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    Chowan University
  Jan 21, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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BIOL 345 - Vertebrate Natural History

This is a comparative study of vertebrate diversity. Topics include the origin and evolution of vertebrates, phylogeny, classification, the relationship between form and function, and an introduction to unique evolutionary adaptations (morphological, behavioral, and physiological) of different vertebrate groups. Ecology and life history strategies of representative members of each group are explored. Laboratory sessions emphasize morphology, identification and natural history of local fauna. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 101  and BIOL 102  
Credits: 4 hours (Spring of even years)

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