Extinction-the Closing Door


Spring 2014 quarter

Taught by

Dennis Hibbert

If it weren't for extinction we wouldn't be here—speciation and extinction frame the history of life.  We will take extinction as our topic and study it in the context of the history of animals with backbones, aiming to learn its causes.  We will then examine the ongoing accelerated loss of biodiversity, looking to tease out which of the factors causing it are of human origin.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Weekend

Advertised schedule: 9a-1p Sat


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.

Upper Division Science Credit

upper division science


Date Revision
January 2nd, 2014 This course has been cancelled.

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Spring)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 24


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