BIOL 322

Comparative Animal Physiology

5 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 24, 2002 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course covers the functions of each of the organ systems of the animal body focusing on the physiological problems experienced by animals and the solutions that have evolved in various animal groups. The course includes an integrated laboratory in which students conduct physiological experiments. Intended for biology majors.

Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.Note: Enrollment limited to Biology and Life Science Teaching majors only, except by instructor permission.

Learning outcomes


  • Competently conduct laboratory investigations in the area of animal physiology.
  • Explain and apply scientific knowledge in animal physiology and evolution, both theoretical and experimental, at the upper division level.
  • Read and interpret primary scientific literature in animal physiology and evolution.
  • Recall, explain and apply the concepts, knowledge and vocabulary of animal physiology at the level necessary for success in graduate and professional study in this field.