Course Description

Course Name

Principles of Ecology and Evolution

Session: VCPS3119

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

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

Overview

This course explains how species have evolved and are adapted to the environments in which they live. Topics include: an introduction to evolution, natural selection, inheritance and genetics; ecology at the community, population and individual levels; animal and plant life histories and interactions. The formal lectures and practicals will be supported by a 5-day compulsory field camp.

Fieldwork: One 5 day field trip during April vacation.

DP requirements: 50% for class record; submission of assignments on schedule and attendance at field camp held during the Easter vacation.

Assessment: A 2-hour theory examination will count for 50% of the course with a sub-minimum of 40%. Coursework marks will be allocated as follows: Practical classes (assessed weekly) count 15%; project based on field camp data collection counts 20%; one class test counts 15%.

*Course content subject to change