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- 24 Oct 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad theoretical/technical understanding of the progression of life on Earth;
- describe and evaluate theories for the origin of life and by doing so demonstrate the ability to analyse and transmit information to others using written or verbal forms;
- identify and describe a selection of invertebrate fossil groups and by doing so demonstrate a broad theoretical/technical knowledge of the subject and the ability to analyse and transmit information to others; and
- demonstrate a broad theoretical/technical understanding of a variety of palaeontological topics such as evolution, extinction, palaeoecology and taxonomy.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Equipment requirements - •Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lecture and other media provided in units, a USB style headset has proven to provide superior audio quality to the jack style headset when used for online teaching software) • Headset, including microphone (highly recommended for participation in virtual classrooms) • Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations)
- Software requirements - Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Explore the history of life on Earth as told through the fossil record, with this subject. Dovetailing the world-class research expertise of UNE’s Palaeoscience Research Centre with innovative teaching methodologies, this unit delivers fundamental concepts in palaeontology from the origin of life to palaeoecology, extinction and evolution in deep time. Lectures and practicals are designed to deliver engaging interactive experiences. This subject will help you to hone transferrable skills in critical thinking, data analysis and scientific communication. Practical exercises provide an opportunity to fine-tune your understanding of palaeontology’s core concepts, drawing on both pure and applied aspects of the discipline. An optional field excursion to one of our region’s rich fossil sites offers you key hands-on experience to study fossils in their geological context.
Practical 1: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4 Practical 2: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4 Practical 3: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4 Practical 4: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4 Online Quizzes: 200 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4 Essay: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 4
- Practical 1 (10%)
- Practical 2 (10%)
- Online Quizzes (30%)
- Practical 4 (10%)
- Essay (30%)
- Practical 3 (10%)
Current study term: 23 Oct 22 to 02 Dec 22
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.