Evolution and Ecology
Information from the course leader
Welcome to BI1393 Evolution and Ecology!
We are looking forward to meeting to you all next week. See you monday afternoon in VHC (Särimner) and again on tuesday in Loftets Hörsal where we will welcome you to university life, the animal behaviour & welfare programme and to this course (in evolution & ecology) in paticular. Our goal is to help you feel included and comfortable within the course, as well as inspiring and stimulating you with the course content.
See you soon!
Oh...and for those of you looking for Maria's zoom link...here it is!
Meeting ID: 656 0481 1755
Matt (course leader)
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BI1393 Evolution and Ecology, 15.0 CreditsEvolution och ekologi
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)
Prior knowledge• Biology 2
• Chemistry 2
ObjectivesThe aim of the course is to introduce the program and university studies in general. Furthermore, the course provides basic knowledge in evolution, ecology, and genetics.
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- give an overview of links between ecology and evolutionary adaptations in vertebrates,
- use correct terminology in the subjects of ecology and evolution,
- describe basic genetics, organization of the genome, how heredity processes work and regulation of gene expression,
- discuss evolutionary, genetic and ecological perspectives on the domestication process,
- outline the risks of invasive species and their impact on the ecosystem,
- discuss the importance of biodiversity,
- discuss ecology and evolution in relation to the global sustainability goals,
- give a basic oral presentation in the subject of evolutionary biology,
- search, review and discuss scientific and popular science literature in evolutionary biology and ecology, individually and in groups, under supervision.
ContentThe course cover basic evolutionary theory, evolutionary concepts, domestication, organisms’ adaptations to their environment, ecological structures, and processes at the population and community levels. The course also cover sustainability aspects and biodiversity in relation to evolution and ecology, and ethical aspects related to animals.
The course includes lectures, study visits, group assignments including problem-based learning (PBL), oral presentations, seminars and project work. During the course the students get training in the following generic competences: written and oral communication, information skills and problem based learning.
Mandatory parts if the course includes exercises, seminars, group assignments and study visits.
Formats and requirements for examinationTo pass the course, the following requirements need to be met: approved written and oral examination, approved participation in compulsory parts, and approved mandatory assignments.
- 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.
- 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.