This course covers the comparative anatomy, development and evolution of the vertebrates. The course includes an integrated laboratory in which dissection of representative preserved vertebrates is performed. A weekend or evening field trip to zoo, aquarium and/or museum may be included. Intended for biology majors.
- Competently dissect vertebrate specimens from a variety of taxonomic groups and identify major organs and their details.
- Read and interpret primary scientific literature in comparative anatomy.
- Recall, explain and apply scientific knowledge in comparative anatomy, both theoretical and experimental, at the upper division level.
- Recall, explain and apply the concepts, knowledge and vocabulary of comparative anatomy at the level necessary for success in graduate and professional study in this field.