Insect diversity 355

Module code ZEN 355
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

The extent and significance of insect diversity. Functional insect morphology. The basic principles of taxonomy and the classification of taxa within the Insecta. Insect orders and economically and ecologically important Southern African insect families. Identification of insect orders and families using distinguishing characteristics. General biological and behavioural characteristics of each group. Grouping of insects into similar life-styles and habitats. Examples used in this module are directly relevant to the sustainable development goals of Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action and Life on Land.

Module credits 18.00
NQF Level 07
Service modules Faculty of Education
Prerequisites ZEN 251 GS
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 1

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