3421_+FALL++Syllabus+2015 - BIOLOGY 3421 Fall 15 VERTEBRATE...

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BIOLOGY 3421 Fall 15 VERTEBRATE PHYSIOLOGY Dr.  Francis R. Horne  CLASS MEETS: 9:30-10:45 ASB Bldg Rm 315 Office Hours TT 10:45-12:00 Supple Science BLDG 446 What is physiology? Description: Vertebrate Physiology is the study of the function and activities of living things and their parts. The “phys” part of physiology comes from the underlying interest in the physical (and chemical) processes associated with these functions. In anatomy, you learn what the parts are; in physiology, you learn how they work. Course Approach: Learning Objectives: For the most part, we will use a systems physiology approach in which we study the various anatomical systems found in organisms, and we will as much as possible work down to the cellular and molecular level to understand how each system works. Since systems work similarly at the cellular and molecular level, we will begin by covering fundamental principles at the cellular and subcellular level first. Throughout the course, recurring themes will be emphasized. The text required for this course is Eckert Animal Physiology: Mechanism and Adaptations. 5th  edition by Randall et al. Lecture topics are presented below with a rough outline of the schedule. Relevant chapters are noted. Students are advised to read over the material (at least cursorily) BEFORE coming to lecture. Calendar of IMPORTANT DATES:   University rules are on  CATS Web AUG  24th- Classes begin ASBS Bldg. Rm. 315 SEPT.  1st- Schedule changes end at 4:45 p.m. SEPT. 7th No classes – Labor Day SEPT. 9th 12 th  class day – Last day for administrative Course change, and to Drop with 100%  refund by 12:59 p.m. OCT. 25th  Deadline : Last day to receive Automatic “W” – 11:59  p.m. Nov. 25th Thanksgiving Break Begins (Classes do not Meet) DEC. 3rd  Last day of Classes.
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