• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr David Rowell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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Of the 20 major animal phyla, 19 deal with invertebrates. This course examines the systematics, evolution and diversity of “the small things that matter” – and the large ones. It looks at the origin of life in the sea and the evolutionary patterns suggested by marine and terrestrial fossil material. The focus is on the diversity of invertebrates in a range of environments and the adaptations they have to vastly different conditions. Fieldwork will give students a solid grounding in the marine and terrestrial invertebrate fauna of south-eastern Australia.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Describe the variety of invertebrate organisms and explain their evolutionary origin and diversification.
  2. Investigate invertebrates in laboratory and field conditions, and identify major taxonomic groups.
  3. Understand the requirements for collection and short-term maintenance of invertebrate species for photographic and scientific observation.
  4. Understand and communicate the major evolutionary innovations in invertebrate groups, and describe the functional significance of associated morphologies and behaviours.

Other Information

Field Trip: As an indication, the cost to students for this field trip will be about $120.

 

 

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Field report (25%)
  • Essay (20%)
  • Mid term test (approximately 25%)
  • Final exam (approximately 30%)

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Workload

60 contact hours,  50 non-contact hours and a weekend field trip to Kioloa during 8-10 March.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have completed BIOL 1009. You are not abel to enrol in this course if you have previously completed BIOL2112

Prescribed Texts

None. However the first year text, Campbell, Reece and Meyers: Biology 8th Edition Australian Version will be a valuable reference.

Assumed Knowledge

An understanding of the differences between plant and animal forms and cell structure.

Majors

Minors

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $1926
2005 $2298
2006 $2520
2007 $2520
2008 $2916
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3390
2004 $3450
2005 $3450
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4247 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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