General zoology WB-BI-11-03
1. Zoology as a science. General branches: problem focused (systematics, genetics, zoogeography, evolution and ecology) and taxon oriented (ichtiology, brachiology, ornithology, theriology)
2. Species as a basic taxon in zoology. Systematics and cladystics. Dendrograms.
3. Animalia: general characteristics. Organs. Main philogenetic lineages.
4. Fossills and evolution of animals. Cambrium explosion of life.
5. Main levels of organization of life.
6. Onthogenesis and phylogenesis.
7. Analogy and homology in Animalia
(in Polish) E-Learning
(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych
Learning outcome code/codes
Type of subject
Student knows the scientific terms and theories of zoology and understands basic biological phenomena and processes. Student knows the basics of zoology and taxonomy, understands the mechanisms of evolution and knows facts supporting that theory.
Student knows the authors of basic biological theories, has the knowledge of their development and research methods used in the scientific testing of their correctnes.
Student understands the scientific texts in the field of zoology written in Polish; reads and understands simple scientific texts in English concerning soology.
Student knows how to find and use available sources of information in the field of zoology, including electronic sources.
Student is able to independently read, evaluate and learn the assigned scientific literature.
Student is able to independently develop his knowledge in the field of zoology and integrate it with the earlier acquired knowledge about the place of man in the world.
Student is able to work with other students in the tasks from the field of zoology and discuss problems in this field.
participation in the lecture: 30 hours
participation in exercises: 30 hours
preparation for exercises: 25 hours
preparation of a paper: 15 hours
preparation for colloquium and exam: 45 hours
total hours: 145
number of ECTS: 5
The exam will be held on-line on the Moodle platform and will consist in selecting (marking) the correct answer from among the three that will be displayed on the screen along with the question. The questions will concern the basic neurophysiological terms, anatomical names, and processes emerging in the nervous system. The system will display the same 30 questions to each student, with the same answers, but in a different order. Each question (with answers) will be displayed until the answer is ticked, for a maximum of one minute. Students who have learned the material presented in the lectures should know the correct answers. For each correct answer, the student will receive 1 point (therefore 30 points maximum). Marking the wrong answer will result in receiving zero points.
Grades (on a scale of 2 to 5) will be awarded on the basis of the total number of points scored. The minimum for grade "3" is 15 points, and for grade "5" - 27 points. Intermediate marks will be awarded in proportion to the number of points scored. Both the first and second term exam will follow the same rules.
Dzik J. 2003. Evolution of life on Earth. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa
Fortey R. 1999. Life. Unathorized bibliography. Albatros, Warszawa
Grodziński Z. 1979. Zoology. Semichordata and Chordata. PWN, Warszawa
Hempel-Zawitkowska J. (red.) 2006. Zoology. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa
Jurd R.D. 2007. Biology of animals. Short lectures. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa
Solomon E.P., Berg L.R., Martin D.W. 2009. Biology. Multico, Warszawa (lub wcześniejsze wydania Ville i in.)
Szarski H. 1998. History of vertebrate animals. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa
Szarski H. 1987. Comparative anatomy of vertebrates. PWN, Warszawa
Umiński T. 1991. Animals and continents. Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne, Warszawa.
Urbanek A. 2007. Only one animal exists... Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, Warszawa
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