567--Comparative Animal Physiology

Lectures cover the physiology of vertebrates and invertebrates on a system by system basis (e.g. circulatory system, digestive system, etc.). Comparisons between animals within each system and adaptations to "extreme" environments are emphasized. Weekly problem sets provide practice in physiological reasoning for each system covered. Animal design projects involve modeling the physiological systems of an extinct animal. Includes laboratory component. Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in Biology 151, 152 & 153.

Offered Spring Semesters Only

Biology Core Requirement Area: 
Physiology
Plant requirement: 
No
Lab Requirement: 
Yes
General Education Requirement: 
No