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BI 2012
DIVERSITY OF LIFE - THEORY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr C Jones, Dr S Martin and Dr S Woodin

Pre-requisite(s): BI 1005 and BI 1509

Co-requisite(s): BI 2013

Note(s):

Over approximately 3.7 billion years, living organisms on the Earth have diversified and adapted to every possible environment. This course will introduce theoretical aspects pertaining to the evolutionary tree of life and examine the amazing diversity of life through time, focusing on major lineages of organisms from fungi, through plants to invertebrates and vertebrates.

24 weeks, three one-hour lectures per week

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination paper (100%) based mainly on lecture material, comprising multiple choice questions and short essay questions.

NB. Students gain exemption from course exam by passing three in-course tests.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%) in the same format as the main examination.