Zoology is the study of the biological kingdom Animalia, from sponges to mammals. This class is an entry level yet rigorous lecture and laboratory course designed for students interested in science and biology. This class will survey organisms from across the entire animal kingdom, and you will become familiar with every major taxonomic clade within. To fully understanding animal diversity, we will study their functional morphology, anatomy, physiology, development, behavior, and ecology, all through the lens of evolution by natural selection. This course will introduce foundational principles that underlie biology, including principles of scientific inquiry, thermodynamics, chemistry, genetics, Cell Theory, and the Theory of Evolution. The laboratory portion will consist of an overview of animal characteristics, surveys of diversity within animal groups, dissections of representatives of the major animal groups, and observations of living organisms.
1) Learn fundamental concepts that underlie biology.
2) Understand The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.
3) Learn the characteristics of and relationships among major phylogenetic clades of animals.
4) Develop written and oral communication skills.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
T/F 10:30AM-12:20PM, T 2:10PM-5:50PM (Lab) (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
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Tags: anatomy , Biology , Critical Thinking , Environment , evolution , Physiology , science