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ZOOL221 Animal Designs for Living

The body plans of, and the relationships among, major animal phyla are examined using local fauna. Three field trips generate data that is manipulated and presented in report form.

This paper is essential for students majoring in Zoology, but also of importance to Ecology majors and indeed anyone wanting to understand the diversity of animal life in New Zealand and around the world.

Paper title Animal Designs for Living
Paper code ZOOL221
Subject Zoology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
BIOL 112
Schedule C
Science
Notes
HUBS 191 or 192, with at least a B pass, may replace the BIOL 112 prerequisite, with HOD approval.
Contact
200tf@zoology.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Gerry Closs
Professor Phil Bishop
Dr Caroline Beck
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Sheena Townsend
Paper Structure
Instruction is delivered via a combination of lectures, labs, field trips, group project work and assigned readings.
Teaching Arrangements
Two lectures a week and one lab per week
Textbooks
Required: Hickman et al 2014, Animal Diversity (7th Ed), McGraw Hill
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, and teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of animal form, function and taxonomy
  • Be able to investigate animal distribution and abundance in natural habitats and communicate their findings in report form

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 18-22
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 9-15, 18-22
P2 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22

The body plans of, and the relationships among, major animal phyla are examined using local fauna. Three field trips generate data that is manipulated and presented in report form.

This paper is essential for students majoring in Zoology, but also of importance to Ecology majors and indeed anyone wanting to understand the diversity of animal life in New Zealand and around the world.

Paper title Animal Designs for Living
Paper code ZOOL221
Subject Zoology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
BIOL 112
Schedule C
Science
Notes
HUBS 191 or 192, with at least a B pass, may replace the BIOL 112 prerequisite, with HOD approval.
Contact
sheena.townsend@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Professor Gerry Closs
Professor Phil Bishop
Associate Professor Caroline Beck
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Sheena Townsend
Paper Structure
Instruction is delivered via a combination of lectures, labs, field trips, group project work and assigned readings.
Teaching Arrangements
Two lectures a week and one lab per week
Textbooks
Required: Hickman et al 2014, Animal Diversity (7th Ed), McGraw Hill
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of animal form, function and taxonomy
  • Be able to investigate animal distribution and abundance in natural habitats and communicate their findings in report form

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 9-13, 15-22
P2 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22