SG0253 Forest animals, 7.5 CreditsSkogens djur
SubjectsBiology Forest science
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)
Prior knowledgeBasic eligibility for higher education.
ObjectivesThe aim of the course is to give an oversight into 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
ContentThe course provides knowledge of zoology with a specific focus on Swedish forest animals. Lectures in general zoology together with assignments and the text book are used for the student to learn about the taxonomy, classification, phylogeny, systematic and biogeography of animals. Lectures of Swedish taxa and exercises based on study collections give the student insight into identification of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insect orders and tracks of saproxylic insects in Swedish forests.
Individual assignments, exercises and written exams are compulsory.
Formats and requirements for examinationExamination includes written and practical parts.
The learning objectives are achieved by assignments, lectures, field excursions, and study of museum specimens. If assignments are not submitted on time, higher grades are not possible but only the basic grade of "pass".
- 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.