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Additional course evaluations for SG0253
Academic year 2021/2022
2022-01-17 - 2022-06-05
Academic year 2020/2021
2021-01-18 - 2021-06-06
Academic year 2019/2020
2020-01-20 - 2020-04-30
Syllabus and other information
SG0253 Forest animals, 7.5 CreditsSkogens djur
SubjectsForest Science Biology
Education cycleBachelor’s level
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Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
Bachelor’s level (G1N)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeBasic eligibility for higher education.
The aim of the course is to give an overview of forest animals, their phylogeny, origin, biology and distribution patterns in Sweden.
After completing the course the student should be able to:
describe taxonomy, classification, phylogeny and systematic of the animal kingdom
account for the biology of Swedish animals and their physiological adaptations, evolution, behavior and biogeography
recognize species of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Insect orders and tracks of saproxylic insects in Swedish forests
The course provides knowledge of zoology with a specific focus on Swedish forest animals. Digital lectures in general zoology together with assignments and literature provide understanding about the taxonomy, classification, phylogeny, systematic and biogeography of animals. Digital lectures and exercises give the student ability to identify mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insect orders and tracks of wood living insects in Swedish forests.
Individual assignments, exercises and written exams are compulsory.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Examination includes written and practical parts.
The learning objectives are achieved by assignments, lectures, field excursions, and study of museum specimens.
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Environmental Studies