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ZOOL222 Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary theory and mechanism; systematics and phylogenetics; the evolutionary record; evolutionary ecology and behavioural ecology; evolution of human social behaviour.

This paper is essential for students majoring in Zoology, but is also of importance to Genetics and Ecology majors and indeed anyone wanting to understand biology in an evolutionary context.

Paper title Evolutionary Biology
Paper code ZOOL222
Subject Zoology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
BIOL 112 and CELS 191
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: Professor Graham Wallis
Dr Clement Lagrue
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Sheena Townsend
Paper Structure
Instruction is delivered via a combination of lectures, labs, writing assignments and assigned readings.
Teaching Arrangements
Two lectures a week and one lab per fortnight
Textbooks
Recommended: Freeman & Herron, 2014, Evolutionary Analysis (5th ed), Pearson, NJ
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 develop
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of evolution
  • Knowledge of the investigative tools and data used in investigating pattern and process in evolutionary biology

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Timetable

Second 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 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
B1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
B2 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41

Evolutionary theory and mechanism; systematics and phylogenetics; the evolutionary record; evolutionary ecology and behavioural ecology; evolution of human social behaviour.

This paper is essential for students majoring in Zoology, but is also of importance to Genetics and Ecology majors and indeed anyone wanting to understand biology in an evolutionary context.

Paper title Evolutionary Biology
Paper code ZOOL222
Subject Zoology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second 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 and CELS 191
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 Graham Wallis
Dr Travis Ingram
Dr Nic Rawlence
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Sheena Townsend
Paper Structure
Instruction is delivered via a combination of lectures, labs, writing assignments and assigned readings.
Teaching Arrangements
Two lectures a week and one lab per fortnight.
Textbooks
Recommended:
Freeman & Herron, 2014, Evolutionary Analysis (5th ed), Pearson, NJ
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 develop
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of evolution
  • Knowledge of the investigative tools and data used in investigating pattern and process in evolutionary biology

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second 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 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
B1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
B2 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41