Spring Semester, Tues & Thurs 12:30-2, Thurs 4:00-4:50
(4 credit hours)

The theme of Bio 370 is animal biodiversity. We consider the anatomy, physiology, behavior, and life history of most of the animal and protist phyla and review the principles of evolutionary biology, phylogeny, and the history of life on earth. Comparative biology is another important theme- we compare the various groups for rules of similarity and general principles in biology. 

Who should take this course?  People who are truly interested in animals and who have a good background in Biology.  If you plan to go into teaching, wildlife conservation, marine biology, or if you are thinking about graduate school and want more breadth to help you find your interests- this is a good course.  Bio 370 is also an excellent course for those interested in health care, because invertebrate parasites of man and domestic animals have tremendous medical, economic & social significance. 


Bio 370 fulfills option requirements in biodiversity, animal biology, and field courses for the Biology major.  Click here for more information on Biology degree programs.

Biology 370 is taught in the Spring semester.  If you are interested in the course, please feel free to browse here or to contact Dr. Barnhart  for further information.