Jan 18, 2022  
2021 - 2022 University Catalog 
    
2021 - 2022 University Catalog
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BIO 302 - Ichthyology and Lab


Prerequisites: BIO 103  or ENVS 103 , and BIO 104  or ENVS 204 ; or consent of instructor
Requirement Fulfillment: Fulfills a course requirement in the Biology and Marine Biology Core Concentration
Provides a comparative examination of the evolution, morphology, physiology, and natural history of fishes from diverse habitats (freshwater, estuarine, and marine). Correspondingly, an underlying theme of the course is the behavioral and functional adaptations of fishes that allow these animals to survive in different environments. While course material provides students with an application of the tremendous diversity that exists among fishes, particular emphasis is placed on species inhabiting local areas. Upon completing the course, students will first understand the ecology and evolution of fishes, and second, recognize the challenges imposed on fishes and the means by which groups have adapted to their specific environment. Moreover, laboratory sessions include comparative studies of selected examples and field trips to local environments.

4 credits
Alternate Spring



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