BIOS4216 – Evolution and Systematics of Organismal Groups: The Plant Kingdom
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
This course covers evolution and mechanisms of evolution in plants, systematics and classification of selected groups of plants. Special emphasis is put on examples from current research at UiO and the methods used. Teaching on genetic and morphological diversity within systematic or ecological important groups is partly given in the field through a fieldcourse.
To get insight in evolution and classification of plants as well as modern research methods and important fields for research.
Admission to the course
Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.
Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with BIO4250 – Evolution and systematics of organismal groups: The Plant Kingdom (discontinued).
Lectures, seminar, laboratorywork and a fieldcourse. Selected scientific papers will be discussed in a seminar where active participation is expected. In addition there will be a small project with an essay. Compulsory attendance at seminars, laboratorywork and field course. The course will take place at Lids hus, Natural History Museum, Tøyen.
The field course is abroad (Africa). There will be an alternative arrangement for student who cannot travel for medical reasons.
First lecture is mandatory. If you can not attend the first lecture, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org, before the first lecture.
As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.
The course is only given if three or more students meet on the first lecture.
Cost of taking the course
The field course is abroad (Africa). The students must cover expenses for food and transport to and from the airport. The flight ticket and hotel is covered by the department.
The essay must be approved before you can be accepted to take the final exam. A floristic exam will be arranged during the field course, weighted 25%. A final written exam (3 h), based on the text book and lab course, weighted 75%.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: BIO4250 – Evolution and systematics of organismal groups: The Plant Kingdom (discontinued)
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: