Fall 2020 - BISC 316 D100
Vertebrate Biology (4)
Class Number: 1397
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 19, 2020
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
1 778 782-3983
Prerequisites:BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.
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.
The biology, taxonomy, and evolution of vertebrates are reviewed. Representative species are dissected and the anatomy and functions of organ systems are examined in online laboratory sessions. The principal adaptations of fishes, amphibians, reptiles (including birds), and mammals are studied through comparative anatomy to understand vertebrate evolution.
- Lecture Midterm Exam 20%
- End of Semester Written Assignment 10%
- Lecture Final Exam 25%
- Lab Midterm 10%
- Lab Final 15%
- Lab Assignments 10%
- Lecture Assignments 10%
Lectures and Labs will by asynchronous. Tutorials and LiveChats will be synchronous.
Exams will be online and synchronous. You will write your exams during the scheduled lecture time. Exam proctoring software TBD.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Modelling clay in several colours (or similar materials).
Pough FH, Janis CM. 2019. Vertebrate Life: online or hard copy Oxford University Press. 10thEdition
De luliis G, Pulera D. 2019. The Dissection of Vertebrates: A Laboratory Manual. Academic Press. 3rd Edition. (Hard Copy or E-Text)
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