You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
BIOL243 Vertebrate Anatomy
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
BIOL250 Quantitative Biology
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
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.
(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 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
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
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.
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