Mar 15, 2018
This course was great! It explains everything clearly, and it keeps you involved by asking questions about the material, and keeps you amused with some interesting anecdotes. Highly suggested by me!
Aug 22, 2017
I loved this course. It was informative, easy to understand, and exciting. The lecturer's knowledge and passion shone through in the lectures, and the course notes were a great supplement too.
автор: Rhiannon B•
Apr 14, 2018
This is the first course I've ever done on coursera and it was amazing!! It was very informative, I love the way they add the questions into the videos.
I recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn more about birds and their evolution. :)
автор: Adnan A S•
Jun 24, 2016
The most informative biology course I've ever took. The course is well-structured, interesting, and covers all the important points. The course is directed toward non-professionals, anyone can take it, even if you know nothing about the topic.
автор: Sabarni S•
May 10, 2020
It is a great course for people interested in paleontology and ornithology. Personally, I am obsessed with birds and dinosaurs. I have learned a lot from this course regarding the evolution of birds. Such an wonderful course of history!
автор: Rose S•
Oct 16, 2017
I am a life-long lover of dinosaurs. While I typically tinker with classes more tailored towards my career goals I couldn't help but sneak a peek at this course and it is well worth the time if you are a dinosaur enthusiast like myself!
автор: Garret K•
May 10, 2016
Awesome course! Loved the Dino 101 class and I was excited to see this in depth look at theropods. Tons of great information; excellent enthusiastic instructor; and useful notes. I hope to see more in the future, keep up the great work!
автор: Larry L E•
Aug 23, 2017
Dr. Persons is a superb teacher and the material is fascinating. I am a somewhat experienced birder, so this was particularly interesting. Prior completion of the Dino-101 Coursera course was helpful but probably not a requirement.
автор: Timi A•
May 25, 2018
Great short course, perfect for an introduction to Theropod dinosaurs and interesting to see the link between them and birds. I recommend taking the other Palaeontology courses by this university on this site if you haven't already.
автор: Zuorui L•
Jul 27, 2017
A really helpful course to get to know the world of birds, and it helps to get clear the classification and evolution path of theropods. The anatomy of birds is recommended as the fundamental knowledge to study before this subject.
автор: Steve T•
Mar 16, 2016
I've been a bird watcher for a few decades, and this course was right up my alley. I don't remember all the names---actually few of them---of all the precursors to birds, but it was a fascinating trip through very ancient history.
автор: Anne D•
Aug 16, 2017
It was a very interesting course for us and we enjoyed the way it was presented as well. Thank you for doing such a great job!
For the family tree in week 3 it would have been nice to have a hint or two to complete it correctly.
автор: Cynthia R•
May 29, 2016
Excellent course although can be confusing and difficult to keep track of where you are in the evolutionary chain. Especially good followup to Dino 101. I will definitely take other courses. Excellent lecturers and lectures!
автор: Jorge W V B•
Apr 25, 2020
This course is interesting and exciting for everyone that loves birds and animals, generally speaking, because the things that everybody learns here are important for understanding all the why and how of birds and evolution.
автор: Joaquín I C C•
Jan 20, 2019
Demasiado bueno y muy informativo, y con la facilidad de que todos los vídeos están subtitulados ayuda mucho a la comprensión de la información. Se lo recomiendo a todos los amantes de los terópodos y dinosaurios en general.
автор: timothy j o•
Jun 09, 2016
This was a great introductory class and I learned a lot. The instructor was great seemed personable, interesting and very into the subject matter. I learned I haven't been pronouncing anything correctly after all these years
автор: Melinda W•
Aug 19, 2017
Paleontology courses from The University of Alberta have always been excellent. This one is no different.
My only quibble is that the video quizzes tend to ask questions about concepts before the information is presented.
автор: Janiel F•
May 02, 2020
It is one of the best classes i' ve had the pleasure to take. The material is very interesting, the pictures are very well drawn, the quizzes are very well made, and the teachers seem to like what they're talking about.
автор: Wendy L•
Jul 27, 2017
For a very complex subject, this was a thoroughly enjoyable and easily understandable course. I appreciate the easy to follow commentary plus the more detailed class notes for reference and followup. Excellent course!
автор: Elena M•
Feb 29, 2016
The instructor was superb in his knowledge of the subject matter and in his ability to explain complex concepts so as to be understood and remembered. Fascinating course...I did not want it to end!!!! Thank you
автор: Llelani C•
Jan 24, 2019
Lecture material very comprehensive, well explained, and engaging. The notes are detailed, yet easy to understand.
The diagrams assist in understanding, with information depicting the structures being discussed.
автор: Shweta M•
Jun 30, 2020
Loved hearing from the presenters. Both of them clearly love the subject and this transcends to their lectures as well and transcend through the screen to us as students learning from them. Enjoyed this course!
автор: Carolina D C•
Nov 17, 2017
Excelent course, as a biology student I learned a lot of new information that is not provided at my univeristy, and at the same time it is comprehensable for every person, very well illustrated and explained!
автор: Caleb A S•
Sep 14, 2018
Highly educational, even for a veteran paleontologist like myself. I would indeed reccomend this course to anyone who has an interest in paleontology, evolutionary biology, or ornithology!
автор: Conor O•
Apr 20, 2020
Really well presented, content accessible for beginners and those with prior knowledge, and amazing course notes that can be downloaded to look at any time. Would highly recommend.
автор: Kristen D•
Apr 05, 2017
This was a fantastic course, full of information and evidence.
I loved the tutors. Very well presented and not complicated despite the subject matter.
Do take this course.
автор: Alexandra M•
Jun 28, 2020
Fab course! Would recommend to anyone interested in palaeontology. I'm a geology student and the level of the course is ideal, not too simple but not too overly complex.