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280075 VU MA-ERD-P-3 Functional Morphology (PI) (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course takes place in class, but will be adapted to the respective corona-related situation.
Topics:
01.10.2020: Introduction (J. Kriwet)
08.10.2020: Palaeobotany (C. Hofmann)
15.10.2020: Palaeobotany (C. Hofmann)
22.10.2020: Palaeobotany (C. Hofmann)
29.10.2020: Palaeobotany (C. Hofmann)
05.11.2020: Invertebrata M. Zuschin & J. Steger)
12.11.2020: Invertebrata M. Zuschin & J. Steger)
19.11.2020: Invertebrata M. Zuschin & J. Steger)
26.11.2020: Invertebrata M. Zuschin & J. Steger)
03.12.2020: Invertebrata M. Zuschin & J. Steger)
10.12.2020: Invertebrata M. Zuschin & J. Steger)
17.12.2020: Vertebrata (J. Kriwet)
07.01.2021: Vertebrata (J. Kriwet)
14.01.2021: Vertebrata (J. Kriwet)
21.01.2021: Vertebrata (J. Kriwet)
28.01.2021: Vertebrata (J. Kriwet)

Thursday 01.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 08.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 15.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 22.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 29.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 05.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Mikroskopiepraktikum Geowissenschaften 2A205 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 12.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Mikroskopiepraktikum Geowissenschaften 2A205 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 19.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Mikroskopiepraktikum Geowissenschaften 2A205 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 26.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Mikroskopiepraktikum Geowissenschaften 2A205 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 03.12. 13:00 - 17:00 Mikroskopiepraktikum Geowissenschaften 2A205 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 10.12. 13:00 - 17:00 Mikroskopiepraktikum Geowissenschaften 2A205 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 17.12. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 07.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 14.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 21.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II
Thursday 28.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geochemie 2C193 1.OG UZA II

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Module objectives: Students know the relationship between form and function. They are able to recognise and interpret causalities between the essential bauplans of organisms and their functions. Students know the mechanisms and patterns of evolutionary and adaptive processes that influence form and function.

Assessment and permitted materials

Three written tests after each thematic block:
1) Paleobotany: to be announced during the course (max. 40 points)
2) Invertebrata: to be announced during the course (max. 40 points)
3) Vertebrata: to be announced during the course (max. 40 points)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students have to successfully complete three subtests according to a points system (40 points each). Dates see above (contents).
The course is completed positively if each of the subtests is passed with at least 21 points. Grading is then proportional to the total points of the three subtests (at least 62 points).
Unsubstantiated absence for a subtest will be graded with 0 points each. Only in justified exceptional cases can a separate substitute date be agreed for a missed subtest.
Attendance is compulsory and unconditionally on the first day of the course. Persons who have registered, but who are absent without good reason on the first day of the course will be excluded from the course.

Examination topics

Examination material covers the topics presented in the lectures and exercises.

Reading list

Further readings:
1) Dutta, H.M. & Datta Munshi, J.S. (eds) 2000. Vertebrate Functional Morphology: Horizon of Research in the 21st Century. - Science publishers, 487 pages.
2) Kardong. K. 2015. Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution. - McGraw Hill Higher Education, 794 pages.
3) Liem; K.F., Bemis; W., Walker, W. & Grande, L. 2000. Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective. - S.Chand (G/L) & Company Ltd., 784 pages.
4) Radinsky, L.B. 1987: The Evolution of Vertebrate Design. - University of Chicago Press, 188 pages.
5) Thomason, J.J. /ed.) 1995. Functional Morphology in Vertebrate Paleontology. - Cambridge University Press, 277 pages.

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