||BIO 173 FMCC Catalog Course Description:
BIO 173 Animal Biology
SP 4 s.h.
An evolutionary survey of the animals, from protozoa
through chordata. Physiological systems are studied,
with a focus on general performance and comparative
differences among animal groups. The course examines
the roles of ecosystem niches and adaptive potential,
so that the student becomes aware of the evolutionary
significance of the structures studied. It also emphasizes
relationships among organisms, with a special focus
on impacts on and by humans. Prerequisite: BIO 171 or
permission of instructor. Hours of class per week: 3.
Hours of lab per week: 3. General Education: N.