2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Dec 10, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog
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BIOL 1154 - Zoology*

4 Credits
Designed as a survey of the animal kingdom with emphasis on the structure, function and reproduction of the invertebrate phyla. The course emphasizes comparisons of the different animal phyla regarding: obtaining, storing and utilizing food, exchanging gasses and eliminating wastes; transporting materials; coordinating activities; receiving and responding to environmental stimuli; moving and maintaining the species. A survey of Latin binomial nomenclature and identification methods are included.

Lab Fee.

Prerequisite: BIOL 1114 - Biology for Majors*  with a “C” or better.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Classify organisms in Kingdom Animalia using current Linean classification methods. (GEO 2, 3)
2. Describe the components of basic eukaryotic cell structure. (GEO 1, 3)
3. Apply the scientific classification of the major groups of animals with emphasis on invertebrates to include the following: Acoelomates: Porifera, Cnidaria, Pseudocoelomates, Nematoda, & Eucoelomates including Mollusks, Annelids, Echinoderms, Amphibians. (GEO 2, 3)
4. Explain the elements of ontogeny, embryology, morphology, phylogeny, and evolutionary relationships. (GEO 1)
5. Evaluate the impact of the animal on human health & commerce. (GEO 2, 3)
6. Complete a comparative dissection of live or preserved specimens. (GEO 2, 3)
7. Collaborate with peers to complete a research project and produce a properly formatted research paper modeled after professional journals. (GEO 1, 2, 3, 4)
8. Demonstrate the work ethic and interpersonal skills required to successfully perform lab experiments within a group. (GEO 4)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: BIOL 1054

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