BIOL 3300 Invertebrate Zoology/Lab

(B) Bachelors
(OS) Halmos Coll of Nat Sci & Ocn
(OBIS) OS - Biological Sciences
4 credits

Basic invertebrate zoology including introductory anatomy, physiology, phylogeny, and ecology of major animal phyla from protozoa through echinoderms with emphasis on marine organisms. Includes laboratory sessions. Prerequisites: BIOL 1500 and BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1510H. Frequency: Every Fall. (Description Last Updated: Summer I 2016 (201650))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain and be able to use basic taxonomic and phylogenetic theory and practice, including application of homology, monophyly and parsimony in reconstructing evolutionary hypotheses.
  2. Describe the anatomy, classification, ecology, physiology and life histories of major groups and subgroups if invertebrates, including animal-like "protozoans."
  3. Explain the primary hypotheses associated with major structural advances in the animal kingdom, including multicellularity, germ layer differentiation, and development of body cavities.
  4. Identify from preserved and living material the major groups and subgroups of invertebrates, including representatives at familial, generic and specific levels, particularly of forms found in South Florida, as well as important life history stages, distributions and functional adaptations to specific environments.
Term CRN Dates Campus Instructor
Current Course Offerings
No courses currently scheduled
Future Course Offerings (Subject To Change)
201820 20565 08/22 - 12/05/2017 Oceanographic Center Messing, Charles
201820 20566 08/22 - 12/05/2017 Oceanographic Center Messing, Charles
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