ANSC 4940

ANSC 4940

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

The department teaches "trial" courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester and are advertised by the department before the semester begins. Courses offered under the number will be approved by the department curriculum committee, and the same course is not offered more than twice under this number.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: undergraduates.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • Topic: Extreme Animal Adaptation

  • 11485 ANSC 4940   LEC 001

    • M Morrison Hall 163
    • Mar 13 - May 7, 2024
    • Acor, N

      Allen, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This course examines the unique physiologies of animals adapted to live in extreme environments or conditions. Students will integrate and apply their knowledge of physiology and adaptive radiation in a final project where they will create a new organism and explain how it is adapted to a particular alien environment. By the end of the 7-weeks, students will have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the physiology of these animals and how they can overcome harsh biomes. Lecture material will be reinforced by reading and discussing scientific research articles on the animals and physiology covered. Examples of topics covered are specialized thermoregulation, behavior, metabolism, and more.