Syllabus for The Evolution and Diversity of Organisms
Organismernas evolution och mångfald
- 10 credits
- Course code: 1BG110
- Education cycle: First cycle
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
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2012-03-08
- Established by:
- Revised: 2018-08-30
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2019
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.
- Responsible department: Biology Education Centre
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- show understanding of evolution and be able to account for different evolutionary processes
- summarise the diversity and multiplicity of the biological organism world
- acquire terminology to describe biological organisms and phenomena
- make microscopic preparations and identify structures of microorganisms, algae, fungi, plants and animal
- describe common marine organisms from the North Sea
- describe the importance of biology and evolution for a sustainable development.
The diversity and multiplicity of the biological organism world and its evolution. An overall treatment of bacteria, archaea, unicellular eukaryotes, algae and fungi from an evolutionary perspective. Plants and animals are treated in more detailed through evolutionary comparisons both in present-day and historical perspectives. Exercises to make macroscopic comparisons and comparisons using stereo magnifier and microscope.
The teaching methods of the course are lectures, laboratory sessions, field trips, seminars and group tuition. Participation in laboratory sessions and field trips, exercises and seminars is compulsory. Communication training is integrated in all course parts.
For final pass grades, passed participation in compulsory exercises (laboratory sessions, field trips, seminars and presentations) equivalent 2 are required, and passed results of two written examinations of 4 credits each.
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.
Applies from: Autumn 2019
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Campbell, Neil A.
Biology : a global approach
11. ed., Global ed.: Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd.,