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Zoology Lecture

General Zoology

 

Course Framework for Biol 2154

This course is divided into 3 major sections that satisfy the following Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

1.

Identify and define the characteristics of all living organisms and apply these characteristics to animals, fungi, protozoans, bacteria, and viruses.

2.

Distinguish between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and give examples of each.

3.

Describe the theory of the origin and evolution of life on earth as it relates to kingdom Animalia.

4.

Name and describe the distinguishing features of each of the major kingdoms.

5.

Describe the characteristics, list examples of each phylum, subphylum and class (when applicable) in each of the following kingdoms (Animal-like Protista, Animalia).

6.

Compare and contrast the body plans of different animals and discuss organization of body tissues.  

7.

Identify and describe the basic anatomy and physiology of each of the following animal systems: Nervous, Endocrine, Skeletal-Muscular, Circulatory, Immunity, Respiratory, Digestion, Urinary, Animal Reproduction.

8.

Relate the differences in anatomical structure and functions among the various phyla of kingdom Animalia.

9.

Identify and describe the functions of tissues, organs and organ systems in the laboratory setting using preserved organisms, models and histological slides.

10.

Compare and contrast innate versus learned animal behaviors.

11.

Research a topic on animal biology (selected from a list) and write a detailed report on that topic.*

* Information on the Research Paper can be Found here

FIRST SECTION: How we get diversity 

Lecture Topic Lecture Materials
Evolution

Evolution Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio Unit 4

Ecology

Ecology Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio Unit 8

Animal Behavior Animal Behavior Notes

LibGuide

Animal Organization Animal Organization Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio Unit 7

Taxonomy/ Phylogeny Taxonomy Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio Ch 27

Origin of animals Origin Notes

LibGuide

SECOND SECTION: Invertebrates

Lecture Topic Lecture Materials
Sponges Sponges Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 28.1

Cniderians/ Ctenophores Cniderian Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 28.2

Flatworms/ Rotifers Flatworm/Rotifer Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 28.3

Moss Animals/ Ribbon Worms Moss Animal/ Ribbon Worm Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 28.3

Mollusks Mollusca Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 28.3

Annelids/ Ectyzoans Annelid Notes

Ectyzoan Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 28.3

OpenStax Bio 28.4

Arthropods Arthropod Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 28.4

Echinoderm

Echinoderm Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 28.5

THIRD SECTION: Vertebrates

Lecture Topic Lecture Materials
Chordate Beginnings Chordate Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 29.1

Fishes Fish Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 29.2 

Early Tetrapods/ Amphibians Amphibian Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 29.3

Non-Avian Reptiles Reptile Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 29.4 

Aves Aves Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 29.5

Mammals

Mammal Notes

LibGuide

OpenStax Bio 29.6

OpenStax Bio 29.7