Zoology Lec/Lab (ZOOC)
Meets General Education requirement. Advanced course recommended for biology and related majors providing a basic understanding of the animal kingdom and associated terminology as well as skills in observation and dissection of animals. Includes study of animal taxonomy, morphology, physiology, embryology, histology, ecology, life history, and economic importance. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week.
This course covers the biology of eukaryotic parasites with an emphasis on species of medical and veterinary importance. Students will learn the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, pathogenesis, transmission, control, diagnosis, and treatment of various parasite genera and species. Socioeconomic impacts of parasitism and global incidence will also be discussed.
This course explores embryology and subsequent development of vertebrate and invertebrate animals, with an emphasis on humans. Topics to be covered include gametogenesis, fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, neurulation, organogenesis, morphogenesis, and the development of form and patterns in organisms with stress placed on genetic cues and regulation.