Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Jul 06, 2022  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOG 1445 - Introduction to Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Individualized Instruction

(BIO-AG, PBS-AS, BIO-AS)      
Fall, Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both BIOG 1440  and BIOG 1445.
No admittance after the first week of classes.

D. Campbell.

Designed primarily for freshman and sophomore biology majors who desire an introduction to concepts of physiology. The course focuses on the understanding of how different biological organisms (animals, plants, microbes) perform common physiological functions. The course is based on individualized instruction and offers flexibility in scheduling. Completion of the course requires mastery of a set of core units. Testing is primarily by oral examination. Students who elect to take the course must be able to meet deadlines. Four formal laboratory simulations are offered with additional laboratory simulations incorporated into the core units.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to identify and understand the underlying principles shared by physiological systems, at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels and relate these principles to the physical and thermodynamic laws that influence organismal design.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to recognize the diversity of physiological systems and understand the interactions of these systems with anatomical structure.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to utilize critical thinking and analytical skills when addressing physiological issues to understand organisms’ adaptations to their environments.

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