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ZOO 3205C   INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY WITH LAB

credits: 4  

Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010/BSC 2010L and BSC 2011/BSC 2011L. The major emphasis of this course is the classification, evolution and biodiversity of invertebrates. Coverage of each taxonomic group will include discussion of characteristics, systematics, taxonomy, evolution, and unique morphological, physiological, ecological and behavioral adaptations. This course is a combined lecture and lab class. 92 contact hours.

ZOO 3307C   VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY WITH LAB

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011 and BSC 2011L. The major emphasis of this course focuses on the classification, evolution and biodiversity of vertebrates. Coverage of each taxonomic group will include discussion of characteristics, systematics, taxonomy, evolution, paleontology, biogeography and unique morphological, physiological, ecological and behavioral adaptations. This course is a combined lecture and lab class. 92 contact hours.

ZOO 3713C   FUNCTIONAL VERTEBRATE ANATOMY WITH LAB

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: BSC 2010/BSC 2010L and BSC 2011/BSC 2011L. The major emphasis of this course is the comparison of form and function among the vertebrate groups. The course will include discussions of the phylogeny and systematics of vertebrates and central concepts underlying patterns and processes of adaptations. Comparisons of the vertebrate groups will cover each body system, focusing on morphology and integrating critical analysis of function and evolutionary patterns and processes into the anatomical discussions. This course is a combined lecture and lab class. 92 contact hours.

ZOO 3733C   HUMAN ANATOMY WITH LAB

credits: 4  
Prerequisite: BSC 2011/2011L. This course is an advanced study of the anatomy of the human body. The study of the gross anatomy of the body will be enhanced with dissections. There will also be a study of the histology of the human body, selecting tissues important to each system. The systems approach is used and each major body system is examined in depth. The systems covered include: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive. The structural relationships between organs within body regions will also be studied. The role of developmental processes in determining the location of organs in the adult body will be examined. 92 contact hours.

ZOO 4454C   ICHTHYOLOGY WITH LABORATORY

credits: 4  

Prerequisite(s): BSC 2010/2010L, BSC 2011/2011L, and BSC3312C or ZOO 3303C. Ichthyology is the subdiscipline of biology that studies fishes. Topics will include: the evolution of fishes; the taxonomy and classification of extant fish groups; basic anatomy and physiology of fishes; general and specific aspects of the biology of fishes, including age and growth, reproduction, osmotic regulation swimming and buoyancy; general and specific aspects of the ecology of fishes, including fish communities in freshwater, estuarine, coastal, oceanic and deep-ocean communities. This course is a combined lecture and lab class. 92 contact hours.

ZOO 4513C   ANIMAL BEHAVIOR WITH LAB

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: BSC 2011/2011L and PCB 3043C. This course teaches how and why animals behave the way that they do.  How animals behave is the realm of proximate causation, which incorporates physiological, developmental and genetic bases of behavior.  Why animals behave a certain way is ultimate causation, which investigates the adaptive value of behavior.  The adaptive component of behavior also introduces the sub-discipline of behavioral ecology, where the animal’s behavior is studied in an ecological and evolutionary context.  This allows us to merge concepts from Animal Physiology, Genetics and Ecology with behavior to provide a highly integrated program of study.  This course is a combined lecture and lab class.   The lab component helps students to understand the scientific process and to develop skills in observation, description, data analysis, basic statistics, literature review and evaluation, and writing.  92 contact hours.


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