University of Fort Hare Courses and Modules in Zoology

University of Fort Hare Courses and Modules in Zoology

List of courses and modules in ZOOLOGY

ZOO 111:          General Introduction to Animal Biology

Contents: Cell Biology; Genetics; Animal Metabolism

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 16

Assessment: 3 theory tests, 1 practical test, practical marks,

1 theory examination paper (3h)

ZOO 121:          Introduction to Animal Diversity

Contents: Systematics and Biology of Invertebrates and Chordates

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 16

Assessment: 3 theory tests, 1 practical test, practical marks

1 theory examination paper (3h)

ZOO 212:          Fundamental Concepts in Animal Biology I

Contents: Introductory Ecology; Fundamentals of Evolutionary Biology;

Conservation Biology; Animal Behaviour

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 24

Assessment: tests, practicals, assigments, essays

1 theory examination paper (3h)

ZOO 222:          Fundamental Concepts in Animal Biology II

Contents: Ichthyology; Freshwater Ecology; Mammalogy;

Marine Biology and Ecology

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 24

Assessment: tests, practicals, assigments, essays

1 theory examination paper (3h)

ZOO 314:          Animal Diversity and Conservation I

Contents: Systematics, Biogegraphy and Evolution

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 16

Assessment: tests, practicals, assigments, essays

1 theory examination paper (2 h)

ZOO 315:          Animal Diversity and Conservation I

Contents: Biodiversity and Conservation; Primatology

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 16

Assessment: tests, practicals, assigments, essays

1 theory examination paper (2 h)

ZOO 324:          Animal Ecology and Conservation I

Contents: Ecological Modelling; Behavioural Ecology

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 16

Assessment: tests, practicals, assigments, essays

1 theory examination paper (2 h)

ZOO 325:          Animal Ecology and Conservation II

Contents: Aquaculture; Research Techniques in Animal Ecology

Instruction: 4 lectures (3 h) and 1 practical (3 h) per week

Credits: 16

Assessment: tests, practicals, assigments, essays

1 theory examination paper (2 h)

ZOO 500:          BSC HONOURS PROGRAMME IN ZOOLOGY (OPTION 41011)

ZOO 501:          Honours research Project

Contents: Individual research project

Instruction: self-study under supervision of a research leader

Credits: 40

Assessment: mini-dissertation

ZOO 502:          Major seminar

Contents: Preparation and presentation of scientific presentations

Instruction: self-study under supervision of a research leader

Credits: 16

Assessment: PowerPoint-assisted presentations to staff, students

and external examiners

ZOO 503:          Field research methodology

Contents: Two field trips (of 5 days each) to nearby nature reserves

Instruction: self-study, including practical work, under supervision of

several staff members

Credits: 16

Assessment: Field reports and seminar reports relating to field

research methodology

ZOO 504:          Scientific analysis and interpretation

Contents: WORD, EXCEL, statistics and data interpretation

Instruction: lectures, seminars and workshops led by academic staff

Credits: 16

Assessment: participation in discussions, practical reports, tests

ZOO 511:          Evolution, systematics and conservation biology

Contents: current trends in evolution, systematics and conservation

biology

Instruction: seminars, lectures and discussion groups led by study

leaders

Credits: 16

Assessment: participation in discussions, practical reports, tests

1 open-book examination in June (8 h)

ZOO 521:          Aquatic and terrestrial ecology

Contents: current trends in aquatic and terrestrial ecology

Instruction: seminars, lectures and discussion groups led by study leaders

Credits: 16

Assessment: participation in discussions, seminar reports, essays

1 open-book examination in November (8 h)

ZOO 700:          MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ZOOLOGY (41151)

Credits: 256

ZOO 800:          DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ZOOLOGY (43011)

Credits: 360