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MA - Intermediate/Advanced

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Typically offered:

Upon occasion

This course provides an introduction to animal physiology with a focus on physiological, anatomical, and biochemical adaptations in marine mammals. To support this learning, weekly dissections will be held with a focus on a specific body system as well as an optional field trip to the 22nd Biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals to expose students to current research in the field of marine mammalogy. Each student is expected to moderate a class discussions on an assigned topic. In addition, students will give a final presentation and submit a paper on a topic of choice. Evaluation will be based on class participation in weekly discussions, quality of work, and final presentation.


Biology: Form and Function, Biology: Cellular Processes of Life, Marine Mammal Biology, and permission of the instructor.

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