INTEGRATIVE VERTEBRATE BIOLOGY
Develops an advanced understanding of the morphology, anatomy, physiology, adaptations, evolution, life history, and systematics of vertebrate animals. Vertebrates will be studied from an integrative biology perspective, emphasizing the interactions of environment and mechanisms of evolution across different levels of biological organization. Students will develop skills for contemporary research and museum curation of vertebrates. Intended for advanced Biology majors and graduate students. Research and museum activities require overnight or day field trips and will involve additional student costs. Elective course for biology and health science majors and Master of Science in Biology students. Two hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Prerequisites: BIO 173 or BIO 242 or BIO 271 or Graduate Standing.