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Undergraduate Course: Elective: plant geography (ARCH09014)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityPart-year visiting students only
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryIndicative course content
Paleoecology and the botany of the past 450million years. The development of the modern floristic kingdoms climate change, mountain building, the shifting seas and the influence of plate tectonics on the evolution of plants and their habitats. The ecological structure of the major biota and modern floristic kingdoms and the impact that each has had on horticulture: Arctic and Temperate biota Mediterranean (Chile, South Africa and Australia)The Tropics.

Aims of course
1 This module introduces students to some of the complexities and patterns of plant evolution.
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Mode of delivery
A lecture based module.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Pre-requisites
none

Co-requisites
none

Prohibited combinations
none
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  40
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 12, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 86 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Students must pass all learning outcomes. The aggregation of failed Learning outcomes with passing learning outcomes to generate an overall pass mark is not permitted. Failure of one learning outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome. Students are permitted two attempts to pass this course.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the major floristic categories.
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the way plants adapt to changing environments and the formation of habitats.
  3. understand how changing climates and the interplay between abiotic and biotic factors have influenced the evolution of major plant groups.
Reading List
Indicative Bibliography
Pears, N (1977) Basic biogeography. Longman. Simmons, I G (1979) Biogeography: natural and cultural. Arnold. Tivy, J (1971) Biogeography: a study of plants in the ecosphere. Oliver & Boyd.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Landscape Institute criteria: physical and natural environment.
KeywordsPLANT FAMILIES, EVOLUTION, HABITATS, ABIOTIC AND BIOTIC FACTORS.
Contacts
Course organiserMr John Stuart-Murray
Tel: (0131 6)51 5798
Email: j.stuart-murray@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Margaret Dingsdale
Tel: 0131 651 5803
Email: m.dingsdale@ed.ac.uk
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