Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
General entry requirements and Biology 2, Physics 1a/1b1+1b2, Chemistry 2, Mathematics 4 or Biology B, Physics A, Chemistry B, Mathematics D, or Bioscience, 30 credits.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
summarise evolutionary processes and patterns and be able to explain the importance of evolution for biodiversity
apply basic evolutionary and phylogenetic perspectives
give an overview of the diversity and multiformity of the biological organism world
use basic terminology to describe biological organisms and phenomena
apply the basics in a scientific approach
identify different structures in microorganisms, algae, fungi, plants and animals
perform laboratory work and field work safely and according to instructions
summarise and generalise knowledge from various taught items, both theoretical and practical
develop proficiency in communicating biology, applying feedback and self-evaluation, and documenting their development of skills
use literature and results so that it is clear what is their own and others' results, ideas and wording.
The course covers the diversity and multiformity of the biological organism world as well as its evolution. Plants, animals, unicellular eukaryotes, algae, fungi, bacteria and archae are treated from an evolutionary and phylogenetic perspective. Diversity, evolutionary patterns and processes are discussed for both living and extinct organisms. The course includes exercises to make comparisons of biological organisms, both macroscopically and with the aid of a stereo microscope/microscope as well as observations of common marine organisms on the west coast of Sweden. The course provides a basis for a scientific approach and way of working, as well as writing scientific texts. Ethics in biology is also treated. Communication training takes place both orally and in writing, individually and in groups.
The teaching methods of the course are lectures, laboratory work, excursions, seminars and communication training with feedback and self-evaluation. Participation in laboratory work and field activities, communication training and seminars is compulsory.
For final pass grades, active participation in compulsory exercises (laboratory sessions, excursions, seminars and communication training) (3 credits), active participation in scientific working method including excursions (2 credits), and written examination 1(5 credits) and written examination 2 (5 credits)
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
The course cannot be included in the same degree as 1BG110.