BIO 230 - Vertebrate Zoology
A detailed study of the Sub phylum Vertebrata emphasizing diversity and evolutionary history, along with phylogenetic and comparative aspects of structure and function. Students in this course will learn to recognize major groups of of vertebrate animals, have an understanding of the
phylogeny of the Sub phylum Vertebrata, and be made aware of historical and current methods used to delineate evolutionary relationships among major taxa. Topics to be discussed will also include vertebrate biodiversity and conservation.
The laboratory will emphasize comparative structure and function of the various organs and organ systems.
1 semester 4 credits.