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ZOOL 110: Animal Physiology

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H and proficiency in MATH 104 or 107 or 111.

How animals work. Animal physiological systems, perception of and responses to external stimuli, integration of activities, maintenance of the internal environment, locomotion and reproduction.

ZOOL 122: Animal Diversity

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Introduction to zoology. Animal diversity, anatomy and physiology, adaptations and evolution. Principles of ecology. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences when combined with ZOOL 123.

ZOOL 123: Animal Diversity Laboratory

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.
Corequisites: ZOOL 122.

Laboratory and field investigations of animals. Animal diversity, anatomy and physiology, principles of ecology and evolution. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences when combined with ZOOL 122.

ZOOL 124: Insect Biology

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Introduction to anatomy, physiology, ecology, behavior and diversity of insects and other terrestrial arthropods.

ZOOL 137: Ornithology

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Systematics, distribution, physiology, behavior, and ecology of birds. Emphasis on diversity, functional morphology and evolutionary history.

ZOOL 138: Biology Of Birds

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Eight-week short course. Anatomy, physiology, evolution and behavior of birds. Field trips are timed to coincide with migratory periods and emphasize identification and classification.

ZOOL 140: Animal Behavior

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Introduction to animal behavior; methods and results of studies of invertebrate and vertebrate behavior; foraging strategies, social competition, sexual selection, mating systems, cooperation and social organization.

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