Syllabus for Faunistics, Vertebrates

Faunistik, vertebrater

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1BG222
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Biology G2F

    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: 2009-08-27
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-06-09
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 01, 2022
  • Entry requirements: 60 credits in biology and 3 credits faunistics or zoology.
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to provide thorough knowledge about the diversity of birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, as well as understanding of how knowledge about these organisms can be applied in conservation biology and environmental work.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • recognise most of the Swedish vertebrates, including both species knowledge and deeper skills in species recognition in the field.
  • account for the habitat demands, ecology and spread, as well as basic systematics and morphology of Swedish vertebrates.
  • describe how these skills are applied in conservation biology within companies and public authorities.

Content

This course is divided into four parts corresponding to animal groups (i.e. fish, amphibians/reptiles, mammals and birds). The identification of species comprises appearance and in certain cases also sounds, tracks and other signs.

Instruction

The teaching comprises field trips in Uppsala with surroundings, museum studies, lectures, teaching sessions and demonstrations, identification exercises and application assignments.

Assessment

To pass the course, the student is required to pass test on all modules; Birds equivalent to 3 credits credits; Fish equivalent to 2 credits credits; Amphibians and reptiles equivalent to 1 credit credit; Mammals equivalent to 2 credits credits and passed written assignment equivalent to 1 credit credit and at least 50 % attendance on field section equivalent to 1 credit credits.

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.

Reading list

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