Syllabus for The Evolution and Diversity of Organisms

Organismernas evolution och mångfald

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1BG100
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Biology G1N

    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:

    First cycle

    • 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

    Second cycle

    • 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: 2007-03-15
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2008-04-16
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 27, 2008
  • Entry requirements: standardised admission requirements SB E1 or Biovetenskap NV1, 10 credit points.
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre

Learning outcomes

After 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.

  • 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.

Content

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.

Instruction

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.

Assessment

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.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 27, 2008

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Campbell, Neil A.; Reece, Jane B. Biology

    8. ed.: San Francisco, CA: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, cop. 2005

    Find in the library

  • Linder, Claes; Carlson, Karin Introduktion till mikrobiologi- med inriktning mot naturvetare och farmaceuter

    Studentlitteratur, Lund,

    Find in the library

  • Pelger, Susanne Kommunikation för naturvetare

    1. uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2007

    Find in the library

  • Raven, Peter H; Evert, Ray Franklin; Eichhorn, Susan E Biology of plants

    7. ed.: New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 2005

    Find in the library