BIOL120 Biology II

Updated: 06 November 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
12 August 2020 15 August 2020 Mandatory Trimester 2 Intensive School
29 November 2020 02 December 2020 Mandatory Trimester 3 Intensive School.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units None
  • Trimester 2 - Coordinator : Adrienne Burns (
  • Trimester 3 - Coordinator : To be advised
Unit Description

Biological concepts and principles are covered, including evolution, diversity of animals and plants, plant structure and function, and ecological principles and applications. Assessment will include a theory examination; a written assignment in the form of a scientific paper; online quizzes and practical tests during the On-campus practical sessions or the Intensive school.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a sound grasp of the central concepts in biology;
  2. show familiarity with the knowledge that underlies those concepts including the mechanism of evolution, the diversity, structure and function of plants and animals, and how organisms interact within their ecosystems;
  3. demonstrate skills in observation and interpretation of what is seen and transmit this knowledge to others in verbal or written form;
  4. able to apply the scientific method and problem solving skills in relation to questions and concepts in biology and in science;
  5. retrieve biological information and communicate it to others in a range of verbal and written forms; and
  6. demonstrate an awareness of some of the ethical and social issues involved in acquiring and applying biological knowledge.