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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 4569 - Invertebrate Zoology (4)


When Offered: Fall
Students will be introduced to the 34 extant major and minor invertebrate phyla which make up 99% of the Earth’s named animal species and virtually 100% of those animals yet undiscovered. The intriguing natural history, symmetry and development, mode of locomotion, nutrition, reproduction, and primary environments of the invertebrates will be discussed. Labs will emphasize invertebrate habitats, field collection, phylogenetic relationships as well as ecological and physiological adaptations and examination of major morphological characteristics. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours with required field trips.
Prerequisites: BIO 1801  for non-Biology majors, BIO 1802  for Biology majors. [Dual-listed with BIO 5569.] Dual-listed courses require senior standing; juniors may enroll with permission of the department.