Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    Jun 04, 2023  
Courses of Study 2022-2023
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BIOEE 4701 - [Herpetology, Laboratory]

Fall. Not offered: 2022-2023. Next offered: 2023-2024. 2 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOEE 4700 . Course fee: $30. Occasional field trips and special projects. Live animals are studied in the field and are used in the laboratory for nondestructive demonstrations and experiments. The systematics laboratory exercises are based on museum specimens and dissection of preserved materials.


Laboratory topics include systematics, morphology, and behavior.

Outcome 1: Acquire knowledge of the major groups of amphibians and reptiles, with respect to their main diagnostic characteristics.

Outcome 2: Move freely back and forth between classifications and evolutionary trees of amphibians and reptiles on a global basis.

Outcome 3: Synthesize, integrate, and discuss details of morphology, ecology, behavior, and physiology for major lineages of amphibians and reptiles.

Outcome 4: Have a working familiarity with the characteristics that distinguish ~50 species of amphibians and reptiles, including primarily those found in NY, as well as construct a key to an initially unknown fauna.

Outcome 5: Think integratively and synthetically about the biology and future of amphibians and reptiles on a global and local basis.

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