Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Bio. Sci. 33 - Introduction to Zoology: Course Detail

(4 units / lect. & lab. combined)

Full-Time Faculty Lead: Charles Dailey

Catalog Description: A survey of the animal kingdom emphasizing functional anatomy, ecology, and natural history of the important groups of animals. Designed for non-science majors. Meets the laboratory science requirement.

Additional Info: Bio. Sci. 33 Introduction to Zoology is for non-science majors who are interested in the animals of the world. Students have ample opportunity to study real animal examples from diverse phyla. Dissections provide the opportunity to understand animals anatomy and function and relationship to humans. Local examples of animals' influence on humans are commonly used. This course is sufficient for some specific programs, i.e. chiropractic, agriculture, etc. The class instructional format often allows for in-depth discussions between instructor and students on current events related to zoology.

Typical class outline might include:

Ecology, Cells, Classification, Protozoa, Proterospongia, Sponges, Radiate Animals, Trip to Tropical Pacific, Flatworms, Roundworms, Mollusks, Annelids, Aquatic Arthropods, Terrestrial Arthropods, Insects, Echinoderms, Embryology, Hemichordates, Chordates, Fishes, Eusthenopteron, Amphibians, Reptiles, Protoavis, Archaeopteryx, Birds, Mammals, Primates, Mystery Fossil, Genetics, Chromosomes, Beyond Mendelian Genetics, Comparative Anatomy, Zoology in the Year 50,000,000

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