EVOL211 Evolution and Biogeography

Updated: 13 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

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

Start Finish Attendance Notes
01 September 2019 04 September 2019 Mandatory There will be an optional or non-mandatory fourth day of the Intensive School for those students who wish to take up this option.
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 BIOL110 or BIOL110A and BIOL120 or BIOL120A or candidature in a postgraduate award in the School of Environmental and Rural Science or School of Science and Technology
Co-requisites None
Restrictions EVOL311 or EVOL411
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 EVOL411 - Evolution and Biogeography
Coordinator(s) Rose Andrew (randre20@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Students will study fundamental evolutionary processes and patterns of evolution. This will provide students with a framework for explaining biological diversity, adaptations of organisms and their distribution in space and time. The evolution and origins of Australian plants and animals is explored.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

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

Evolution

ISBN: 9781605356051
Futuyma, D.J., Kirkpatrick, M., Sinauer Associates 4th 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 Essay 20% 1500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Online Activities and Quizzes 20% 500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Powerpoint Presentation 10%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 4, 5

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 Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad knowledge of the subject by describing how natural selection allows evolutionary change and adaptation of populations;
  2. demonstrate a broad knowledge of the subject by describing how new species evolve;
  3. demonstrate a broad understanding of the subject by showing how evolutionary processes taking place at the level of major groups of plants and animals; communicate this knowledge to others using written forms;
  4. demonstrate which factors influence the distribution of animals and plants at local and global levels and by doing so show the ability to analyse information and work autonomously using judgment; and
  5. demonstrate a broad knowledge of the subject by describing origin and evolution of organisms and biological communities on islands and describing effect of continental drift and climatic changes on the origin and evolution of Australian biota.