Life in the Sea
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
The Life in the Sea course is intended to introduce students to the diversity of life present in oceans, including the inverteb rates, vertebrates and plants. It will focus on adaptations of form to function (locomotion, reproduction, feeding) and to habitat (rocky shore, open ocean, sedimentary). The course is also intended to familiarise students with biophysical processes that influence life in the oceans.
Fieldwork: One 4-day field trip during April vacation.
DP requirements: 50% for class record; submission of assignments on schedule; attendance at field camp.
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 counts 20%; class tests count 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.