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An introduction to Marine Biology - the scientific study of life in the sea. First principles of marine biology from history of Marine Biology to use of the sea as a fundamental resource. Studying the ocean as a habitat and examining the form and function of marine taxa within marine biomes, students will discover how the biology, behaviour and ecology of organisms differ between contrasting marine environments.
The last day to withdraw from this course:
* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.
Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:
Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.
During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.
|Assessment||Learning outcomes assessed||Weighting|
|4||Exam (centrally scheduled)||1,2,3,4,5||50.0%|
Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.
* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.
To pass the course students must achieve a min 40% in the final exam. Students must complete a 3 day field course held during the semester break.
It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.Compulsory
Campus Books stock textbooks and legislation. Current second-hand textbooks are also bought and sold. For more information visit Campus Books
The class timetable displays all available class times for this offering. Once you have enrolled in a course, you can access the student portal and select which of these class times you wish to attend.Requirement(s): Each student should take 2 hour(s) of Lecture(s) and 1 hour(s) of Tutorial(s) per week.
Due to COVID-19, there may be changes to the way courses are taught. During Semester 2, 2020 students will have a blended learning experience, with increased online learning opportunities, alongside some face-to-face teaching for internal students.
Class timetables for our courses may also change. An updated class timetable will be available on 1 July 2020.
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