Course code ZOOL100

ZOOL100 General Zoology

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Course responsible: Svein Dale
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, June block, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2003H
Course contents:
Evolution through natural selection, biological classification, systematic division of the animal kingdom, as well as the build and biology of separate groups of animals.
Learning outcome:
A candidate who has completed the course shall have obtained the following:Knowledge:
The student should have a basic overview of the animal kingdom, as well as knowledge of individual animal groups' build, way of life and environmental affinity.Skills:
The student should have learnt to identify selected animals' phylum, class, order or family level, and explain where and how they live and how their build reflects adaptations to habitat and way of life.General competence:
The student shall after the course be familiar with Norwegian wildlife.
Learning activities:
The course consists of lectures that illuminate the most important parts of the syllabus. Each lecture is followed by a connected laboratory exercise where students are given practical experience in each topic. The course ends with a four-day field course where the focus is on identification and placing of animals that are collected from nature in the animal kingdom.
Teaching support:
The candidate\'s learning can be supported through academic supervision during the teacher\'s office hours.
Hågvar, E. B. 1998/2010. Det zoologiske mangfoldet. Universitetsforlaget. Basis course in zoology. Laboratory exercises. Hågvar, E. B. Summer course in zoology, UMB.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Approved laboratory course, participation in field course and the first lecture in the autumn semester.
Written exam (multiple choice), 3 hours, is held after the autumn semester, counts 4/5. Systematic test, 1 hour, is held after the field excursions in May-June, counts 1/5. It is not necessary that the student passes every evaluated element in the course to pass the entire course. A passing grade is based on the overall quality of the entire evaluated material.
Nominal workload:
Structured teaching: 75 hours. Own effort: 75 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Overlap with ECOL110. 1 credit reduction.
Type of course:
Lectures: 20 hours. Laboratory: 20 hours. Field course: 4 days.
The examiner comments on the examination papers (multiple choice test).
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått