Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

The Mysteries of the Unknown: Exploring Cryptozoology

The realm of cryptozoology is as mysterious as it is controversial. Straddling the line between fact and fiction, it's a field that delves into the existence of legendary creatures that have evaded definitive proof. Some staunchly believe in its scientific merits, while others liken it to the studies of UFOs or paranormal activities. Our course is designed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased look into cryptozoology, allowing students to discern fact from fiction.

Course Overview

Cryptozoology’s foundation lies in its name itself - "crypto" meaning hidden and "zoology" being the study of animals. While skeptics might dismiss it as mere folklore, history has shown us that certain creatures once relegated to myth, like the platypus, were eventually accepted as real species.

The initial sections of our course lay a robust groundwork, introducing students to the rich history and fundamental principles of cryptozoology. Through detailed discussions, you'll learn about the creatures that once tiptoed on the edge of myth and reality before gaining scientific recognition.

In subsequent lessons, we shine a spotlight on the legendary Bigfoot. This towering figure, covered in thick fur, has found its way into countless tales and legends. Dive deep into photographic evidence, eyewitness accounts, and expert opinions to understand the enigma that is Bigfoot.

Our exploration doesn't end there. Venture with us into the murky waters of Loch Ness, soar through the skies following the Thunderbird, and tread cautiously in the territories of Chupacabras and Mokele-Mbembe. Each cryptid, with its unique set of believers, offers a tantalizing mystery waiting to be unraveled.

Towards the culmination of our journey, we delve into cryptids that have captured the imaginations of specific regions. Tales of the Dover Demon, the Mothman, and the Jersey Devil have transcended local folklore to gain global attention. Learn how these stories, whether rooted in truth or embellished over time, have left an indelible mark on popular culture.

Course Breakdown:

  • Lesson 1-2: Understand the core concepts of Cryptozoology, its history, and major contributors.
  • Lesson 3-5: Discover species once believed to be myths, like the Coelacanth, and others believed extinct but rediscovered.
  • Lesson 6: Delve into the factors that keep certain species concealed from the public eye.
  • Lesson 7-9: The Bigfoot Chronicles: Sightings, evidence, and scientific scrutiny.
  • Lesson 10: Unlock the secrets of the Loch Ness Monster and other marine mysteries.
  • Lesson 11-13: Worldwide wonders - Chupacabras, Mokele-Mbembe, and the Thunderbird.
  • Lesson 14-16: Legends of the Mothman, Jersey Devil, and Dover Demon.
  • Lesson 17: Equip yourself with reliable cryptozoological resources for future exploration.

Why This Course?

Our digital age, replete with instant information, may lead one to believe that every corner of our world has been explored. Yet, cryptozoology serves as a poignant reminder that mysteries still abound. Our course is not merely an academic endeavor; it's an invitation to view the world with wonder and curiosity.

Through our course, we aim to foster a balanced perspective. While it's crucial to approach cryptozoology with a critical mind, it's equally essential to appreciate the sense of discovery it embodies. The debates, discussions, and evidence presented will equip you with the tools to engage in informed dialogues about the cryptids that have long captivated human imagination.

In a world where black and white often dominate, cryptozoology invites you into its shades of grey. So, whether you're a skeptic, a believer, or someone merely intrigued by the unknown, this course promises a journey like no other. Dive into the enigmatic world of hidden creatures and decide for yourself: Are these tales mere myths or hidden truths awaiting discovery? Enroll today, and let your adventure into the unknown commence!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define cryptozoology.
  • Summarize the origins of cryptozoology.
  • Summarize the famous cryptozoologists.
  • Summarize the existing species that were once cryptids.
  • Summarize which species were previously thought to be extinct.
  • Summarize what keeps unnamed species hidden.
  • Describe what bigfoot is and compare and contract various evidence of its existence.
  • Summarize the history of sightings and evidence of the Loch Ness Monster.
  • Summarize the history of sightings and evidence of the Chupacabra, Mokele-Mbembe, Thunderbird, Mothman, Jersey Devil, and Dover Demon.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
Lesson 2: Scientific Proof of Cryptozoology 10 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Lesson 4: Extinct Animals that are not Extinct 5 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Lesson 5 Exam 10 points
Lesson 6: Hidden Species 10 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Exam 10 points
Lesson 8 Exam 10 points
Lesson 9 Exam 10 points
Lesson 10 Exam 10 points
Lesson 11 Exam 10 points
Lesson 12 Exam 10 points
Lesson 13 Exam 9 points
Lesson 14 Exam 10 points
Lesson 15: Jersey Devil: Hoax or Real 10 points
Lesson 15 Exam 10 points
Lesson 16 Exam 10 points
Final Exam 79 points
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