PREREQUISITES: BIOL-AD 101 OR BIOL-UA 0021 AND (BIOL-UA 0011 OR BIOL-UA 0013) AND (BIOL-UA 0012 OR BIOL-UA 0014).
Study of the evolutionary development of backboned animals, with emphasis on the mammals. Treats the major organ systems of vertebrate groups, with stress on structural-functional interpretations. Laboratory work includes detailed dissection of representative vertebrates. Field trips to the American Museum of Natural History help illustrate some of the topics.