Middlebury
header image

BIOL0202

Comparative Vertebrate Biology

Comparative Vertebrate Biology
This course will explore the evolution of the vertebrate classes and the adaptations that allow them to live in almost every habitat on Earth. We will study the phylogeny, anatomy, physiology, and ecology of the major extinct and extant taxa of vertebrates and discuss how each group solves the problems of finding food, finding mates, and avoiding predators. Laboratory exercises will focus on the comparative anatomy of a cartilaginous fish (the dogfish shark) and a mammal (the cat). Students will learn to identify the anatomical structures of the vertebrate body and observe the evolutionary homologies. Occasional field trips will introduce the local vertebrate fauna in their natural habitat. (BIOL 0140 or BIOL 0145) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab
Subject:
Biology
Department:
Biology
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2015

BIOL0202A-S15 Lecture
BIOL0202Y-S15 Lab
BIOL0202Z-S15 Lab

Spring 2014

BIOL0202A-S14 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Y-S14 Lab (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S14 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2013

BIOL0202A-S13 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Y-S13 Lab (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S13 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2012

BIOL0202A-S12 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Y-S12 Lab (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S12 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2011

BIOL0202A-S11 Lecture (Trombulak)
BIOL0202Y-S11 Lab (Trombulak)
BIOL0202Z-S11 Lab (Trombulak)

Spring 2009

BIOL0202A-S09 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Y-S09 Lab (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S09 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2008

BIOL0202A-S08 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Y-S08 Lab (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S08 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2007

BIOL0202A-S07 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Y-S07 Lab (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S07 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2005

BIOL0202A-S05 Lecture (Trombulak)
BIOL0202Y-S05 Lab (Trombulak)
BIOL0202Z-S05 Lab (Trombulak)

Spring 2004

BIOL0202A-S04 Lecture (O'Hara)
BIOL0202Y-S04 Lab (O'Hara)
BIOL0202Z-S04 Lab (O'Hara)