BIOL120 Biology II

UNE has cancelled in-person, paper-based exams for Trimester 1 per government advice to avoid large indoor gatherings. Instead, all exams will either be transferred to other modes of assessment, or offered online. We are working as quickly as possible to update the published information regarding unit assessments but warn that the information contained here may be inaccurate or subject to change. Information about assessment changes will be provided to student via individual Moodle unit sites as they become available. Immediate information on online exams is available on UNE's Online Supervised Exams page.

Updated: 02 March 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
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
Notes

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
Coordinator(s)
  • Trimester 2 - Coordinator : Adrienne Burns (aburns@une.edu.au)
  • 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.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Shrink Wrapped Package(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Campbell Biology: Australian and New Zealand edition + Mastering Biology with eText

ISBN: 9781488687075
Reece J.B. and others, Pearson 11th ed. 2017

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology

ISBN: 9781319121815
Knisely, K., W. H. Freeman 5th ed. 2017

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Online Quizzes 20% 1250
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

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.

Compulsory Practical Quiz 10% 500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO:1-3, 5

Compulsory Written Assegnment 20% 1200
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to obtain a minimum of 40% in the final examination in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3


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.