BIOEE 3730

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

Introduction to the biology and evolution of the major invertebrate phyla, concentrating on marine representatives. In addition to the evolution of form and function, lectures cover aspects of ecology, behavior, physiology, chemical ecology, and natural history of invertebrates. There will be an optional weekend field trip to Shoals Marine Laboratory to exposes students to a wealth of marine invertebrates in their natural habitats.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: either Introduction to Evolutionary Biology or Introductory Oceanography.

Outcomes
  • Learn the major phyla of marine invertebrates through lectures, videos, exposure to the Blaschka glass collection and a field trip.
  • Understand phylo genetic relationships among the major phyla and within selected major phyla.
  • Develop an appreciation for some major avenues of research with marine invertebrates and develop critical reading skills, by reading and discussing original research.
  • Develop critical research and thinking skills and oral presentation skills through a project.
  • Gain experience in giving a formal presentation.
  • Learn to work as a group through take home essays and paper discussion sessions.
  • Gain experience in organismal biology.

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  • Enrollment Information
    Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16230BIOEE 3730  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Harvell, C

  • Prerequisites: Either Introduction to Evolutionary Biology or Introductory Oceanography or permission of instructor.