Syllabus for Linnaeus' Life and Sciences

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A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1BG412
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Biology G1F

    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 (G)
  • Established: 2007-03-15
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2007-03-15
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 27, 2010
  • Entry requirements: University credits equalling 20 weeks of full time studies (30 credits).
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre
  • This course has been discontinued.

Learning outcomes

After completed course, the student should be able to:
� describe Carl Linnaeus' work from the period of time he was active.
� account for his importance for biology of today and his present-day importance also in other context.
� illustrate present-day biological research and future development, based on a historical perspective on biology.
� describe Linnaeus' pedagogical abilities and account for the connection between good educational methods and scientific progress.
� illustrate in writing Linnaeus' activities from both historical and biological perspectives.
� summarise the value of historical locations, the historical landscape and historical flora in Linnaeus' Uppsala

Content

The following themes should be studied: Linnaeus as physicians, scientist, educationalist and author. Linnaeus' sciences (medicine, ethnobotany, botany, zoology and mineralogy). Linnaeus' students and journeys. Linnaeus' importance today and the development of science.

Instruction

The course is given as an Internet course. The course comprises exercises and home assignments via Internet and a project.

Assessment

Requirements for passed grades from the course are: passed grade on home assignments equivalent to 5 credits and passed grades on a project equivalent to 5 credits.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.