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196.225 Introductory Marine Biology (15 credits)

An introduction to Marine Biology - the scientific study of life in the sea. First principles of marine biology from history of Marine Biology to use of the sea as a fundamental resource. Studying the ocean as a habitat and examining the form and function of marine taxa within marine biomes, students will discover how the biology, behaviour and ecology of organisms differ between contrasting marine environments.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: Auckland Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Michael Anderson
  • Subject: Marine Ecology
  • College: College of Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): 196.101 and(199.101 or 199.103)
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 100 level.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 13 July, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 15 November, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Saturday 25 July, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Fees


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $862.50 *
  • International Students NZD $4,097.50 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Express a clear understanding of the principles that underpin marine biology and oceanography.
  2. Discuss the form and function of marine organisms and describe basic biological principles and processes that are fundamental to all forms of life in the sea, including physiology, ecology and behaviour.
  3. Describe the patterns and processes that drive biological diversity within different marine biomes.
  4. Apply quantitative methods and data analyses to marine-based questions.
  5. Evaluate relevant conservation and management issues relating to marine harvesting and other human-usage of the sea.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Written Assignment 5 15.0%
2 Practical/Placement 1,4 20.0%
3 Oral/Performance/Presentation 2,3 15.0%
4 Exam (centrally scheduled) 1,2,3,4,5 50.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

To pass the course students must achieve a min 40% in the final exam. Students must complete a 3 day field course held during the semester break.

Textbooks

It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

Compulsory
  • Introduction To The Biology Of Marine Life
    Author: John F. Morrissey, James L. Sumich And Deanna R. Pinkard-Meier
    ISBN: 978-1-284-09050
    Edition: 11th
    Publisher: JONES & BARTLETT PUBL.
    Notes: For 2018 onwards

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Class timetable

The class timetable displays all available class times for this offering. Once you have enrolled in a course, you can access the student portal and select which of these class times you wish to attend.

Requirement(s): Each student should take 2 hour(s) of Lecture(s) and 1 hour(s) of Tutorial(s) per week.


Lecture (All students)
Monday 11:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00

Tutorial (All students)
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00

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