Syllabus for Summer School in Evolutionary Biology
Sommarskola i evolutionsbiologi
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 (G)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
Degree on basic level 180 credits with alternative 1) 60 credits biology and 30 credits chemistry; alternative 2) 90 credits biology.
The course is an introduction to the Erasmus Mundus Master in Evolutionary Biology (MEME) and a follow up of the study progress at the start of the second year. After passing the introductory module, the student shall be able to
discuss basic principles in evolutionary biology
identify research opportunities and possible directions for their degree project
create a network for their coming studies.
After passing the second module, the student shall be able to
present and defend scientific work (his/her own results if such are available at the time) to an international audience
present and critically evaluate scientific literature
summarise current topics in evolutionary biology
organise a scientific meeting, including choosing and inviting suitable speakers and chairing discussions.
The MEME summer school will train students in exchanging scientific ideas in an international setting, both by presenting their own work and by learning about the work of their fellow students and other scientists (including invited speakers). The course also includes an overview of current trends in evolutionary biology, and introduction to study and mobility options within MEME. The scientific content will be a broad theme in evolutionary biology (e.g. biodiversity, social evolution, sexual selection, host-parasite co-evolution) and will vary from year to year, so that the participants encounter different ideas during the first and second year. Students who join the summer school in their second year will also partake in organising it.
Teaching is given in the form of lectures, excursions, seminars and student presentations.
Modules: First year module (2.5 credits); Second year module (2.5 credits). For a passing grade, active participation in seminars and approved presentations are required.
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.