Most of us have known something about dinosaurs from when we were young. It could have been dinosaur toys. Maybe it was being entertained by Barney on television. Perhaps it was being terribly scared by the Jurassic Park movie. They are definitely a component of popular culture. The issue is that there is an incredible amount that we don’t know about them. Even basic things such as their colour still remain a mystery. Their size, appearance, and their eventual demise, pose one of the most fascinating chapters of life on Earth. This course examines the current scientific research examining how and why they evolved and how they lived. The various families of dinosaurs will be explored. Also the theories that attempt to explain their eventual extinction are featured. The origins of birds, who seem to be the only survivors of the dinosaur lineage, will also be presented.