The functional and evolutionary themes that have given rise to the chordates will be examined. Topics include ontogeny and phylogeny, the origin of the chordates, and the structural and functional differences/similarities between extinct and extant chordates. Laboratory studies include comparative dissections, examination of structural and functional adaptations of chordates, and various laboratory techniques for animal biology. Not available for supplemental. Instruction (2.0), Lab (2.0). Equivalent to: BIO-350. Requisite Courses: Take BIO-3350L (Required, Concurrent).
BIO-3350 Comparative Animal Biology - 3.00 credits