Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    May 27, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024
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BIOG 1445 - Introduction to Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Individualized Instruction

(BIO-AG, BIO-AS, PBS-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.
Primarily for: first-year and sophomore biology majors who desire an introduction to concepts of physiology. Some study and testing involves the use of preserved specimens. Students who object to dissections should pursue other course options. The course is based on individualized instruction and offers flexibility in scheduling. Completion of the course requires mastery of a set of core units. Formal laboratory sessions are offered with additional laboratory work incorporated into the core units.

D. Campbell.

The course focuses on the understanding of how different biological organisms (animals, plants, microbes) perform common physiological functions.

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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