Animal Biology

General biological principles. Topics include: evolution, ecology, animal behavior, cell structure and function, genetics and molecular genetics and the physiology of a variety of organ systems emphasizing function in humans. Enroll Info: Not recommended for students with credit already in Zoology/Biology/Botany 151 or 152

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Marine Biology

Explore the biological and ecological systems of the oceans and marginal seas. Focus on understanding how marine organisms interact with their physical environment and how the biological components of the oceans are interconnected through trophic interactions and habitat selection. Enroll Info: None

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Neurobiology

Basic mechanisms in cellular neurophysiology: electrophysiology and chemistry of nerve signals, mechanisms in integration, simple nervous pathways and their behavioral correlates. Enroll Info: None

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Introductory Ecology

For nonbiology students: the relationships of organisms and the environment. Population dynamics and community organization, human-environment relationships, action programs. Enroll Info: Open to Freshmen. Does not count toward Botany or Zoology major

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Animal Biology Laboratory

General concepts of animal biology at an introductory level. The general body plans and strategies used to accomplish the basic tasks of staying alive of 9 major animal groups are studied using preserved and live animals. The diversity within each group of animals is studied by integrating the body plans with the lifestyle and ecology of the animals. The evolutionary relationships between the animals is a major part of the course. Dissections of earthworm, freshwater mussel,squid, sea star, and rat also aid the study of these general principles. Enroll Info: Not recommended for students with credit already in Zoology/Biology/Botany 151/152

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