Dec 08, 2019  
2019-2020 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2025 
2019-2020 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2025
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BIOL 315 - Animal Physiology

Physiology is a branch of biological study that deals with the functions and activities of life, and the physical and chemical phenomena involved in all living things, including plants, animals, and single-celled organisms. Physiologists investigate the mechanisms of homeostatic control, communication, and response and adaptation to the environment, etc., at the levels of organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and molecules. These mechanisms differ considerably among organisms due to differences in structure and environment. This course focuses on animal physiology, which is the study of a vast array of species and may take a comparative or evolutionary approach to understanding mechanisms. This course includes the study of molecular mechanisms through to the major functions of bodily systems (neural, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, digestive, etc.) and examines how neuronal and hormonal signaling coordinates the integration of these systems.

Prerequisite: A grade of ‘C’ or higher in BIOL 300 - Genetics  and successful completion of CHEM 131 - Chemical Principles II . Successful completion of at least four semesters of college-level coursework (i.e., junior status) is strongly recommended.
Credits: 4
When Offered: (spring only)
* Honors Scholar Course.
** This course counts toward the 63-credit Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) graduation requirement.
*** The Science Lab Fee applies to this course.

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