Biology | Vertebrate Zoology
Z406 | 0665-0668 | Cotton
Course format: Lecture: 11:15A-12:30P, TR, JH 239, plus one four-hour
laboratory per week (1:00P-5:00P, T, W, R, OR F).
Requirements: P: Biol L111 and L112, upper-class standing or consent of
Course description: Lecture: morphology, evolution, and ecology of the
major vertebrate groups. Lab: comparative anatomy of representative
vertebrates (dissection); introduction to vertebrate embryology;
identification and classification of Indiana vertebrates excluding mammals;
local field trips to observe living fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds;
one day-long Saturday trip (usually early in April) to the Indianapolis Zoo.
Required text: Kardong, K. 1998. "Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy,
Function, Evolution", second edition. WCB, McGraw-Hill.
Weekly assignments: TBA.
Exams/papers: Lecture: three multiple-choice exams and five one-two page
essays. Lab: practical and written exams plus reports based on field trip