327 ZOO

King Saud University
College of Science
Zoology department
 
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(Herpetology)
 
(327 Zoo)
 
Course title Herpetology Course Code 327 Zoo
Credit hours       (3) Hours (2) Lecture (1) Practical
Course level Fifth Pre-requisites 103 Zoo
Name of  Lecturer Prof. Mohammed K. Al-Sadoon
Tel. 014675755 Office No. 2 B 159
E-mail msadoon@ksu.edu.sa Academic year
Link http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/596/default.aspx
Objectives
  • To acquire students with the general characters of Amphibia and Reptiles and  it's classification.
  • To acquire students with the Anatomical studies of Amphibia and Reptilia.
  • To acquire students with knowledge regarding the families and orders of Amphibia and Reptilia.
  • To enable students to understand the Ecological adaptation of Amphibia and Reptilia in their environments.
  • To acquire students with knowledge regarding the Amphibians and Reptilians species in Saudi habitats.
  Topics Weeks
Topics to be Covered General Introduction 1
General Characters of Amphibia and Reptilia  2
General Characters of Amphibia and Reptilia  3
Reproduction of Amphibia and Reptilia  4
Reproduction of Amphibia and Reptilia  5
Fertilization of Amphibia and Reptilia  6
First Monthly Exam                      7
Fertilization of Amphibia and Reptilia  8
Homeostatis of Amphibia and Reptilia  9
Homeostatis of Amphibia and Reptilia  10
Relations with habitat 11
Second Monthly Exam                  12
Morphological and Physiological Adaptation 13
Classification of Amphibia and Reptilia  14
Classification of Amphibia and Reptilia  15
Student  Assessment Class activities ( activities and  homework)  (30 %)
  Monthly Exam -1-                                         (15 %)
  Monthly Exam -2-                                         (15 %)
  Final Exam                                                    (40 %)
Methods of assessment
  • Evaluating the laboratory written reports.
  • Evaluating activities and homework.
  • Final Written Exam
Teaching strategies
  • Promoting students to submit activities, homework and writing reports.
  • Field trips.
  • Lectures.
Required Text (s)
  • Introduction to Herpetology by Goin & Goin (1971).
  • Fauna of Saudi Arabia, Vol.8 & 9
  • Al-Sadoon, M. K. (2004). Practical Manual of Reptiles. King Saud University.
         

 
 

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