ANSC 3400

ANSC 3400

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

The course will examine the amazing diversity of reproductive strategies in mammals. Comparative aspects of reproductive physiology will be explored with a focus on the evolution of adaptations and strategies to optimize reproductive success in the face of challenges posed by geographical location and environment. The diversity in basic aspects of reproductive physiology will be highlighted, such as in gonadal function, estrous cycle, pregnancy and lactation. Unique features of species representing the major mammalian orders will be discussed. 

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ANSC 2400 or equivalent.

  • Students will be able to define basic components and mechanisms of reproductive processes in mammals.
  • Students will be able to describe unique features of reproductive processes within given species.
  • Students will be able to illustrate how reproductive strategies employed by a given species represent adaptations to the environment.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast reproductive strategies employed by closely-related vs distantly-related species.
  • Students will be able to assess the benefits and challenges of reproductive strategies used by a species to adapt to the environment in the modern world.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the primary literature on the reproductive strategies used by groups of mammals and the challenges posed by their environment.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2158 ANSC 3400   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: ANSC 2400 or equivalent.

  • 18844 ANSC 3400   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person