S2005 CVA Syllabus

S2005 CVA Syllabus - Biology 3521 Comparative Vertebrate...

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Biology 3521 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Spring 2005 Lecture: MWF 1:00 – 1:50 in SSB 205 Lab: M 2:00 – 5:00 in SSB 200 Dr. Joe Poston Contact information Office: 102 Shuford Science Building Phone: (704) 637-4443 email: jpposton@catawba.edu Office Hours: MTWF 9-11 Course Description Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy is a course on the functional and comparative morphology of vertebrates, with an emphasis on evolutionary and biomechanical considerations. The course is designed for Biology majors and pre-professional biomedical students. Course Objectives Following successful completion of the course, students will have a clear understanding of evolutionary processes and techniques, particularly as they apply to the study of vertebrates. Students will also learn about the major classes of vertebrates and their relationships to one another in time and through common ancestry. Students will study the major body systems of vertebrates and compare how they have been modified to meet the demands of vertebrates living in various environments. The laboratory will give students a chance to learn how morphology is studied. Finally, students will become proficient in the techniques of dissection. Books Textbook: Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective, 3 rd edition by K.F. Leim, et al. Lab manual: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy: A Laboratory Dissection Guide, 3 rd edition by K.V. Kardong & E.J. Zalisko. Supplementary reading: At the Water’s Edge, by C. Zimmer. Lecture My goal for lecture is to have it be as interactive as possible. I hope all students will be comfortable asking questions and initiating discussion of material. For many lectures (in particular those topics not covered in detail in our text), I will provide written notes to aid you in learning the material. The schedule below is a rough guideline of where I’d like to
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course BI 200 taught by Professor Potter during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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S2005 CVA Syllabus - Biology 3521 Comparative Vertebrate...

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