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ZOOL224 Vertebrate Diversity Course Page

Description: A comparative survey of vertebrates, focusing on their morphology, classification, and phylogeny. Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or SCI 100.

ZOOL241 Animal Physiology I: Homeostasis Course Page

Description: Survey of physiological systems that regulate levels of gases, food, energy, temperature, water, and ions. Examples from invertebrates and vertebrates. Students with credit in PHYSL 210 or 212 or 214 may not obtain credit in ZOOL 241. Prerequisite: BIOL 107 or SCI 100.

ZOOL242 Animal Physiology II: Intercellular Communication Course Page

Description: Endocrinology, immunology and neural, sensory, motor, and reproductive physiology. Examples from invertebrates and vertebrates. Students with credit in PHYSL 210 or 212 or 214 may not obtain credit in ZOOL 242. Prerequisite: BIOL 107 or SCI 100.

ZOOL250 Survey of the Invertebrates Course Page

Description: The functional anatomy and life cycles of the major invertebrate taxa are emphasized. Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or SCI 100.

ZOOL303 Animal Developmental Biology Course Page

Description: An introduction to basic principles in animal development both in vertebrates and invertebrates. This course examines how the molecular, cellular and comparative approaches are integrated to explain the development of the egg into the embryo, and the cellular interactions that culminate in the development of organ systems. Prerequisite: BIOL 201 or CELL 201.

ZOOL325 Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates Course Page

Description: A comparative survey of form and function in vertebrate animals. Lectures focus on patterns of evolution and adaptation. Laboratories offer detailed examinations of major organ systems in representative species. Prerequisite: a 200-level ZOOL course; ZOOL 224 strongly recommended. May not be taken for credit if credit already obtained in ZOOL 225.

ZOOL340 Comparative Environmental Physiology Course Page

Description: A comparative examination of the integrated responses of animals to environmental changes. This course focuses on both the acute physiological and long-term adaptations to dealing with environmental challenges. Focus is on biochemical and physiological responses to extreme environments. Prerequisite: ZOOL 241 or PHYSL 210 or 212 or 214.

ZOOL342 Neurobiology Course Page

Description: Nerve cells, nervous systems and neuromuscular systems from molecular, physiological, behavioral, and developmental perspectives. Examples from both invertebrates and vertebrates are given. Prerequisite: ZOOL 242 or PHYSL 210 or 212.

ZOOL343 Comparative Endocrinology Course Page

Description: Endocrine systems and actions of hormones at the tissue, cell and molecular levels; vertebrate systems are emphasized. Prerequisite: ZOOL 242 or PHYSL 210 or 212 or 214.

ZOOL344 Laboratory Exercises in Animal Physiology Course Page

Description: Physiological topics are reinforced in experimental lab exercises. Labs include computer simulations, artificial tissue models and animal models. Prerequisite: ZOOL 241 or 242 or PHYSL 210 or 212 or 214.

ZOOL350 Biology and Evolution of Invertebrates Course Page

Description: Invertebrate evolution and adaptations including topics on feeding and nutrition, motility, reproduction and development, and sensory systems. Emphasis will be on material from the primary literature. Laboratory exercises will involve advanced training in techniques of microscopy. Prerequisite: ZOOL 250. ZOOL 303 and ZOOL 351 recommended. Credit can only be obtained for one of ZOOL 350, 450 or 550. Offered in alternate years.

ZOOL351 Freshwater Invertebrate Diversity Course Page

Description: Emphasis is on an identified collection of invertebrates found in Alberta's lakes and streams. Lecture material pertains mainly to ecological features of the various fresh water groups. Prerequisite: ZOOL 250. Offered in alternate years.

ZOOL352 Principles of Parasitism Course Page

Description: An introduction to protozoan, helminth and arthropod parasites of animals; principles of host and parasite adaptations, host defense, pathology, epidemiology, and ecology, and control of parasitic infections. World wide web-based laboratory tutorials emphasize morphology, life cycles, behavior, systematics and life history of parasites. Prerequisite: a 200-level Biological Sciences course (ZOOL 250 and IMIN 200 recommended).

ZOOL354 Wildlife Disease Course Page

Description: Occurrence, principles, concepts, causes and significance of disease in wildlife. Laboratory exercises emphasize methods for the study of parasites of wild hosts. Prerequisite: one of BIOL 208, REN R 376, ZOOL 250.

ZOOL370 Ethological Mechanisms Course Page

Description: Animal behavior from an ethological perspective, with emphasis on the mechanisms underlying a variety of behaviors. The material is intended to complement that of ZOOL 371. Prerequisite or corequisite: ZOOL 241 or 242.

ZOOL371 Behavioral Ecology Course Page

Description: Animal behavior from an ecological and evolutionary perspective, with emphasis on social behavior. The material is intended to complement that of ZOOL 370. Prerequisite: BIOL 208

ZOOL402 Current Topics in Developmental Biology Course Page

Description: Discussion of selected topics in animal developmental biology from a molecular and cellular perspective. Evaluation of the primary literature and communication skills are emphasized. Prerequisite: ZOOL 303. Credit for this course may be obtained more than once. Offered in alternate years.

ZOOL405 Biology of Fishes Course Page

Description: A survey of fish diversity focussing on the morphology, systematics, behavior, and ecology of the major groups. Laboratories feature extensive use of departmental collections, with an emphasis on Alberta species. Prerequisites: ZOOL 325 or both ZOOL 224 and a 300-level Biological Sciences course. Offered in alternate years.

ZOOL406 Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles Course Page

Description: A survey of amphibian and reptile diversity focussing on morphology, systematics, behaviour, and ecology of major groups, within a phylogenetic and evolutionary framework. Laboratories feature extensive use of departmental collections, and include Albertan species. This course will normally include traditional lectures and student seminars. Prerequisite: ZOOL 325 or both ZOOL 224 and a 300-level Biological Sciences course. Offered in alternate years.

ZOOL407 Biology of Birds Course Page

Description: A survey of bird diversity focussing on the morphology, systematics, behaviour, and ecology of the major groups. Laboratories feature extensive use of departmental collections, with an emphasis on Alberta species. Prerequisites: ZOOL 325 or both ZOOL 224 and a 300-level Biological Sciences course.

ZOOL408 Biology of Mammals Course Page

Description: A survey of mammal diversity focussing on the morphology, systematics, behavior, and ecology of the major groups. Laboratories feature extensive use of departmental collections, with an emphasis on Alberta species. Prerequisites: ZOOL 325 or both ZOOL 224 and a 300-level Biological Sciences course.

ZOOL441 Current Topics on Homeostasis Course Page

Description: Discussion of selected topics in cardiac, gut, renal, respiratory, temperature, and metabolic physiology. Evaluation of the primary literature and communication skills are emphasized. Prerequisite: ZOOL 340. Credit for this course may be obtained more than once. Offered in alternate years.

ZOOL442 Current Topics in Intercellular Communication Course Page

Description: Discussion of selected topics in endocrinology, immunology, and neurobiology from molecular, cellular, and whole-animal perspectives. Evaluation of the primary literature and communication skills are emphasized. Prerequisite: ZOOL 342 or 343 or 352 or PMCOL 371. Credit for this course may be obtained more than once. Offered in alternate years.

ZOOL450 Biology and Evolution of Invertebrates Course Page

Description: Invertebrate evolution and adaptations including topics on feeding and nutrition, motility, reproduction and development, and sensory systems. Emphasis will be on material from the primary literature. Laboratory exercises will involve advanced training in techniques of microscopy. Prerequisite: ZOOL 250. ZOOL 303 and ZOOL 351 recommended. Credit cannot be obtained for both ZOOL 450 and 550.

ZOOL452 Topics in Parasitology Course Page

Description: Experimental approaches to the study of parasitism, including topics on epidemiology, ecology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, pathology, and immunology of host-parasite relationships. Reading assignments emphasize experimental approaches to study eukaryotic host-parasite relationships. Prerequisite: ZOOL 352 or MMI 426 or consent of instructor. Credit cannot be obtained for both ZOOL 452 and 552.

ZOOL502 Advanced Current Topics in Developmental Biology Course Page

Description: Discussion of selected topics in animal developmental biology from a molecular and cellular perspective. Evaluation of the primary literature and communication skills are emphasized. Discussions are the same as for ZOOL 402, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Credit may be obtained more than once. Offered in alternate years.

ZOOL541 Advanced Current Topics on Homeostasis Course Page

Description: Discussion of selected topics in cardiac, gut, renal, respiratory, temperature, and metabolic physiology. Evaluation of the primary literature and communication skills are emphasized. Discussions are the same as for ZOOL 441, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Credit may be obtained more than once. Offered in alternate years.

ZOOL542 Advanced Current Topics in Intercellular Communication Course Page

Description: Discussion of selected topics in endocrinology, immunology, and neurobiology from molecular, cellular, and whole-animal perspectives. Evaluation of the primary literature and communication skills are emphasized. Discussions are the same as for ZOOL 442, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Credit may be obtained more than once. Offered in alternate years.

ZOOL550 Advanced Biology and Evolution of Invertebrates Course Page

Description: Invertebrate evolution and adaptations including topics on feeding and nutrition, motility, reproduction and development, and sensory systems. Emphasis will be on material from the primary literature. Laboratory exercises will involve advanced training in techniques of microscopy. Lectures and labs are the same as for ZOOL 350, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Credit can only be obtained for one of ZOOL 350, 450 or 550. Offered in alternate years.

ZOOL552 Advanced Topics in Parasitology Course Page

Description: Experimental approaches to the study of parasitism, including topics on epidemiology, ecology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, pathology, and immunology of host-parasite relationships. Reading assignments emphasize experimental approaches to study eukaryotic host-parasite relationships. Lectures are the same as for ZOOL 452, but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Credit cannot be obtained for both ZOOL 452 and 552.