Zoology, Morphology and Systematics, 6 credits

Zoomorfologi, 6 hp

NBIA27

Main field of study

Biology

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Thomas Östholm

Director of studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 60 h
Recommended self-study hours: 100 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6KBIO Biology, Bachelor's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

Biology

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Biology, Bachelor's Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Intended learning outcomes

The course intends to provide knowledge about animal diversity, including morphology and systematics for a defined number of animal groups*. After the course each student should

  • be able to describe the following animal groups* considering both systematics and functional morphology: Protozoan, sponges, flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, mollusks, arthropods, echinoderms and chordates.
  • be able to recognize the above-mentioned animal groups and label them in a correct systematic way
  • be able to describe different systematic principles and what the classification system of animals is based on
  • be able to discuss basic principles around the question "what is an animal?"
  • have the knowledge of how to perform an animal dissection

Course content

The course intends to provide knowledge about animal diversity based on morphology, functions and modern systematics including an evolutionary perspective. The diversity of the animal kingdom is exemplified by studies of the following animal groups: Protozoan, sponges, flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, mollusks, arthropods, echinoderms and chordates including vertebrates.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures and laboratory course. The laboratory course is compulsory and requires active participation.

Examination

LAB1Laboratory work1.5 creditsU, G
TEN1Written examination4.5 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson

Examiner

Thomas Östholm

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 60 h
Recommended self-study hours: 100 h

Course literature

Hickman, Roberts, Keen, Larson, Eisenhour: Animal Diversity, 6th ed. (2012), McGraw-Hill. Kompendiematerial producerat vid avdelningen.
Code Name Scope Grading scale
LAB1 Laboratory work 1.5 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 4.5 credits U, 3, 4, 5
Hickman, Roberts, Keen, Larson, Eisenhour: Animal Diversity, 6th ed. (2012), McGraw-Hill. Kompendiematerial producerat vid avdelningen.

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
X
TEN1

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X
LAB1

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
X
LAB1

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
LAB1

                            
3.2 Communications
X
LAB1

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X
TEN1

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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