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ZOOL222 Evolutionary Biology

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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 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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Prerequisite
CELS 191 and (BIOL 112 or (HUBS 191 or HUBS 192 with at least a B pass))
Schedule C
Science
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

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Timetable

Semester 2

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 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
A1 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A2 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A3 Tuesday 18:00-20:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41

Other Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 14:30-17:20 42

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 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
CELS 191 and (BIOL 112 or (HUBS 191 or HUBS 192 with at least a B pass))
Schedule C
Science
Contact
sheena.townsend@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Dr Nic Rawlence
Dr Travis Ingram
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

Semester 2

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 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
A1 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41
A2 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 41