Animal Diversity

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Animal Diversity

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Agriculture, Animal Science, Zoology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    8
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    PURPOSE
    To develop an understanding of how the great diversity of animals evolved.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    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.
    CORE CONTENT
    Introductory concepts: biodiversity, taxonomy, classification. Monera.Viruses.Protista. Animalia.