Principles of Ecology and Evolution
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
BIO1000F or BIO1000H, BIO1004F/S.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units24
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
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%.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.