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Administrative Unit: Physical and Biological Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: BIOL 353
Course Title: Zoology
Number of:
Credit Hours 5
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 2
Catalog Description:

Survey of animal phyla and vertebrate organ systems. Laboratory is included. $40 lab fee. Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 112L. Offered odd fall.

 
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): BIOL 112 and BIOL 112L
 
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered odd Fall.
 
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Textbooks listed are not necessarily the textbook(s) used in the course.

Integrated Principles of Zoology
By Hickman, C. P., et al. (McGraw-Hill)
Recommended
Zoology
By Miller, S. A., and J. P. Harley (McGraw-Hill)
Recommended
General Zoology Laboratory Manual
By Lytle, C. F. (McGraw-Hill)
Recommended
General Zoology Laboratory Manual
By Miller, S. A. (McGraw-Hill)
Recommended
 
Course Objectives
  • To describe the classification and phylogeny of animals.
  • To summarize major characteristics of each of the animal phyla.
  • To describe the evolutionary development and function of major organ systems.
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    Measurable Learning
    Outcomes:
  • Describe how organisms are named systematically.
  • Outline the classification of life.
  • List the general features of all animals.
  • Identify the key transitions in body organization that have occurred over the course of animal evolution.
  • Compare traditional and alternative classification methods for animals.
  • Identify major characteristics and evolutionary relationships of each group of animals.
    . Describe the functional systems of vertebrates.
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    Topical Outline:
  • Animal systematics and phylogeny
  • Characteristics of animals
  • Diversity in the animal kingdom
  • Changes in the animal body plan over evolution
  • Noncoelomate invertebrates
  • Coelomate invertebrates
  • Vertebrates
  • Animal form and function
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    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 24

     
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    Prepared by: Julie Estabrooks Date: October 9, 2008
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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