- Code BIOL1009
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Juliey Beckman
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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This course includes an on campus activity/ies. Check timetable for details. Contact course convener if you are unable to travel to Canberra.
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. It 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Gain skills necessary to recognise taxonomically distinct lineages of living organisms.
- Be able to identify relationships between structure and function.
- Be able to describe the evolutionary history of various living animals and plants.
- Mid-semester examination on first two modules (35%; LO 1, 2, 3) (35) [LO null]
- Final exam on last two modules (35%; LO 1, 2, 3) (35) [LO null]
- Practical assessments (30%; LO 1, 2, 3) (30) [LO null]
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WorkloadThree lectures per week and up to 6 x three-hour practical sessions.
Please note that there is no prescribed text for this course, but it is advised that students access relevant reading material in a first year level text book as they progress through the course. For those who are doing more than one first year course in Biology you will find Campbell’s Biology, Reece et al., latest Edition (Australian Version) useful.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8664||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||In Person||N/A|