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Zoology Graduate Courses

ZOOL 301G COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE ANATOMY (2-6-4)(F). The evolutionary development of vertebrate anatomy, fishes through mammals. Dissection of the shark, salamander, and cat plus demonstrations of other vertebrate types. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 or PERM/INST.

ZOOL 305G ENTOMOLOGY (2-6-4)(F). The general anatomy, physiology and developmental biology of insects, and ecological and evolutionary relationships and interactions of insects with humans. Field trips to collect and identify local species. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 or PERM/INST.

ZOOL 341G ORNITHOLOGY (2-3-3)(S)(Odd years). Birds as examples of biological principles: classification, identification, ecology, behavior, life histories, distribution, and adaptations of birds. Two weekend field trips. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 and PERM/INST.

ZOOL 500 VERTEBRATE HISTOLOGY (2-6-4)(S)(Even years). Microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues, and organ systems of vertebrates. Major emphasis will be on mammalian systems. PREREQ: BIOL 301 or ZOOL 301.

ZOOL 501 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (3-3-4)(S). Functional aspects of human tissues and organ systems with emphasis on regulatory and homeostatic mechanisms. PREREQ: BIOL 301 or PERM/INST.

ZOOL 503 (KINES 503) HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY (2-2-3)(F,S). Use of human cadavers to study prosections of head and neck with emphasis on clinical relevance. Integument, osteology, myology, circulatory systems, lymphatics, oral and dental tissues, neuroanatomy, cranial nerves, general innervation, and salivary glands. May be taken for KINES or ZOOL credit but not both. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 or BIOL 227-228 or PERM/INST.

ZOOL 509 GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY (3-3-4)(S). Physiological principles common to all forms of animal life are discussed. Physiological adaptations required to live in a variety of environments are presented. PREREQ: ZOOL 230, CHEM 317 or  PERM/INST.

ZOOL 521 MAMMALOGY (2-3-3)(S)(Even years). The biology of mammals: ecology, life histories, reproduction, classification, identification, distribution, and adaptations. One weekend field trip. PREREQ: BIOL 323 or an upper-division zoology course.

ZOOL 525 AQUATIC ENTOMOLOGY (3-3-4)(F)(Even years). The taxonomy and ecology of the insects most commonly encountered in freshwater environments. Emphasis on identification and biology of individual taxa, aquatic insect community ecology, environmental pollution assessment, and natural resource management. PREREQ: BIOL 323.

ZOOL 534 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (3-3-4)(F)(Even years). This course focuses on the concepts and processes of animal behavior, with particular emphasis on proximate perspectives. The history of the study of animal behavior, behavioral genetics, the nervous system and behavior, hormones and behavior, ontogeny of behavior, learning and motivation, and other aspects of behavior such as migration, orientation, and navigation will be presented. PREREQ: BIOL 323 or PERM/INST.

ZOOL 615 AVIAN PHYSIOLOGY (3-0-3)(F)(Odd years). The physiology of flight,  cardiovascular, pulmonary, digestive, water and electrolyte, egg, and reproductive physiology are covered. Correlations between unique aspects of avian structure and function are emphasized. PREREQ: Graduate standing or PERM/INST.

ZOOL 635 BEHAVIORAL ENDOCRINOLOGY (3-0-3)(F)(Even years). An examination of the endocrine system and the hormonal mechanisms associated with social behavior and aggression, reproductive and parental behavior, biological rhythms, etc. Each student is expected to investigate and lead a discussion on an assigned topic. PREREQ: Graduate Standing or PERM/ INST.