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280111 VU MA-ERD-17.27 Evolution of Vertebrata (PI) (2020S)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course will be converted to home learning operation until April 2, 2020 due to the current threat of SARS CoV-2. An extension of the home learning mode is possible.
The materials for the individual teaching units will be made available to you weekly on Moodle, which you should work through in homework. Please also use the textbook "Vertebrate Palaeontology" by M. Benton, which also is available on Moodle. Each lesson starts with basic questions, which you should be able to answer at the end using the materials provided.
You have to present a topic of your choice, which is course specific on the last day of the course and pass a single-choice test to successfully complete the course

Thursday 05.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 19.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 26.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 02.04. 09:00 - 12:00 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 23.04. 09:00 - 12:00 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 30.04. 09:00 - 12:00 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 07.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 14.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 28.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 04.06. 09:00 - 12:00 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 18.06. 09:00 - 12:00 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 25.06. 09:00 - 12:00 Geol.-Praktikumsraum 2B201 2.OG UZA II

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

05.03.2020: Introduction: Beginning of Vertebrates
12.03.2020: Rector's Day
19.03.2020: Agnatha and the evolution of gnathostome characters
26.03.2020: The first Gnathostomata: Placodermi
02.04.2020: Evolution of cartilaginous fishes (Chondrichthyes)
09.04.2020: Spring Holidays
16.04.2020: Spring Holidays
23.04.2020: Evolution of bony fishes (Osteichthyes)
30.04.2020: Sarcopterygians and the invasion of land
07.05.2020: Origin and evolution of Tetrapoda
14.05.2020: Origin and evolution of Amniota
21.05.2020: Ascension Day
28.06.2020: Evolution and palaeobiology of Sauropsida
04.06.2020: Synapsida, Therapsida and the origin of mammals
11.06.2020: Pentecost
18.06.2020: Origin and evolution of Mesozoic marine reptiles
25.06.2020: Avemetatarsalia and the evolution of dinosaurs and birds

Assessment and permitted materials

The modalities for the examinations will be adapted due to the changed situation caused by the extension of home learning. The course participants will receive detailed information by e-mail.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course highlights vertebrate palaeobiology topics including the evolutionary history of all major vertebrate groups and major events in vertebrate evolution. You also will learn about the science of vertebrate palaeobiology, have the opportunity to undertake research on exciting fossil vertebrates or vertebrate palaeobiological topics, and practice how to communicate research results to the public.

Examination topics

Content of lectures.

Reading list

Benton, M. 2014: Vertebrate Palaeontology, 4th Edition. 480 pp. Wiley-Blackwell.

Association in the course directory

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