BIO 210 ~ Spring Semester 2014

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Animal Biology (BIO 210) explores the world of animals and animal-like protists ranging in size from the smallest protozoans to the giant whales that inhabit the oceans and seas.  Representative animals and protists from all of the major phyla are discussed in lecture and examined in detail in lab.  In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of animal life on earth, BIO 210 provides an excellent foundation for departmental courses such as Human Anatomy and Physiology,  Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology, Parasitology, Ichthyology, Ornithology, etc.


Lecture Instructor: Rick Gillis    Office: 3014 Cowley Hall   Office Phone: (608)-785-8253  Office Hours     E-Mail: 


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Course Description


A phylogenetic survey of the animal kingdom beginning with single celled organisms and ending with vertebrates. Innovation of form and function of each major animal group will be discussed along with their taxonomy, ecology, natural history, distribution and relationship to humans. 3 credits. 


Course Schedule


For a complete list of the specific topics to be covered in the course as well as the current lecture and laboratory schedule (which includes all lecture exam and lab quiz dates) click on the Course Schedule button above. 


Course Syllabus


For specific details about the course such as the testing and grading policies, grade distribution, required materials, text book, laboratory procedure, writing requirement, etc. click on the Course Syllabus button above. 






Required Writing Assignment: As part of the UW-L Writing Across the Major Program adopted by the Biology Department, all students in this course are required to complete a formal writing assignment.  For more information on how to complete this Writing Assignment, click on the following link.

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