Fall 2022 - BISC 316 D100
Vertebrate Biology (4)
Class Number: 1712
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 8, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
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. Organ systems and functions of principal adaptations are studied through comparative anatomy. Characteristics of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals are examined to understand how vertebrates cope in different environments. Representative species are dissected and the anatomy and function of organ systems are examined in laboratory sessions.
- Midterm Exam 20%
- Final Exam 30%
- Written Assignment 10%
- Lab Midterm 15%
- Lab Final 25%
Lectures begin September 7, 2022.
Laboratory sessions begin in week of September 12, 2022.
F.H. Pough, W.E. Bemis, B. McGuire and C.M. Janis 2023. Vertebrate Life.
Prentice Hall, New Jersey. 11th Edition.
De Iuliis, G. and D. Pulerà. 2007. The Dissection of Vertebrates: A Laboratory Manual. 1st Edition (required – digital copy available through SFU Library for free)
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