• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Juliey Beckman
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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Welcome to the fields of botany and zoology. This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the biodiversity of plants, animals and fungi. Students are given a solid grounding in the vast diversity of multicellular organisms and their evolutionary lineages. Biol1009 is an essential prerequisite for students wishing to pursue plant and/or animal sciences. It is also an excellent, engaging, "free standing" course for those studying in other areas of science, or in non-science degrees. The lecture component focuses on the fundamentals of plant and animal structure and the evolution of complexity, and also addresses current research issues such as responses of plant species and populations to climate change. Each practical class is designed to provide our students with an opportunity for hands-on learning about key features of structure and function in a range of animal and plant taxa.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will:

  1. Gain skills necessary to recognise taxonomically distinct lineages of living organisms.
  2. Be able to identify relationships between structure and function.
  3. Be able to describe the evolutionary history of various living animals and plants.

Indicative Assessment

  • Mid-semester examination on first two modules (35%; LO 1, 2, 3)
  • Final exam on last two modules (35%; LO 1, 2, 3)
  • Practical assessments (30%; LO 1, 2, 3)

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Workload

3 lectures per week and up to 6 three hour practical sessions.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed BIOL1005 or BIOL1006

Prescribed Texts

Please note that there is no prescribed text for this course, but for those who are doing more than one first year course in Biology you will find Campbell, Reece and Meyers Biology 9th Edition Australian Version useful. PLEASE NOTE: the text available at the ANU Co-Op Bookshop contains an access code for Mastering Biology software that will give you access to supplementary support.

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3246 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person

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