NNMB14005U East Africa
The course aim is to provide a broad background introduction to East Africa, so as to provide the basis upon which future research or career interests relating to the region can be built. As such, during the course we will explore topics ranging from the botany, zoology, geology, anthropology and medical related pathogens of the region, as well as the wider information required to put any research that is based in the region into context. Thus we will also cover at an introductory level the region’s recent history and politics, geography, and development.
The student wil gain knowledge about recent history, politics, Major health problems, Geography and Geology of East Africa. The course will also give knowledge about biodiversity and Ecology of East Africa including Mammalogy, Marine Biology, Entomology, Avifauna as well as Conservation and its challenges in East Africa
The student will be provided with a broad foundation in the above topics, thus giving them a wide understanding of the region. The students will also be provided with a practical and theoretical understanding with regards to how scientific techniques can be used to address biological, geological and other questions in order to undertake research relevant to the region. This will enable them to critically assess relevant research papers based around the region.
The student will be able to discuss a wide range of topics relating to East Africa at an introductory level, and will be able to use this information to build future research or employment opportunities based around the region.
- Practical exercises
- Project work
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 min (no preparation time)The final grade is based 100 % on the oral exam.
- Exam registration requirements
The students must give a 10 minute presentation and 5 page essay on a topic assigned by the course teacher. Completing these is mandatory for being eligible to take the final oral exam.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
As ordinary exam.
If the student has not fulfilled the exam registration requirements the student must hand in an essay with a topic that is chosen by the teacher. The essay must be approved by the teacher no later than 2 weeks before the re-exam.
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning outcome