BIOEE 2740

BIOEE 2740

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Introductory course in vertebrate organismal biology that explores the anatomy and function of vertebrates with an emphasis on vertebrate evolution. Lectures cover topics such as the origin, anatomy, physiology, paleontology, and evolution of various vertebrate groups, with a focus on organ systems (such as the nervous, circulatory, and respiratory systems), life history, locomotion, behavior, and conservation.  This course prepares students for advanced courses on the biology of fishes, amphibians and reptiles, birds, and mammals; pre-vet and pre-med students benefit from its comparative anatomical approach to understanding the organization of the vertebrate body.

When Offered Spring.

Fees Course fee: $35.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS, BIO-AS)

Comments Laboratories include dissections of fresh and preserved vertebrate animals and noninvasive live animal demonstrations.

Outcomes
  • Describe how the ten major organ systems interact in a vertebrate's body.
  • Identify major anatomical structures in diverse vertebrate species, including cartilaginous and bony fishes, amphibians, mammals, reptiles and birds.
  • Understand major events and comparative anatomical transitions in the evolutionary history of vertebrates, such as the origin of land vertebrates.
  • Classify vertebrate species to the appropriate major group using correct scientific names, e.g., sharks and other cartilaginous fishes belong to Chondrichthyes.
  • Look at the anatomy of a living or fossil vertebrate and be able to make logical predictions about its way of life.
  • Understand that different groups of vertebrates have different life histories that impose different conservation concerns and outcomes.

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1511BIOEE 2740  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Bemis, W

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses. Course Fee: $25.

  •  1512BIOEE 2740  LAB 401

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Bemis, W

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    At least 2 asynchronous lab hours required per week.

  •  1513BIOEE 2740  LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    At least 2 asynchronous lab hours required per week.

  •  2257BIOEE 2740  LAB 403

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Bemis, W

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    At least 2 asynchronous lab hours required per week.