EVOL211 Evolution and Biogeography

Updated: 02 December 2019
Credit Points 6
Location 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
16 August 2020 18 August 2020 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

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.

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 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.