Zoology (ZOOL)

200 Human Anatomy (4) The study of the anatomical structure of the human body using animals, models, computer and video simulations. Two one-hour lectures and two two-hour laboratories.

201 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) An introductory course surveying the structure and function of the organ systems of man with major emphasis on the coordinated functioning of the human body. Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. ZOOL 201 may not substitute for ZOOL 251. Student cannot receive credit for both ZOOL 201 and ZOOL 251. Prereq: BIOL 110 or MBIO 251.

251-252 Human Physiology (4, 4) An introductory human physiology course sequence including anatomy of the human body with emphasis on the principles of physiology. 251: Fundamentals of biology, integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous system, including autonomic nervous system, and endocrine system physiology. 252: Physiology of the reproductive system, digestive system, blood and circulatory system, respiratory system and metabolism, excretory system and fluid and electrolyte balance. Course sequence offered for health science students. Course must be taken in sequence. Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab.

304 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (5) Classification and phylogeny of the vertebrates, followed by a detailed study of integumentary and skeletal systems of a variety of forms. Dissections of dogfish shark, necturus, and cat, with emphasis on digestive, respiratory, circulatory, urogenital, and nervous systems. Three one-hour lectures and two two-hour labs. Prereq: BIOL 110-120.

315 Invertebrate Zoology (4) Phylogeny, morphology, and ecology of invertebrate animals exclusive of insects and parasites. Three two-hour lectures/laboratory classes. Prereq: BIOL 110-120.

319 Mammalogy (3) Biology, natural history, classification and identification of mammals with emphasis on the local fauna. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab. Prereq: BIOL 110-120.

320 Ichthyology (3) Identification, classification, distribution, life history, and economic importance of fishes. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab. Prereq: BIOL 110-120.

321 Ornithology (3) Introduction to external structure, classification, migration, behavior, and phylogeny of birds. Most laboratory periods are spent studying birds in the field. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab. Prereq: BIOL 110-120.

322 Herpetology (3) Introduction to the study of reptiles and amphibians including structure, classification, distribution, ecology, behavior and identification. Most emphasis on local species with several outdoor labs. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab. Prereq: BIOL 120.

325 Economic Entomology (3) A study of the biology, ecology, and management of local arthropods with emphasis on insects. Emphasis on both the negative impact arthropods have on man’s health, his agricultural practices, and problems associated with upkeep of dwellings and on the positive aspects of arthropods as food sources, pollinators, decomposers, and biological control agents. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Prereq: BIOL 110-120.

328 Natural History of the Vertebrates (3) Life modes of various types of vertebrates. Identification of common, local, and American species, distributions, life histories, and ecology. Recommended for students in elementary or secondary education or biology students who do not intend to take other vertebrate morphology courses. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab. Prereq: BIOL 110-120.

440 (640) General Parasitology (4) A study of animal parasites. Emphasis on morphology, taxonomy, life history, ecology, and host-parasite relationships. Three two-hour lecture/laboratory classes. Prereq: BIOL 110-120.

441 (641) Animal Ecology (3) Basic principles of animal ecology and population biology. Prereq: BIOL 110-120.

442 (642) Animal Ecology Laboratory (1) Laboratory studies of the methods of animal ecology. One two-hour lab. Coreq: ZOOL 441.

443 Animal Behavior (3) A course designed to expose students to the ecological, evolutionary, physiological, and psychological aspects of animal behavior in a wide variety of animals. Laboratory exercises with animals in their natural environment or in a laboratory setting focus on observational and experimental techniques used in current animal behavior research. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Prereq: BIOL 331.

461 (661) Histology (3) The study of characteristics and properties of primary normal animal tissues and special histology dealing with the arrangement and adaptations of tissues in organs. One one-hour lecture and two two-hour labs. Prereq: BIOL 110-120.

710 Entomology for Teachers (4) A survey of the class Insecta including morphology, physiology, ethology, ecology, and taxonomy of insects. Both field and laboratory experiences in collecting, identification, and collection maintenance are included.

 



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