Course syllabus Z-ZOOL - Zoology (FA - SS 2018/2019)


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Course title: Zoology
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Course supervisor: Ing. Vladimír Hula, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Zoology, Fisheries, Hydrobiology and Apiculture (FA)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (6 credits)
 
Course objective:
To introduce the students into methods, important terms and main trends in general and systematic zoology as basis for a next study and for a direct application. Students gain knowledge in general and agricultural zoology and they will be able to assess the importance of individual species in agroecosystems.
 
Course content:
1.Recapitulation of the general zoology (allowance 6/0)
 
a.Cytology, histology, organology
b.Reproduction, embryonal and postembryonal development

2.Zoogeography and domestication (allowance 4/0)
3.Ethology (allowance 2/0)
4.Fundamentals of ecology (allowance 2/0)
5.Principles of animal classification (allowance 1/0)
 
a.Scientific classification
b.Practical assortment

6.Monocytozoa (allowance 1/6)
7.Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Acanthocephala (allowance 1/8)
 
a.Characters, classification, importance
b.Development and recognization of important species

8.Annelida, Mollusca (allowance 2/0)
 
a.Characters, classification, importance
b.Development and recognization of important species

9.Arthropoda (allowance 4/6)
 
a.Characters, classification, importance
b.Development and recognization of important species

10.Chordata (allowance 5/6)
 
a.Characters, classification, importance
b.Development and recognization of important species

11.Determination of practical important species (allowance 0/2)
 
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice24 h
     laboratory work4 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam42 h
     preparation for regular assessment42 h
     writing of seminar paper28 h
Total168 h
 
Key words:
none
 
Course completion:
Obligatory participation at seminars, practical knowledge (determination) of animal species important in agriculture; the course is finished with written or oral exam, 40 min, 80 questions, minimum 90 points of possible 160
 
Course methods: Lectures and practices, individual study of zoological collection materials, extent 28 h lectures, 28 h practices.
 
Reading list:
Basic:
ALLABY, M. A dictionary of zoology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. 597 p. ISBN 0-19-860758-X.
HARLEY, J P. Zoology. 7th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill/Higher Education, 588 p. ISBN 978-0-07-298889-5.

Recommended:
LAŠTŮVKA, Z. -- GAISLER, J. -- ŠŤASTNÁ, P. -- PELIKÁN, J. Zoologie pro zemědělce a lesníky. 3rd ed. Brno: Konvoj, 2004. 264 p. ISBN 80-7302-065-3.
Zoology. Philadelphia: Saunders College Pub., 1009 p. ISBN 0-03-030504-7.

Study plans:
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Run in the period of: WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017   (and older)
Course tutor: Ing. Vladimír Hula, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Laštůvka, CSc. (examiner, lecturer)
Teaching language: English
Town: Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 04/25/2019.

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