BIOEE 4500

BIOEE 4500

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Lectures cover the evolution, diversity, functional morphology, behavior, ecology, and biogeography of living mammals. Selective coverage of mammalian fossils, conservation status, domestication, and diseases.

When Offered Fall (offered in alternate years).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Recommended prerequisite: BIOEE 1780 or BIOEE 1781 and/or BIOEE 2740.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS)

  • Students will understand the critical differences between mammals and other organisms in all aspects of their biology.
  • Students will understand the evolutionary origins of mammals.
  • Students will understand the evolutionary processes that led to the diversification of mammals.
  • Students will understand the changing fashions in the classification of mammals.
  • Students will be able to classify mammals to the appropriate major group using correct scientific names, including extinct forms.
  • Students will be able to define the main biological characteristics of those groups.
  • Students will understand how humans exploit certain species of mammal and how humans are themselves exploited by particular mammals. They will appreciate how certain species of mammal need conservation following human activities.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16688 BIOEE 4500   LEC 001

  • S-U grades by permission only. Recommended prerequisite: BIOEE 1780 or 1781 and/or BIOEE 2740.