Course Schedule: Biology 4360 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology

 

Lecture: Tuesday, Thursday 9:25 to 10:40

Lab Thursday: 10:50 to 1:30

 

Textbook: Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates, Liem Bemis, Walker, Grande, 3rd Edition

 

Lab text: Atlas and Dissection Guide for Comparative Anatomy, Wischnitzer and Wischitzner, 6th edition

 

Lecture Schedule:

Week Beginning                               Topics                                                            Text Chapter

Aug 18:                                               Introduction                                                    1

Aug 25:                                               Chordates and craniates                             2,3

Sept 1:                                                Test 1, Development                                    4

Sept 8:                                                Development and function                           4,5

Sept 15:                                             Function                                                         5

Sept 22:                                             Integument                                                     6

Sept 29:                                             Test 2 , Cranium                                           7

Oct 6:                                                  skeletons                                                        8,9      

Oct 13:                                                Muscles                                                          10

Oct 20:                                                Locomotion                                                    11

Oct 27:                                                Test 3 , Senses                                             12

Nov 3:                                                 Brains                                                             13,14

Nov 10:                                               Digestion and urinary                                   17,20             

Nov 17:                                               Test 4, Circulatory                                         18

Nov 24:                                               Respiratory                                                    19

Dec 1:                                                 Reproductive, Test 5                                    20       

                                                                                   

                                                                       

Comprehensive final: To be announced        

                                   

Lab Schedule: To be determined

                                               

 

This schedule is subject to change as the semester progresses.  Test weeks will stay constant and all quizzes and lab tests will be announced one week in advance.

 

Last Day to withdraw from the course: October 27, 2008