- Code BIOL6111
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
Australia is famous for its unique and diverse animals, and this course will provide an overview of diversity and highlight recent research. In addition to the overview lecturers, a series of guest lecturers will speak about their areas of expertise, including their own research. Groups covered will normally include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Topics will include ecology, behaviour, morphology, physiology, conservation and evolutionary history. The course takes advantage of staff and guest expertise, and so specific animal groups and topics will vary from year to year.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.
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 morphological and taxonomic diversity of Australian vertebrate animals
2. Explain the evolutionary history and origins of Australian vertebrate animals
3. Write a detailed research report on an Australian vertebrate animal system
4. Understand and describe of how research projects are set up and conducted
5. Appreciate the diversity of ANU's research on Australian vertebrate animals
Assessment will be based on:
- Mid-term exam over lecture component of course (approx. 25%: LO 1-3)
- Major essay I (approx. 25%: LO 4, 5)
- Major essay II (approx. 25%: LO 4, 5)
- Final exam over lecture component of course (approx. 25%: LO1-3)
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Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- 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.
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- International fee paying students
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7299||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|