Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.
The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
Course planning information
Attend all laboratory sessions and all tests.
General progression requirementsYou must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.
What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.
- 1 Recognise, identify and give the primary classification of the major avian groups.
- 2 Recognise and identify the species of New Zealand birds by sight and sound.
- 3 Describe current understanding of the evolutionary origins and contemporary diversity of birds.
- 4 Describe the anatomy of birds and be able to relate form to function.
- 5 Describe how birds move, feed, reproduce, survive, and perceive their environment.
- 6 Record and analyse avian moults, plumage colours and vocalisations.
- 7 Discuss the range of adaptive features shown across avian groups.
Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.
|Assessment||Learning outcomes assessed||Weighting|
|Test||1 3 4 5||25%|
|Written Assignment||4 6||15%|
|Exam (centrally scheduled)||1 2 3 4 5 6 7||50%|
Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.
You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.
Explanation of assessment types
- Computer programmes
- Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
- Creative compositions
- Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
- Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
- An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
- Exam (centrally scheduled)
- An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
- Oral or performance or presentation
- Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
- You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
- Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
- Practical or placement
- Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
- Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
- Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
- Written assignment
- Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.