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BI1006: BIOLOGY FOR UNDERGRADUATES (BUGS) (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jul 2014 10:27


Course Overview

  •  Regular tutorial meetings with 3-5 other students in your degree programme and an academic make you part of the school community and allow you to develop enduring friendships with peers.
  •  Structured activities undertaken during tutorials focus on your chosen discipline and support the development of a range of research and transferrable skills.
  •  Weekly lectures during the first half-session consolidate your thinking about core content. 
  • Coursework is assigned specifically to tutorial groups and provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your learning in relation to presentation (written and oral) and data analysis and interpretation.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Martin Barker
  • Mrs Cath Dennis

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 1

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of BSc Biology (Studied) or BSc Conservation Biology (Studied) or BSc Plant Biology (Studied) or BSc Zoology (Studied) or BSc Animal Ecology (Studied) or BSc Marine Biology (Studied) or BSc Parasitology (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences (Studied) or BSc Biological Sciences (Honours) (Studied) or BSc Plant and Soil Sciences (Studied) or BSc Biology - Education (Primary) (Studied) or BSc Ecology (Studied) or BSc Wildlife Management (Studied) or BSc Forestry (Studied) or BSc Forest Sciences (Studied) or BSc Environmental Science (Studied) or BSc Environmental Science (Physical Sci) (Studied) or BSc Biology - Education (Secondary) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • BI1004 Organismal Biology (Studied)
  • BI1005 Organismal Biology (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course is designed to promote interest and understanding pertaining to topics in biology. This is done by encouraging good practice in learning and by developing competence in relevant skills pertaining to the study of biological science. Topics will be specific to the degree intention of individual students, althought the skills are mostly generic. Students will receive summative assessment on in-course work.

Further Information & Notes

Compulsory course for all students with a degree intention in any programme coordinated by SBS. Only available to such students.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Animal Ecology
  • BSc Biological Sciences (Honours)
  • BSc Biology
  • BSc Conservation Biology
  • BSc Ecology
  • BSc Environmental Science
  • BSc Forest Sciences
  • BSc Forestry
  • BSc Marine Biology
  • BSc Plant and Soil Sciences
  • BSc Wildlife Management
  • BSc Zoology
  • MSci Biological Sciences

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: In-course assessment (100%).

Resit: Submission / resubmission of those component exercises which previously had not been submitted for marking or for which students have been awarded a fail mark, respectively.

Formative Assessment

Students will have access to a range of formative online exercises that will enhance their competence in skills components of the course. Participation in these exercises will be monitored and students with apparent difficulty will be identified and invited to discuss solutions with members of the teaching staff.

Students will be offered formative assessment of draft copy pertaining to in-course components before summative assessment is made of final copy.

Feedback

Students will receive feedback (formal and informal) on formative exercises. They will also receive written feedback on each of their in-course components of summative assessment.

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