15:280 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy [Bush]

Prerequisites: 94/14:162 and 94/14:163 or permission of Instructor.

This course provides a thorough examination of the vertebrate body plan, adopting a comparative approach to the study of the vertebrate systems (e.g. skeletal, muscular, respiratory, etc.). Lectures examine evolutionary relationships among the major vertebrate classes, and look at how the systems of representatives of those classes are adapted to their particular way of life. The laboratory will involve dissections to familiarize students with the systems discussed in lecture.

3 lecture hours per term , 3 laboratory hours per term , one term

Successors: 94:414.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 94:280 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Instructor: Jason Bush