The Life and Times of the Dinosaurs

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1PA046

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Code
1PA046
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Earth Science G1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 16 April 2008
Responsible department
Department of Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

General entry requirements

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to have an understanding of

  • key events in the evolution of Life and Earth during the Mesozoic
  • basic geological and biological events during the Mesozoic
  • main faunal changes and periods of mass extintions during the Mesozoic

Content

The course is an introduction to the Evolution of the Earth and Life, with special reference to the Age of Dinosaurs and covers the origin and evolution of dinosaurs and other vertebrates of the Mesozoic world, as well as the extinction of dinosaurs. The demonstrations are held in the Museum of Evolution, Norden's largest collection of dinosaurs and giant fossil reptiles.

Instruction

The evening course includes lectures and demonstrations of which 3 are obligatory. The distance course includes 3 obligatory weekends of lectures and demonstrations.

Assessment

Written examination (7.5 credits) at the end of the course. The distance course concludes with a written independent essay (7.5 credits).

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