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Animal Biology

ZOOL LS1010. Animal Biology:  A non-major's introduction to challenges faced by animals as they obtain and use materials, energy, and information from their environment.  A central theme will be diversity of responses resulting from evolutionary processes.  The course will also consider mechanisms of inheritance and development.  Three lecture/discussion hours a week.


Principles of Zoology I

ZOOL SI1110. Principles of Zoology I:  A major's introduction to the study of genetics, inheritance, cellular processes, and evolutionary processes.  Three hours of lecture and one 2-hour lab a week.


Principles of Zoology II

ZOOL SI1120. Principles of Zoology II:  A major's introduction to diversity and comparative biology of animals.  Three hours of lecture and one 2-hour lab a week.  Prerequisite: ZOOL SI1110 or permission of instructor.


Zoogeography

ZOOL 3470. Zoogeography:  The study of factors controlling the distribution of animals.  Three lecture hours a week. Prerequisites: ZOOL SI1110 and SI1120, or approval of instructor.


Aquatic Ecology

ZOOL 4480. Aquatic Ecology:  Study of physical, chemical, and biological interactions of freshwater ecosystems.  Three lecture hours and one 3-hour lab a week. Prerequisites: ZOOL SI1110, SI1120, and ZOOL 3450, or approval of instructor. Writing intensive course.


Ichthyology

ZOOL 4650. Ichthyology:  Classification, ecology and biology of fishes and emphasis on local freshwater forms. Field trips required. Three lecture hours and one 3-hour lab a week. Prerequisites: ZOOL SI1110 and SI1120, or approval of instructor. 


Environmental Ethics

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Honors LS1510 Perspectives in Life Sciences - Environmental Ethics Conflicts between expanding human cultures and environmental protection are not new, but are ever increasing. Why should we care (or should we)? Who is responsible? What should they do? Lend your voice to the discussion while considering recent environmental dilemmas and their philosophical implications. Emphasis will be placed on reading, writing, and student involvement.


Extinction, evolution, and human enterprise

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Honors LS1510 Perspectives in Life Sciences - Extinction, evolution, and human enterprise :  This course examines biodiversity from the standpoint of ongoing human-associated extinction with emphasis on the processes of evolution and conservation.  Course activities are designed to stimulate thought, encourage interaction among students, and produce thoughtful and thought-provoking outreach for education.


Problems in Zoology

ZOOL 4800. Problems in Zoology:  One to four hours of directed individual research in zoology guided by faculty member.  Prerequisites: ZOOL SI1110 and SI1120, and approval of instructor.


Readings in Zoology

ZOOL 4830. Readings in Zoology: One to four hours of directed individual readings in the general area of zoology. Specific topic selected in consultation with faculty member. Prerequisites: ZOOL SI1110 and SI1120, and approval of instructor.


Thesis

ZOOL 4970. Thesis:  An extended, individual research project planned and completed under faculty supervision.  Normally, two semesters of research (ZOOL 4800) will precede registration for this course.  Culmination is an oral and written report of results obtained, with the final draft of the latter being due two weeks prior to the beginning of final exam week.  Prerequisites: thesis committee approved research proposal, advanced class standing, and ZOOL SI1110 and SI1120.


Seminar

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ZOOL 4990. Seminar:  Presentations and discussion concerning a specific topic in zoology.  One hour a week.  Prerequisites: ZOOL SI1110 and SI1120, or approval of instructor. One semester required.