Zoology is the study of the Animal Kingdom. Starting with the protozoans and ending with chordata, the student will gain an appreciation for the persity of living organisms, their basic form and function, along with a good insight into the evolution of animals.

The course consists of lectures, labs, and projects. Quizzes are frequent and open note-book. Tests occur regularly, and require study time. The final open note-book exam is culmulitive. There is a pre-test and post-test. The post test is part of the final average and is closed notebook.

Course Outline:

I. History

  • What is zoology?
  • Ancient History to Darwin
  • Post Darwin

II. Making Sense of a Huge Topic

  • - Structural
  • Physiological
  • Evolutionary
  • Systematics
  • Ethology
  • III. Survey; Branches of Zoology

    IV. Local Fauna

    Course Requirements:

    None but an interest to learn about animals in depth.

    Materials needed for the class:

    Pen, pencils, dedicated notebook

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