BIOL 1413 - GENERAL ZOOLOGY

Fundamental biological concepts relevant to animals, including systemics, evolution, structure, and function, cellular and molecular metabolism, reproduction, development, diversity, phylogeny, and ecology.

This course is intended for science majors.

This laboratory-based course accompanies Biology 1313, General Zoology. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental biological concepts relevant to animals, including systematics, evolution, structure and function, cellular and molecular metabolism, reproduction, development, diversity, phylogeny, and ecology.

Lab fees apply

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the structures, reproduction, and characteristics of animals.
  • Describe the characteristics of life and the basic properties of substances needed for life.
  • Identify the principles of inheritance and solve classical genetic problems.
  • Describe phylogenetic relationships and classification schemes.
  • Identify the major phyla of life with an emphasis on animals, including the basis for classification, structural and physiological adaptations, evolutionary history, and ecological 52 significance.
  • Identify the chemical structures, synthesis, and regulation of nucleic acids and proteins.
  • Identify the substrates, products, and important chemical pathways in respiration.
  • Describe the unity and diversity of animals and the evidence for evolution through natural selection.
  • Describe the reasoning processes applied to scientific investigations and thinking.
  • Describe basic animal physiology and homeostasis as maintained by organ systems.
  • Describe modern evolutionary synthesis, natural selection, population genetics, micro and macroevolution, and speciation.
  • Describe the structure of cell membranes and the movement of molecules across a membrane.
  • Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions and utilize scientific tools such as microscopes and laboratory equipment to collect and analyze data.
  • Use critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions in the laboratory.
  • Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture hours: 48.0
Lab hours: 32.0