Animal Designs for Living
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Animal Science, Biology, Zoology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
The body plans of, and the relationships among, major animal phyla are examined using local fauna. Three field trips generate data that is manipulated and presented in report form.
This paper is essential for students majoring in Zoology, but also of importance to Ecology majors and indeed anyone wanting to understand the diversity of animal life in New Zealand and around the world.
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of animal form, function and taxonomy
- Be able to investigate animal distribution and abundance in natural habitats and communicate their findings in report form
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