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BIOL243 Vertebrate Anatomy (3,3)        4 A detailed study of the origin, phylogeny and anatomy of the vertebrates. Laboratories emphasize the thorough dissection of representatives of at least three classes of vertebrates. Prerequisite: BIOL132 and sophomore standing. BIOL250 Quantitative Biology (3,0)        3 This course will use quantitative methods to examine biological relationships and processes. Students will explore diverse biological topics including heat and energy balance, relative growth, photosynthesis, genetic drift, and diffusion using a variety of quantitative tools. Prerequisites: BIOL131, BIOL132 and MATH111.
BIOL311 Mammalogy (2,3)        3 An investigation of the natural history, biology and taxonomy of mammals. Techniques for measuring and monitoring mammalian populations are presented. The laboratory focuses on field techniques and the identification by skin, skull and track of mammals of the Great Lakes region. Prerequisite: BIOL243. BIOL332 Embryology (2,2)        3 Alternate (odd) Years A study of pattern formation and morphogenic processes in animals, with an emphasis on vertebrates. The laboratory portion of the course emphasizes descriptive ontogeny of representative vertebrates. Prerequisites: BIOL131 and BIOL132. (BIOL243 is highly recommended.) BIOL335  Principles of Animal Nutrition (3,0) 3  Alternate (even) years A scientific approach to the nutritional role of water, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals, and vitamins.  The course will emphasize comparative aspects of gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology for livestock, wildlife, and fish.  Prerequisites: BIOL250, CHEM 116.
BIOL339 Wildlife Ecology (3,0)        3 A theoretical analysis of the distribution, structure and dynamics of animal populations. The influence of biotic and abiotic limiting factors on wildlife populations. Community interactions including competition, predation, and herbivory are explored in detail. Prerequisites: BIOL250, 280 and BIOL337. BIOL439 Wildlife Management (2,3)        3 The application of ecological principles to develop practical wildlife management strategies to preserve, enhance or create viable wildlife habitats and populations. Students will have the opportunity to observe and practice standard field and laboratory techniques. Prerequisites: (BIOL311 or BIOL 312) and BIOL339.
Updated: 11/14/2013
On a whim I applied for an animal care internship at Binder Park Zoo, and I got it! I just finished my first week, and it was very educational! This week I helped in the savannah barn with all of the African animals (birds, zebras and other hoofstock, giraffes, and red river hogs)! I helped the keepers with cleaning and feeding. I got to help a little bit with a chemical immobiliation on one of the impalas which was very educational. We learned all about the process in one of Dr. Roese's classes, so it was very cool to see it in real life. They even used a dart to deliver the drugs, and all the keepers were impressed that I knew how to use them from Dr. Roese. Today I got to do training with one of the baby giraffes! That was very cool to do. He taught us about sedatives too, and I was lucky enough to be helping this week in the domestic area when they used those on some Watusi cattle to do hoof trims! It's always fun to get to use things I learned and see how the classes fit together! Jackie Wolfinger ‘13
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