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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- BIOL 112
- Schedule C
- HUBS 191 or 192, with at least a B pass, may replace the BIOL 112 prerequisite, with HOD approval.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Zoology's website
- 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
- Required: Hickman et al 2014, Animal Diversity (7th Ed), McGraw Hill
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Teamwork.
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- 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