Introduction to Evolution and Biodiversity (C1111)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

It has been said that 'nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution' (Dobhansky, 1973). Understanding the principles of how the diversity of life has evolved is essential for any biologist. This module will introduce the basic theories and priciples in evolutionary biology including the mechanisms by which it works. The module will also introduce you to the diveristy of life and how it is classified using selected taxonomic groups of organisms as examples to teach the core principles.

Teaching

47%: Lecture
53%: Practical (Laboratory, Practical)

Assessment

30%: Coursework (Portfolio)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 29 hours of contact time and 121 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: