Insects: Inventory and Identification, 5 ECTS

Second level

Facts

Study pace 100%
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English
Special eligibility requirements
Knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Biology. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/6 or equivalent.

Description

At this course the diversity, the relations, and the evolution of insects are presented alongside insect morphology and terminology. Students will apply molecular methods in entomology research, build determination keys, make inventories, collect …

At this course the diversity, the relations, and the evolution of insects are presented alongside insect morphology and terminology. Students will apply molecular methods in entomology research, build determination keys, make inventories, collect and prepare specimens, and identify insects. The entire course will be held at Station Linné in the island of Öland.

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Area of interests: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth. Scientific knowledge makes it possible …

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth. Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media. As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

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Subject

Biology

Biology means the study of life and living organisms including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, diversity, their interaction with their environment and their presence in time and space. There are many subdivisions and topics within Biology such as: molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, genetics, botany, zoology, ethology, faunistics, floristics and ecology. An education in biology not only gives you basic knowledge in biology, but also an understanding of relationships between structure and function on various biological levels and it also gives you a grasp of the processes that control the evolution of the organism. Biology is an experimental subject, meaning it alternates theoretical studies with practical exercises such as laboratory work and field trips. Examples of laboratory work include analyzing DNA molecules, producing bacteria or studying preparations of various tissues under a microscope. Dissections and experiments with living organisms are a part of an education in biology, however, an option without animal experiments within the zoology moments is also available. You will be able to study animals and plants in their natural habitats as well as participate in practical ecological field work through different field trips and excursions. Stockholm University has access to three field stations located in interesting nature areas: Tovetorp in Södermanland, Askö in Trosa Archipelago and Tjärnö on the west coast of Sweden.

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Course events

Summer 2018

Study pace 100 %
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English.

Selection: Higher Education Credits (up to 270).

Location: Stockholm

Additional information: Application deadline 15 March.

Tuition fee

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
First instalment: 11667 SEK
Total course/programme fee: 11667 SEK

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
Appl.code: SU-56614