This course provides a taxonomic and evolutionary survey of all the vertebrate groups (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) on a local and worldwide basis. Special considerations will be given to salamanders and the conservation status of each vertebrate group. Students will learn laboratory techniques and skills in field collection and identification, and participate in a biodiversity survey for vertebrates on campus.
Triad: Natural Science
Prerequisite: BIO 116 General Biology.