Our Geology, Palaeontology and Evolution Course was written by world renowned Professors, Bruce Rubidge and Terence McCarthy from the University of the Witwatersrand, coupled with contributions by an additional 16 content experts, this is certainly one of the best written courses ever offered by WildlifeCampus.

This is the story of Earth and Life. Take a 13.7-billion-year journey to explore the parallel evolution of The Universe, Planet Earth and Life that developed upon it. From supercontinents to dinosaurs to meteor impacts to The Cradle of Humankind to mass extinctions and much more. 


Module # 1 – Introduction 

  • Component # 1 – Introduction to Earth and Life 

Module # 2 – Earth 

  • Component # 1 – How the Earth Works Part # 1 – Internal Mechanics Component # 2 – How the Earth Works Part # 2 – Plate Tectonics Component # 3 – How the Earth Works Part # 3 – Colliding Continents 

Module # 3 – Extraterrestrial Geology 

  • Component # 1 – Astrophysics & Extraterrestrial Geology 

Module # 4 – Continents 

  • Component # 1 – The First Continent
  • Component # 2 – Richest Piece of Real Estate on Earth
  • Component # 3 – Vredefort Dome Meteor Impact
  • Component # 4 – Supercontinents 

Module # 5 – Life 

  • Component # 1 – Creating the Atmosphere for Life
  • Component # 2 – Early Life in our Planet 

Module # 6 – Gondwana 

  • Component # 1 – The Rocks of Gondwana 

Module # 7 – Fossils and Dinosaurs 

  • Component # 1 – Palaeontology and Palaeobotany
  • Component # 2 – Reptiles and Mass Extinctions
  • Component # 3 – Dinosaurs Dominate 

Module # 8 – The Modern World Takes Shape 

  • Component # 1 – Oceans, Oil, Diamonds & Collapse of the Global Ecosystem
  • Component # 2 – Changes in Climate, Grasslands, Rivers & Deserts 

Module # 9 – Hominidae 

  • Component # 1 – The Arrival of Humans
  • Component # 2 – Hominins on the Highveld 

Module # 10 – The 6th Extinction ? 

  • Component # 1 – Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Killer Asteroids
  • Component # 2 – Lessons from the Past for the Present and Futured Business Ethics 

Cost

Course Cost: ZAR 1,500 or £73*

*Cost based on current exchange rates to the South African Rand (ZAR)


How to Register and Sign Up

  1. To register click on the ‘Book Course’ button at the top of this page. Registration is FREE and you then have access to your ‘Wildlife Campus Courses Dashboard’
  2. After registration you can then decide on and purchase a course.
  3. Once registered you also gain access to FREE COURSES, including The Big 5, Elephants Facts and Fables, Birding by Habitat, Astronomy and more.

CONTACT US for more information on the Geology, Palaeontology and Evolution Course course. We frequently run special offers on combination certificate packed. Please ask about our current specials.


All Course content is available online but may also be downloaded in PDF format (and easily printed) so you don’t have to be online to study. No physical product except certificates earned, are posted to students. 

All assessment is delivered entirely online and is automated. The assessment which we’ve called “take the test” (top right in each component) consists of between 10 and 30 true/false and multiple-choice questions. There is one test for each of the components of a course. Students may attempt these tests as many times as required until they have achieved the passing mark. Once a test is passed, it cannot be taken again.

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