ZOOL100 Principles of Zoology

Updated: 26 September 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
20 August 2020 23 August 2020 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

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

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 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.