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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 334 Vertebrate Biology

(4 Credits)
Study of local and global vertebrate communities and the careers of people who work with them. Human-caused interactions between evolution, ecology, development, life history, behavior, and functional morphology of fishes, mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles are emphasized. Natural history observations and a service learning project are required. A bound weatherproof field notebook is required for lab notes, field trips, and natural history observations. We will focus on reading current primary literature and using field guides. This is a science communication course with many short written responses, observations, hypothesis papers, a service learning project, and a research project. 

Three lecture/discussion hours and three field/laboratory hours weekly.

Prerequisite: BI 211   and BI 242   or written permission of the instructor and Department Chair.
Corequisite: BI334L