NNMK14009U Entomology

Volume 2014/2015
MSc Programme in Biology

Systematics and phylogeny of insects, arachnids and myriapods, with notes on extinct taxa of particular importance. Morphology and functionality. Biological adaptations. Diversity and evolution.

Learning Outcome

Knowledge:The student shall acquire knowledge sufficient for placing a terrestrial arthropod into the classification at the level of order or important suborder and be able to list relevant diagnostic features. The student shall achieve a general conception of the evolution (period of major diversification) of the major arthropod orders in a geological time-frame.

Skills: The student shall be able to 1) demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the arthropod body, including a command of terminological terms sufficient for accessing the literature; 2) demonstrate knowledge of the biological diversity of terrestrial arthropods, including adaptations to major categories of habitats and associations/​interactions with other organisms.

Competences: The student shall acquire sufficient knowledge of the factual basis for the phylogeny of terrestrial arthropod orders to be able to discuss the major competing phylogenetic hypotheses, and shall be able to discuss the evolution of life history traits argued from a phylogenetic hypothesis.

See Absalon.

Lectures and practical exercises.
Minimum 15 and maximum 29 participants.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 30
  • Lectures
  • 50
  • Practical exercises
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 68
  • Project work
  • 38
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 40 minutes under invigilation
Continuous assessment
Evaluation through a mid-term written assignment and a final oral exam without preparation time

If the students' written assignments are not approved, the grade -3 will be given for the entire course.
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners/co-examiners.
Oral exam with internal examiners and grading using the 7-point grading scale.
Criteria for exam assesment

See learning outcome.