BIOEE 2740

BIOEE 2740

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

This course in vertebrate organismal biology 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 vertebrate groups, with a focus on organ systems (such as the nervous, circulatory, and respiratory systems), life history, locomotion, behavior, ecology, 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: BIOEE 1780 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG, BIO-AS, PBS-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

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

  • Explain the basic organization of the vertebrate body and its ten organ systems.
  • Describe broad patterns of vertebrate evolution and diversity during the Phanerozoic.
  • Use your knowledge of anatomy to make predictions about a vertebrate's mode of life.
  • Explain why some groups of vertebrates are more diverse than others.
  • Develop and compare examples of convergent evolution in different clades of vertebrates.
  • Review conservation issues specific to different major groups of vertebrates and relate these to differences in life history patterns, ecology, and behavior.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1388 BIOEE 2740   LEC 001

    • MWF Corson-Mudd A106
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Bemis, W

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses. Course Fee: $35.

  •  1389 BIOEE 2740   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1390 BIOEE 2740   LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1758 BIOEE 2740   LAB 403

  • Instruction Mode: In Person