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Zoology (ZOOL) Courses

Upper Division

ZOOL 301 COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE ANATOMY (2-6-4)(F/S). The evolutionary development of vertebrate anatomy, fishes through mammals with a focus on form and function. Dissection of the shark, salamander, and cat plus demonstrations of other vertebrate types. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 or PERM/INST.

ZOOL 305 ENTOMOLOGY (3-3-4)(F). The general anatomy, physiology and developmental biology of insects, and ecological and evolutionary relationships and interactions of insects with humans. Field trips to collect and identify local species. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 or PERM/INST.

ZOOL 307 INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (2-6-4)(S)(Alternate years). Morphology, taxonomy, and natural history of the marine invertebrate animals and terrestrial arthropods exclusive of the insects. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 or PERM/INST.

ZOOL 341 ORNITHOLOGY (3-3-4)(S)(Odd years). Birds as examples of biological principles: classification, identification, ecology, behavior, life histories, distribution, and adaptations of birds. Two weekend field trips. PREREQ: BIOL 304 or BIOL 323.

ZOOL 355 VERTEBRATE NATURAL HISTORY (2-6-4)(F). Classification, identification, evolution, ecological relationships, behavior, and life histories of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Two weekend field trips. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 or PERM/INST.

ZOOL 400 VERTEBRATE HISTOLOGY (2-6-4)(S)(Even years). Microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues, and organ systems of vertebrates. Major emphasis will be on mammalian systems. PREREQ: BIOL 320 or ZOOL 301.

ZOOL 401 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (3-0-3)(S)(FF). Functional aspects of human tissues and organ systems with emphasis on regulatory and homeostatic mechanisms. PREREQ: BIOL 310 and BIOL 320. COREQ for biology majors: ZOOL 411.

ZOOL 402 HUMAN ENDOCRINOLOGY (3-0-3)(S). Physiology, molecular biology, and clinical aspects of the human endocrine system, with focus on the role of the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, gonads, pancreas, and skeleton. PREREQ: BIOL 320 or PERM/INST.

ZOOL 403 (KINES 403) HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY (2-2-3)(F,S). Use of human cadavers to study prosections of head and neck with emphasis on clinical relevance. Integument, osteology, myology, circulatory systems, lymphatics, oral and dental tissues, neuroanatomy, cranial nerves, general innervation, and salivary glands. May be taken for KINES or ZOOL credit but not both. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 or BIOL 227-228 or PERM/INST.

ZOOL 409 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY AND NUTRITION (3-3-4)(F)(FF). Physiological principles common to all forms of animal life with a focus on nutrition are discussed. Physiological adaptations required to live in a variety of environments and deal with a diversity of diets are presented. PREREQ: BIOL 304 or BIOL 323.

ZOOL 411 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY (0-3-1)(S)(FF). Laboratory for ZOOL 401 Human Physiology. Methods in the functional aspects of human tissues and organ systems with emphasis on regulatory and homeostatic mechanisms. PRE/COREQ: ZOOL 401.

ZOOL 421 MAMMALOGY (2-3-3)(S)(Even years). The biology of mammals: ecology, life histories, reproduction, classification, identification, distribution, and adaptations. One weekend field trip. PREREQ: BIOL 304 or BIOL 323.

ZOOL 425 AQUATIC ENTOMOLOGY (3-3-4)(F)(Even years). The taxonomy and ecology of the insects most commonly encountered in freshwater environments. Emphasis on identification and biology of individual taxa, aquatic insect community ecology, environmental pollution assessment, and natural resource management. PREREQ: BIOL 304 or BIOL 323.

ZOOL 434 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (3-3-4)(F)(Even years). Focuses on the concepts and processes of animal behavior, with particular emphasis on proximate perspectives. The history of the study of animal behavior, behavioral genetics, the nervous system and behavior, hormones and behavior, ontogeny of behavior, learning and motivation, and other aspects of behavior such as migration, orientation, and navigation will be presented. PREREQ: BIOL 304 or BIOL 323 or PERM/INST.