|Module label||Introductory Zoology-Botany|
|Credit points||9.0 KP|
|Faculty/Institute||Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences|
|Used in course of study||
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
++ biological knowledge
+ knowledge of biological working methods
++ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics
+ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
+ independent learning and (research-based) working
* To understand the fundamentals of reconstructing phylogenetic relationships
* To know the phylogenetic system and ground pattern of high-ranking ancestral animal species
* To know the cell structures, organization, and reproduction of plants and animals
* To know the morphology and anatomy of individual species
* To improve and verify the theoretical knowledge acquired from lectures and textbooks by studying the original
* To train visual and tactile perception by studying various species
* To learn that representations in textbooks are abstractions of a much more complex reality
* To be able to criticize representations in textbooks and models
* To acquire the knowledge of the function in living animals and plants by studying preserved specimens
* Learning how to follow preparation instructions
* Learning that the organization of individual species may be highly variable
* Preparing records or drawings from the information obtained by original specimens studied
GENERAL: Light microscopic methods are applied to study structures in plants and animals. Records in the form of descriptions and drawings.
BOTANY: Morphological structure and reproduction of various plant organization types with a focus on the structure of plant tissue. Representation of the relationships between structure and function with regard to absorption processes, transport processes, transpiration, and photosynthesis.
ZOOLOGY: Morphological structure of animal tissues. Biology of selected partial taxa and metazoans. Principles of phylogenetic systematics and the phylogenetic position in the animal system of the taxa dealt with.
GENERAL:: Campbell: Biologie (Spektrum Verlag) or Purves: Biologie (Spektrum Verlag), latest edition
ZOOLOGY: V. Storch: Kükenthal Zoologisches Praktikum, one of the latest edidtions; Optional: Ax, P. (1999-2001): Das System der Metazoa (I,II, III), Fischer Verlag.
Westheide/Rieger (1996): Spezielle Zoologie " First part: Einzeller und Wirbellose Tiere, Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart; Westheide, Wilfried; Rieger, Reinhard Spezielle Zoologie. Second part: Wirbel- oder Schädeltiere 2003, 714 S., 650 s/w Abb. Gebunden ISBN 3-8274-0900-4.
BOTANY: Script; Kück, Wolff Botanisches Grundpraktikum, 2nd edition, Springer, 2008, UTB; Grundlagen der Botanik, UTB; Lüttge, Kluge, Bauer, Botanik, WILEY-VCH, 2010
|Language of instruction||German|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
|Modullevel||BC (Basiscurriculum / Base curriculum)|
|Modulart||Pflicht / Mandatory|
|Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program|
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge|
|Course type||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload attendance|
|Total time of attendance for the module||84 h|
|Examination||Time of examination||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
Written examination in the final week of the current part
1 written examination (50%) following the part Zoology
1 written examination (50%) following the part Botany;
voluntary bonus (10%) in the second part (botany)
Additional conditions regarding attendance and ungraded activities as determined by the persons responsible for the module will apply.