this class.

Really enjoyed the course!

Great course, learned lots and really enjoyed the content that was taught!

I really enjoyed learning those courses, which deal with many topics, give the basics and more about new discoveries.

Really enjoyed the course--it starts on a beginner level, but that's how it describes itself.

Read more

easy to follow

Very informative, well laid out and above all easy to follow & understand.

Informative, well structured and easy to follow.

Really well presented course and easy to follow and study.

The videos were well put together and very easy to follow!

This course is one of my favorites, the modules are very easy to follow.

The information is clearly presented and easy to follow, and most importantly - learn.I have throughly enjoyed learning from this course and would recommend it to anyone, amateur or potential professional alike.

What i liked: \- Videos were short and easy to follow \- No prior Knowledge required \- Insructor was "jolly" \- The 3d viewer,provided in the lectures for the fossils was really nice \- The tour in the Museum of the University of Alberta during the lectures,was helpful \- The outdoor demonstration 'on the field' of the excavations of fossils was also nice \- A lot of sketches and pictures provided on the lectures \- The not hard weekly dates,made the course more flexible \- It was one the the few courses that could get actually CREDIT from the University that provides the Mooc if you paid some fee What i did not Like: \- The Quizzes were easy.A final exam or more difficult quizzes could make the course more proficient.

Read more

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Advancement Special Events and Dinosaur Ball Coordinator $36k

Water Pollution Biologist 1 $52k

Marine Biologist Fellow $62k

Structural Biologist $71k

Regional Supervisor Biologist $71k

Biologist/Land Stewardship Specialist $71k

Biologist – GMP cell culture/cell banking $74k

Biologist-Advanced $77k

Heart Failure DPU Biologist $97k

Senior Research Biologist Fellow $107k

Senior Conservation Biologist Manager $108k

Senior Staff Molecular Biologist $133k

Write a review

Your opinion matters. Tell us what you think.

Rating 4.8 based on 234 ratings
Length 14 weeks
Effort 12 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Aug 29 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $84
From University of Alberta via Coursera
Instructor Philip John Currie, PhD
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Biology Basic Science Animal Health

Similar Courses

Sorted by relevance

Like this course?

Here's what to do next:

  • Save this course for later
  • Get more details from the course provider
  • Enroll in this course
Enroll Now