BIOL 0202

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 some anatomical structures of the vertebrate body and learn basic functions and the evolutionary homologies for these structures. Occasional field trips will introduce the local vertebrate fauna in their natural habitat. (BIOL 0140 or BIOL 0145) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab
Natural Sciences
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Spring 2024

BIOL0202A-S24 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S24 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2022

BIOL0202A-S22 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Y-S22 Lab (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S22 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2020

BIOL0202A-S20 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Y-S20 Lab (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S20 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2019

BIOL0202A-S19 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Y-S19 Lab (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S19 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2018

BIOL0202A-S18 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Y-S18 Lab (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S18 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2016

BIOL0202A-S16 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Y-S16 Lab (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S16 Lab (Spritzer)

Spring 2015

BIOL0202A-S15 Lecture (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Y-S15 Lab (Spritzer)
BIOL0202Z-S15 Lab (Spritzer)

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)