2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Oct 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

BIOL 3400 - Comparative Vertebrate Evolution and Anatomy (with Lab)


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, fall term

Prerequisites: BIOL 1510 and 1520 (grades of C- or better)

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

Credits: 4