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Floristics and entomology

The course gives basic knowledge about plants and insects, focusing on ecosystems in Central Sweden and the species composition of different habitats in this region.

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Additional course evaluations for BI1319

Academic year 2019/2020

Floristics and entomology (BI1319-50064) 2020-06-08 - 2020-07-03

Academic year 2018/2019

Floristics and entomology (BI1319-50009) 2019-06-10 - 2019-07-05

BI1319 Floristics and entomology, 5.0 Credits

Floristik och entomologi

Syllabus approved




Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to general entry requirements and Biology 2.


The aim of the course is to learn to recognize the most common plants and insects in nature

After completing the course the student should be able to
- identify common plants and insects in Swedish ecosystems and know in which environments they occur.
- master the use of keys for species determination.


Lectures cover systematics, organism’s way of living and adaptations to the environment. At exercises species identification using literature is trained.

Formats and requirements for examination

Approved examinations.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Ecology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Biology field: Övriga biologikurser
Replaces: BI1086

Entomologin och floristiken tenteras separat men betyget på kursen grundas på att resultaten från dessa två delar läggs ihop. Entomologitentan ger maximalt 20 poäng och floristiktentan maximalt 56 poäng, dvs. totalt maximalt 76 poäng.

Det kommer att gå att få bonuspoäng till tentan genom att fylla i quizz och lösa andra uppgifter på Canvas.

Följande betygskriterier gäller för floristiktentan

2: 0-59 % korrekta svar (0-33p)

3: 60-79 % korrekta svar (33,5-44,0p)

4: 80-92 % korrekta svar (44,5-51,5p)

5: 93-100 % korrekta svar (52-56p) (p)

Max 56 p

Följande betygskriterier gäller för floristik- och entomologi

2: 0-59 % korrekta svar (0-44,5p)

3: 60-79 % korrekta svar (45,0-60,0p)

4: 80-92 % korrekta svar (60,5-70,0p)

5: 93-100 % korrekta svar (70,5-76p)

Max 76 p

1) Svensk Flora
Author: Krok & Almquist
ISBN: 9789147100590
Comments: 29 upplagan (28 upplagan kan användas med vissa problem)
2) Insekter: en fälthandbok
ISBN: 9789186448363
Comments: går att inhandla på SLU:s litteraturservice

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Agriculture Programme - Soil/Plant Biology and Environmental Science - Bachelor´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 12684 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology
Course code: BI1319 Application code: SLU-50068 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Ecology Pace: 100%