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Vertebrate Zoology


Natural history of vertebrates (fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds) emphasizing phylogeny, adaptations, ecology, and behavior. Laboratory sessions involve field experiments, identification of local tetrapods, and some dissection.  One weekend field trip is required.

Satisfies depth or breadth course requirement in Natural Science Track of the Environmental Studies major or interdisciplinary minor.



Successful completion of BIO 112/114, ENV 201, or permission of the instructor is required.  One laboratory meeting per week.  Satisfies Group B. Not open to students with credit for BIO 232