Course Description

Course Name

Animal Designs for Living

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The body plans of, and the relationships among, major animal phyla are examined using local fauna. Three field trips generate data that is manipulated and presented in report form.

This paper is essential for students majoring in Zoology, but also of importance to Ecology majors and indeed anyone wanting to understand the diversity of animal life in New Zealand and around the world.

Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of animal form, function and taxonomy
- Be able to investigate animal distribution and abundance in natural habitats and communicate their findings in report form

*Course content subject to change