Studies the biology of vertebrate animals, emphasizing natural history, physiology, morphology, taxonomy and behavior. Reviews evolutionary and ecological aspects of each taxonomic group. Includes laboratory work with living and preserved specimens to familiarize students with representative individuals of the major classes of this group. A field trip component to the Marine Science Consortium, Wallops Island, VA, includes additional student costs. This course is an elective for Biology majors. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 115 (Concepts in Biology 2).