373 ZOO

King Saud University
College of Science
Zoology department
 
Course File
(Terrestrial Ecology )
 
(373 Zoo)
 
Course title Terrestrial Ecology Course Code 373 Zoo
Credit hours       (2) Hours (1) 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 let student get acquainted with:
  • Principle of Ecosystem
  • Geographical distribution of Animals.
  • Ecological factors (physical and biological factors)
  • Animals communities.
  • Elements cycles.
  • Adaptation of Animals to desert Environments. 
  Topics Weeks
Topics to be Covered General Introduction 1
Principle of Ecosystem 2
Terrestrial communities 3
Elements cycles 4
Elements cycles 5
Animal  communities 6
First Monthly Exam                      7
Geographical distribution of Animals. 8
Ecological factors. 9
Ecological factors. 10
Population Ecology 11
Second Monthly Exam                  12
Population characteristic 13
Adaptation of Animals to desert Environments.  14
Adaptation of Animals to desert Environments.  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)
  • Ecology. (2000). By  Boran
  • Al-Johany, A. M. (1422). Practical of Animal ecology.
           

 
 

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