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The course's modules:
Introduction to Animal Behaviour (Ethology): This introductory Module covers three fascinating topics, namely Understanding animal behaviour ; Observing African animals, and Social and mating systems.
Introduction to Antelopes and African Ruminants: This Module introduces the even-toed, ruminating ungulates; antelope and buffalo (family Bovidae), and antelope visual displays. These subjects prepare the way for the separate tribal and species accounts.
Small Antelopes: This Module includes a group introduction and separate species accounts of the small antelopes. They include: blue/Maxwell's and common duiker (tribe Cephalophini), steenbok, Kirk's dik-dik, klipspringer, and oribi (tribe Neotragini).
Medium – sized Antelopes: This Module provides introductions and separate species accounts of the groups comprised mainly of medium-sized antelopes. They include Thompson's and Grants gazelle, springbok, and gerenuk (tribe Antilopini), the 3 reedbuck species, kob, puku, lechwe, and waterbuck (tribe Reduncini), gray rhebok, and the plentiful impala.
Large Antelopes: This Module includes separate species accounts and tribal introductions of the groups containing the large antelope. They include roan, sable, and gemsbok (tribe Hippotragini); the 3 hartebeest species, topi and tsessebe, blesbok and bontebok, blue and black wildebeest (tribe Alcelaphini); bushbuck, sitatunga, nyala, lesser and greater kudu, bongo and eland (tribe Tragelaphini).
Other Ruminants: This Module includes one Tribal and one Family introduction to the ruminants not covered previously, namely the buffalo/cattle tribe (Bovini) and the okapi, giraffe family (Giraffidae) The module includes separate accounts of the African buffalo and giraffe.
Even-toed Non – Ruminants: This Module includes an introduction to the pigs (family Suidae), with separate species accounts of the bushpig, giant forest hog, and warthog; and an account of the hippopotamus (family Hippopotamidae).
Odd-toed Non – Ruminants: This Module includes an introduction to the odd-toed non-ruminants (order Perissodactyla); an introduction to the rhinos (family Rhinocerotidae) with separate species accounts of the black and white rhino; an introduction to the zebra/horse family (Equidae), with separate species accounts of Burchell's, Grevy's, and mountain zebra.
Near Ungulates: This Module examines the traits shared by species classified in separate orders and families, namely hyraxes, elephants, and dugongs, and provides separate species accounts of the tree, rock and bush hyraxes, and the African elephant.
Entrance Requirements: None whatsoever. We have an open admission policy with no barriers to entry of any kind; anyone may register and begin any course at any time irrespective of your age, prior qualifications, disability or schooling. With no deadlines, you may take as much time as you need. Even after completing a course, you'll always retain access to the course material, including all updates and upgrades at no additional cost. Due to the fact that all content delivery and assessment is automated, students get to dictate their own course pace completely, thus you may fast-track courses or take your time.
Online Courses are delivered entirely online; the course material and all assessments are accessed over the internet. Course content may also be downloaded, but all courses tests must be completed online.
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