2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 05, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 315 - Invertebrate Zoology


4 credits
A survey of the most prominent branches of the phylogenetic tree. Working from the protozoans to the chordates, this course explores evolution, systematics, physiology, morphology, life history, ecology and behavior of select species. This phylogenetic context will provide a unique opportunity to understand the problems common to all life and how evolution has solved them. Labs will include studying the body plans of major phylogenetic groups to understand how structure and function are interlinked. Course coverage includes many groups important to medicine (e.g. many parasitic organisms) as well as to other disciplines such as geology, ecology, paleontology and neuroscience. 3 lecture and one 2-hour lab periods.

Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): Prerequisite or may be taken concurrently: BIOL 288  or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite(s): None.
Corequisite(s): None.



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