15 ECTS credits
The theoretical component of the course is focused on the freshwater habitat and its organisms. Instruction is in the form of lectures and/or seminars where students are introduced to the theoretical basis and concepts of ecology at different levels, and of the interaction between organisms and the physical environment. The course also includes a methods-oriented component where students become familiar with aquatic sampling methods and the analysis and processing of biological field material through demonstrations, seminars, and exercises. Also included is a project in which the students, on the basis of collected samples, develop skills in formulating simple hypotheses, testing them and analysing the collected data statistically. The process is documented in a written academic report which is discussed together with research articles in a seminar.
Progressive specialisation: G2F (has at least 60 credits in first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: Registered on Biology 60 ECTS credits with 45 ECTS credits completed, including Ecology 12 ECTS cr, or equivalent
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Biology programme (studied during year 3)