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Class Schedule - Vertebrate Zoology

Date  Topic Chapters
  Introduction
Evolution and speciation
 
  Phylogenetic sytematics
Chordate origins and diversity
Vertebrates: "fish"
 
  Aquatic vs. terrestrial life
Amphibians and synapsids
 
  Endothermy and ectothermy
Sauropsids: "reptiles"
 
  Mid-term exam - In class
Ontogeny
 
  Integument
..and derivatives (teeth)
 
  The cranium
Axial skeleton
 
  Appendicular skeleton
Vertebrate flight
 
  Vertebrate Migration
Sense organs
 
  The brain
Digestive system
 
  Respiratory system
Circulatory system
 
  Immune system
Excretory system
Sex I: How
Sex II: What, why and so what
Summary
 
  FINAL EXAM  

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