bio220 - Introductory Zoology-Botany (Complete module description)

bio220 - Introductory Zoology-Botany (Complete module description)

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Module label Introductory Zoology-Botany
Modulkürzel bio220
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Ahlrichs, Wilko (module responsibility)
  • Will, Maria (module responsibility)
  • Bininda-Emonds, Olaf (Module counselling)
  • Zotz, Gerhard (Module counselling)
  • Ahlrichs, Wilko (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Will, Maria (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Zotz, Gerhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Bininda-Emonds, Olaf (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Plewka, Isabelle (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Käfer, Simon (Prüfungsberechtigt)
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
+ teamwork

* 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
Module contents
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
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Modul für Studierende mit Studienbeginn vor dem WiSe 23/24. (Übergangsbestimmung bis zum Sommersemester 2025; auf Antrag und mit Zustimmung des Prüfungsausschusses ist auch ein Wechsel in die aktuelle Prüfungsordnung möglich). Studierende mit Studienbeginn ab dem WiSe 23/24 studieren die Module bio223 und bio224.
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 WiSe 28
Exercises 4 WiSe 56
Tutorial (optional) WiSe 0
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 84 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten 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.