Vertebrate Functional Morphology (BSC 400/500)
-The objective of this course is to gain an understanding of the comparative anatomy of vertebrates and the evolutionary changes and trends in vertebrate morphology. Also, students will become familiar with the relationship between form and function, and how these two features have co-evolved with the evolution of the vertebrates. In the laboratory segment of this course you will become familiar with the basic anatomy of vertebrates, with an emphasis on the shark, salamander, and cat.
Human Physiology (BSC 424/524)
-The objectives of this course are to gain an understanding of the principles of physiological design and the underlying mechanisms of physiological performance. The focus will be on the integration of physiological function among different levels of organization (cellular to organismal) within and among organ systems.
Human Physiology Laboratory (BSC 425/525)
-The goal of this course is to gain an understanding of the principles and mechanisms of the physiology of organ systems within the human body by undertaking measurements using a variety of physiological instrumentation. Students will become familiar with the response of the cardiac and pulmonary system to varying levels of demand, how metabolic rate varies with levels of activity, how to quantify ingested energy, and how to develop an energy budget.