ZOOL100 Principles of Zoology

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
05 September 2019 08 September 2019 Mandatory Ability to enrol in this unit will be removed approx two days prior to the commencement of this mandatory 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) Stephen Wroe (swroe@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit is about animals and how they interact with their environment. Students will be introduced to the major fauna found on all the Earth's continents and in the oceans, how animals deal with other animals and other organisms in order to maximise their survival, dispersal and reproductive success, and to maximise the survival of their offspring. Students should note that this unit requires animal experimentation and/or dissection during some practical classes.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

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.

How to Keep a Naturalist's Notebook

ISBN: 9780811735681
Tomlinson, S.L., Stackpole Books 1st ed. 2010

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 30% 1200
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Practical
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 Write-up Practical Notes 30% 1800
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 4-5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of animal evolution;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the major animal communities found on different continents and in the oceans;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of how animals interact with each other, other native/exotic species, and humans;
  4. recognise the important roles that different animals play in a variety of ecosystems; and
  5. apply basic skills in field natural history by watching and recording a range of animal behaviours in natural and domestic environments.