Introduction to the animal phyla. Studies of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, and evolution illustrate the diversity and unity of animal life. Emphasis on animals of the Pacific Northwest.
Survey course on classification, physiology, and life history of ecologically and commercially important invertebrates. Emphasis on mollusks and arthropods. Field and laboratory exercises emphasize collection methods, identification using dichotomous keys, and dissection.
Survey course on fish classification, anatomy, physiology, genetics, and life history. Laboratory portion emphasizes identification using dichotomous keys, dissections, and student participation in research projects.
Examination of vertebrate origins and phylogenices; analyses of biographic distribution of many vertebrate groups; examinations of principle adaptive features that uniquely define each major vertebrate taxon.