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196.326 Topics in Marine Ecology (15 credits)

An in-depth view of topics in the ecology of marine organisms and their habitats. Students will study one or more topics to provide an advanced education in central issues in marine ecological sciences.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: Auckland Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Michael Anderson
  • Subject: Ecology
  • College: College of Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): Any two 200-level courses from prefixes 194, 196, 199
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 200 level.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 20 July, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 15 November, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Friday 31 July, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 16 October, 2020

Fees


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $862.50 *
  • International Students NZD $4,097.50 *

* 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.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the principles that underpin ecology of marine species.
  2. Demonstrate comprehension of different themes in marine ecology, such as marine conservation and nutritional ecology.
  3. Discuss the principles of research methodologies in marine ecology.
  4. Apply the understanding of the above areas to an in-depth investigation of three selected topics in Marine Ecology.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Written Assignment 1,2,3 10.0%
2 Oral/Performance/Presentation 1,2,3,4 10.0%
3 Written Assignment 1,2,3,4 20.0%
4 Exam (centrally scheduled) 1,2,3,4 60.0%

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.

Completion requirements

To pass this course students must complete assessment items. To achieve a full pass in this course students must achieve a minimum of 50% in the final exam.

Textbooks

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.


  • There are no set texts for this course.

Campus Books stock textbooks and legislation. Current second-hand textbooks are also bought and sold. For more information visit Campus Books

Class timetable

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 2 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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Lecture (All students)
Wednesday 08:00 - 09:00
Thursday 09:00 - 10:00

Tutorial (All students)
Friday 16:00 - 18:00

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