Evolution and phylogeny 362

Module code ZEN 362
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

This module focuses on micro and macro-evolutionary processes and patterns, from the population level (selection, drift, general population genetics) to clines, subspecies and species. Phylogeography, phylogenetic reconstruction, taxonomy and the genetic and developmental constraints operating at the different levels, are addressed. This module forms the basis for understanding and attaining sustainable development goals 14 and 15 (protection/conservation of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems), and acknowledges the importance of biodiversity for the sustainability of our own species.

Module credits 18.00
NQF Level 07
Service modules Faculty of Education
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 practicals per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Zoology and Entomology
Period of presentation Quarter 3

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