New Zealand Flora and Fauna
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Biology, Botany, Life Sciences
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
Understanding the unique biological history of Aotearoa, New Zealand. The course consists of lectures, laboratories and field trips.
BIOL 219 provides a thorough introduction to New Zealand's natural flora & fauna. Lecture-based material teaches the basic principles of species interactions and how they can shape the ecology and evolution of native trees. Reading material covers how New Zealand's flora and fauna were assembled through evolutionary time. Daily field trips during the mid-trimester break will reinforce the concepts learne in lectures and gives hands-on experience with native plants and animals.
Course learning objectives
Students who pass this course will be able to:
- explain the basic principles of ecology as it pertains to the flora and fauna of New Zealand.
- teach how species interact in nature and how species interactions can affect the appearance of native plants and animals both ecologically and evolutionarily.
- teach plant and animal identification and to introduce field-based scientific enquiry.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.