Course Syllabus: Cryptozoology 101
with CEU Certificate*
The field of cryptozoology is considered a true science by some and by others it ranks somewhere in between UFOlogy and paranormal research. Our goal with this course is to provide students with the most accurate and factual information available, presenting it in an unbiased format so that students can decide for themselves if each cryptid (a creature of cryptozoology) is real, a myth, a hoax or a misidentified animal.
The course begins by introducing students to cryptozoology and examining the true definition of this interesting field of research. While many who are unfamiliar with the field may dismiss it as "ridiculous", there is a scientific basis for its merit, including the discovery and capture of animals that were once thought only to be of myth and legend, like the platypus, for instance.
Section two of the course focuses on the most popular cryptid of all time: Bigfoot. This huge, hair-covered creature has mystified mankind for centuries. Students will be able to read intriguing stories of sightings, see still photographs of evidence and read what experts have to say about Bigfoot's identity.
The third part of this course focuses on other famous cryptids, including the Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabras, Mokele-Mbembe or "living dinosaurs", and Thunderbird. Each has its own cult-like following of believers intent on proving that their beloved creature does indeed exist.
Section I: Understanding Cryptozoology
Lesson 1: What is Cryptozoology
Lesson 2: The foundation of Cryptozoology
Lesson 3: Famous Cryptozoologists
Lesson 4: Existing species that were once Cryptids
Lesson 5: Living species previously thought to be extinct
Lesson 6: What keeps unnamed species hidden?
Section II : Bigfoot
Lesson 7: Understanding Bigfoot
Lesson 8: Bigfoot evidence
Lesson 9: Sightings: tales or truths?
Section III : Famous Cryptids
Lesson 10: Loch Ness Monster and other sea serpents
Lesson 11: Chupacabras
Lesson 12: Mokele-Mbembe
Lesson 13: Thunderbird
Section IV: Local legends
Lesson 14: Mothman
Lesson 15: Jersey Devil
Lesson 16: Dover Demon
Section IV: Additional Resources
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|Lesson 2: Scientific Proof of Cryptozoology||10|
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|Lesson 4: Extinct Animals that are not Extinct||5|
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|Lesson 6: Hidden Species||10|
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|Lesson 15: Jersey Devil: Hoax or Real||10|
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