Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Area of Study
Agriculture, Animal Science, Zoology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units8
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
To develop an understanding of how the great diversity of animals evolved.
Learners must be able to:understand theories concerning the origin of life and the evolution of living organisms;
recognize the manner in which animals are classified and arranged into related groups (phylogeny and taxonomy);
describe the main characteristics, anatomical attributes and phylogenetic relationships of viruses, bacteria, protists and animals;
explain the advancements achieved in those animal groups that have attributes such as symmetry, cephalization & nervous systems, body cavities and circulatory systems;
identify the challenges and modifications that allowed animals to invade terrestrial habitats.
Introductory concepts: biodiversity, taxonomy, classification. Monera.Viruses.Protista. Animalia.