Apr 20, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

BIO 145 - Zoology


Course Description: An introductory survey of animals including protozoans, invertebrates, and vertebrates. For each group studied, life features such as metabolism, control and coordination, maintenance of homeostasis, reproduction, and ecological relationships are examined. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education Requirement

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  •  Compare and contrast the anatomy and physiology of different animal phyla and categorize animals using the current taxonomy system
  •  Explain how adaptation has influenced the form and function of structures seen in animal phyla
  •  Describe past and present evolutionary trends in the animal kingdom and predict possibly future trends
  •  Discuss the interrelationship of organisms within ecosystems and analyze our place as a member of the animal kingdom
  •  Demonstrate proper use of the standard tools of the zoologist
  •  Use the scientific method and inductive and deductive reasoning as they apply to zoological experiments and assessments

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