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 (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
60 credits in biology and 3 credits faunistics or zoology.
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.
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.
The teaching comprises field trips in Uppsala with surroundings, museum studies, lectures, teaching sessions and demonstrations, identification exercises and application assignments.
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.