ZOOL 281L : Vertebrate Zoology
Examination of vertebrate origins and phylogenices; analyses of biographic distribution of many vertebrate groups; examinations of principles adaptive features that uniquely define each major vertebrate taxon. (E)
BIOL& 223L, BIOL 281L, or written permission of instructor.
- Conduct a scientific experiment in a logical and appropriate manner, including the skills of experimental design, data collection, data analysis, and report of findings.
- Correctly read and interpret ecological information in books and journals.
- Demonstrate the ability to explain in written or verbal form the basic concepts of vertebrate zoology, including evolution, classification, form and function, behavior, and conservation.
- Process and present information and experiences in the form of lab reports, projects, and verbal presentations.
- Demonstrate an ability to synthesize concepts, facts, and ideas into coherent, independent work.
- Discuss and express ideas and information, applying what they have assimilated from readings, laboratory experiences, and field work.
- Connect the overall concepts of vertebrate zoology to their local environments and daily lives.