Basics of Agricultural Zoology (152067)
|Prof. Tomislav Treer, PhD, Professor Emeritus|
|Associate teacher for exercises|
|Prof. Marina Piria, PhD|
|Assist. Prof. Daniel Matulić, PhD|
|Associate teacher for seminars|
|Prof. Marina Piria, PhD|
|Very good (4)||88-95%|
Assoc. Prof. Tea Tomljanović, PhD
Definition and development of zoology and agricultural zoology. Principles of general and systematic zoology. Etiology. The basic ecological concepts. Zoogeography. Paleontology. Evolution. Endemic species and the protection of animals. Systematic and biology of animals. Overview of the animal kingdom, with special emphasis on those relevant to agronomy. Microscopy. Working with preparations in practicum. Seminars. Field work in nature and Zagreb zoo.
Type of course
- Undergraduate studies / BS Courses taught in English (elective course, 1 semester, 1 year)
At the end of this course students will be able to manage good recognition of animal taxa in order to successfully work with the animals and study their role in human life.
Types of instruction
- Field work
sampling different species in streams and rivers. Visits to museums, the zoo and other natural science institutions
- Laboratory practice/exercises
Work on the section of different animal species
the lessons will be interpreted certain chapters with many examples of practice and numerous projection pictures
work on a collection of animals that are found in the Department of fisheries, beekeeping, game management and special zoology
individual work of students at especially interesting animal species for him with the expert help of mentors
|Learning outcome||Evaluation methods|
|Identify and nominate important animal taxons||colloquium, midterm exam|
|To understand the significance of evolution and evidence of it||oral exam|
|To demonstrate the basics of field and laboratory work with animals||oral exam|
|Systematized animal species in the appropriate category and understand its role in agriculture||midterm exam|
Classes according to the schedule and within the planned number of hours. Keeping records of the presence of students in classes, student success and achievements. Recommendations of textbooks, manuals and other forms of information that are available to students. Maintenance exams for students according to the schedule prescribed in the examination terms. Maintenance consultation with students to overcome the study program. Organizing field work for students. Mentoring students in the preparation of the final work.
Solve the teaching and exam prerequisites. Attend the established curriculum.
Methods of grading
|Evaluation elements||Maximum points or Share in evaluation||Grade rating scale||Grade||Direct teaching hours||Total number of average student workload||ECTS|
Very good (4)
Very good (4)
|midterm exam||44||74 %||12||160||1.3|
|midterm exam||Chordonia, Anamnia, Reptilia, Aves, Mammalia||From the ninth week until the end of classes||During examination periods|
|oral exam||Ecology. Basic ecological terms. Zoogeography. Paleontology. Evolution. Endemic species and animal protection||During examination periods|
|colloquium||Identify and nominate important animal taxons||By the end of the classes||During examination periods|
Weekly class schedule
- General and systematic zoology L - Definition and importance of zoology and agricultural zoology. Basic concepts of general zoology. The principles of classification of animals.
- Selected terms of general zoology I L - Tomljanović Etiology. The basic ecological terms. Zoogeography
- Selected terms of general zoology II L - Paleontology. Evolution. Endemic species and the protection of animals
- Taxonomy I L - Protozoa, Parazoa
- Taxonomy II L - Ameria
- Taxonomy III L - Polymeria, Oligomeria
- Taxonomy IV L - Anamnia
- Taxonomy V L - Reptilia, Aves.
- Taxonomy VI L - Mammalia
- Practicum P - Work with preparats in practicum
- Laboratory work Lab - Microscopy
- Field sampling I F - Field work in nature
- Field sampling II F - Field work in Zagreb zoo.
- Seminar S - Individual consultation for seminar work
- Treer T., Tucak Z. (2004): Agrarna zoologija. Školska knjiga, Zagreb.
- Treer T., Odak T., Piria M. (2001): Tablice za prepoznavanje važnijih taksona životinja. Agronomski fakultet, Zagreb.
- Oštrec Lj. (1998): Zoologija. Zrinski, Čakovec.
- Matoničkin I., Erben R. (2004): Opća zoologija. Školska knjiga, Zagreb.
- Dorit R. L., Walker W. F., Barnes R. D. (1991): Zoology. Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia.
- Garms H., Borm L. (1981): Fauna Evrope. Mladinska knjiga, Ljubljana
- Matoničkin I.,Habdija I., Primc-Habdija B. (1998): Beskralješnjaci I & II. Školska knjiga, Zagreb.
Similar course at related universities
- Agricultural Zoology, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
- Zoologie, BOKU, Wien, Austria
- Zoology, University of Hohenheim, Germany