BI 226 - Zoology
This course is a broad
introduction to the Kingdom Animalia. The anatomy, physiology, systematics,
evolution and ecology of animals will be discussed. Laboratory will include
dissection, microscopic and macroscopic examination of organisms representative
of the major animal phyla. Prerequisites BI 114 or permission of the instructor.
Credit Hours: 3:3:4
Learning Outcomes: Students successfully
completing this course will be able to:
Describe what an animal is and how they are differentiated from other taxa.
Describe the evolution of the animal body plan from single-celled organisms to
extinct and extant multi-cellular forms.
Describe the major systems present in animals and how the structure of the
system varies in order to compensate for environmental conditions.
Describe the anatomy of animals in each of the major phyla and class.
Describe the ecological niches occupied by animals in specific phyla and
Demonstrate proper dissecting techniques on a variety of specimens.
Demonstrate the ability to prepare and use museum specimens.
Describe the use of the scientific method as it relates to zoology.
Demonstrate the ability to obtain and communicate the results of laboratory
investigations involving animal subjects.
Exams, quizzes, laboratory
techniques, laboratory practicals.
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