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Zoology Courses (ZOO)

ZOO 2303 Vertebrate Zoology

  • Course Description: The origin, diversity, and adaptations of the vertebrates. Phylogenetic systematics (cladistics) will be used as the basis for determining evolutionary relationships of organisms. Monophyletic groupings provide a framework for examining behavior, physiology, and ecology in an explicit evolutionary context. Vertebrates common to Florida and the southeastern United States will be emphasized. Lecture only.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045

ZOO 3205C Advance Invertebrate Zoology

  • Course Description: Phylogeny, taxonomy, development, physiology, macro- and microanatomy and natural history of marine and fresh water dwelling invertebrate phyla (including protists and excluding parasites and insects) are covered in an integrated manner. Extensive laboratory work to illustrate and reinforce lecture points follows topic in the same sequence as the lectures. Some field work may occur. Combined lecture/lab.
  • Credit hours: 4
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, and PCB 3023 or PCB 3043 or PCB 3063 or PCB 3712
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Majors

ZOO 3407 Biology of Sharks and Rays

  • Course Description: This course explores the diversity, taxonomy, anatomy, behavior, ecology, physiology, reproductive biology, growth, life history, and habitat use of sharks and rays. Provides students with an in-depth view of the biology of sharks and their relatives. Lecture only.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2046, and MAC 2241 or MAC 2311 or MAC 2281 or STA 2023
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Majors

ZOO 3407L Biology of Sharks and Rays Laboratory

  • Course Description: The Laboratory portion of ZOO 3407 Biology of Sharks and Rays. 
  • Credit hours: 1
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite: ZOO 3407
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Majors

ZOO 3713C Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

  • Course Description: Anatomy of selected vertebrate types enphasizing evolutionary trends.  Combined lecture/lab.
  • Credit hours: 5
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, and CHM 2046
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Majors

ZOO 4233 Parasitology

  • Course Description: Fundamentals of animal parasitology and parasitism, the biology of selected animal parasites, including those of major importance to man. Combined lecture/lab.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, and CHM 2210
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Marine Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Majors

ZOO 4377 Functional Morphology

  • Course Description: This course explores the relationship between vertebrate form and function, basic concepts of biomechanics, and the responses of vertebrate form to ecological and evolutionary constraints.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2045, CHM 2046, ZOO 3713C
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Majors

ZOO 4454 Fish Biology

  • Course Description: Covers the systematics, anatomy, physiology, reproductive biology, behavior, and ecology of fish.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites: ZOO 3713C or PCB 3712 or BSC 2093C
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Majors

ZOO 4454L Fish Biology Laboratory

  • Course Description: This is the lab course in fish biology designed to familiarize undergraduate students with the anatomy, ecology, behavior, and classification of fishes. 
  • Credit hours: 1
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites/Co-requisite: ZOO 4454
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Majors

ZOO 4513C Animal Behavior

  • Course Description: An introduction to comparative animal behavior, with analysis of types of animal behavior, their function and evolutionary origin. Lecture only.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Integrative Biology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 2210, and PCB 3023 or PCB 3063 or PCB 3043
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Majors

ZOO 4694 Developmental Biology

  • Course Description: This course will use a problem solving approach to provide fundamental knowledge of scientific concepts and principles involved in the mechanisms underlying patterns of embryonic development for majors/nonmajors.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Cell, Molecular, and Microbiology
  • Prerequisites: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, CHM 2045, CHM 2046, PCB 3023

ZOO 4753 Human Histology and Molecular Pathology of Disease

  • Course Description: The study of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying various disease states of the human body present in the context of traditional pathology. This will be emphasized using an organ system approach. Combined Lecture/Lab.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Department: Cell, Molecular, and Microbiology
  • Prerequisites: CHM 2210, PCB 3023, and PCB 3063
  • Co-requisite: CHM 2211 (can also be taken as a pre-requisite)
  • Additional Info: This course will not count towards the Marine Biology Major