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.
Apply the basics of scientific working methods and a scientific approach.
Work safely and according to instruction on the laboratory and in the field.
Make microscopic preparations and identify structures of microorganisms, algae, fungi, plants and animal.
Know common marine organisms from the North Sea.
Document his/her communicative skills and development of skills relevant to biology.
Work with his/her ability to present a biological subject orally and written, through giving and obtaining feedback and through self-assessment.
Work with project assignments in groups.
Summarise and generalise knowledge by associating different teaching items, both theoretical and practical.
Use his/her knowledge and skills as a basis for further studies in biology.
Realise 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. Emphasis is placed on exercises in a scientific working method and written respective oral communication training.
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 3 are required, in addition to passed report and participation in the course part Scientific working method, 2 credits, and passed results of two written examinations of 5 credits each.