2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
    Dec 03, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

BIOL 3400 - Comparative Vertebrate Evolution and Anatomy

Goals: To investigate the form and function of anatomical features of a variety of animals, using the comparative method to assess the relative importance of evolutionary history and differing environments on morphology.  Dissection with be emphasized.

Content: The evolution and integration of morphology, with emphasis on the roles of homology, ontogeny and adaptation to diverse environments as influences on form and function

Taught: Alternate years, spring term.

Prerequisite: BIOL 1800 and 1820, or permission of instructor.

Credits: 4

Note: NOTE: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.