Fall 2019 - BISC 316 D100

Vertebrate Biology (4)

Class Number: 2814

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 3153, Burnaby

    We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 6, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SWH 10081, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A review of the evolution and the taxonomy of the vertebrate classes. A comparative study of their organ systems and functions with particular reference to reproduction. A comparison of the functional morphology of some species by laboratory dissections.

COURSE DETAILS:

The biology, taxonomy, and evolution of vertebrates are reviewed. Representative species are dissected and the anatomy and functions of organ systems are examined in laboratory sessions. The principal adaptations of fishes, amphibians, reptiles (including birds), and mammals are studied through comparative anatomy to understand vertebrate evolution.

Grading

  • Midterm Exam 15%
  • Argumentation 20%
  • Final Exam 30%
  • Lab Midterm 15%
  • Lab Final 20%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

LECTURE TEXTBOOK:

Pough FH, Janis CM. 2019. Vertebrate Life: online or hard copyOxford University Press. 10thEdition

LABORATORY TEXTBOOK: 

Wischnitzer S. 2006. Atlas and Dissection Guide for Comparative Anatomy. MacMillan Learning, New York. 6thEdition.

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