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 Course Title:   Majors Animal

 Title Abbreviation:   MAJORS ANIMAL

 Department:    BIOL&

 Course #:    213

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    260701

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Study of major animal phyla including morphology, physiology, life cycles, evolutionary and ecological relationships from protozoa through mammals. Lab included.


Prerequisite: BIOL& 211 or permission of the instructor. Dissection of representative animal phyla is required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 112
U of W 220
WSU 104L
WWU 202

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Intended for biology majors and students entering related professional fields. Students will be prepared to enter upper division courses in animal sciences.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.
9.4 Use scientific concepts and principles to understand the natural world, human behavior and culture, and relationships between humans and the rest of the natural world.

Course Contents

  1. Animal organization and cellular functions.
  2. Basic principles of animal embryology.
  3. Classification systems of animal taxonomy.
  4. Structure and function of representative animals in the invertebrate phyla.
  5. Structure and function of representative animals in the prochordate and chordate phyla.
  6. Ecological relationships.