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Undergraduate Course Details
Number BIO 315
Title Natural History of the Vertebrates
Credits 4.0
Distribution DII
Prerequisites BIO101-102 or BIO103, or BIO105, or BIO107H-108H, or BIO115H-116H, or BIO121-122, or BIO122-123, or BIO122-124, or BIO131-132, or permission of Department Chairperson


A study of the vertebrate animals, with emphasis on their ecology and life histories. Lab and fieldwork will include identification of vertebrates, museum techniques used in specimen preparation and storage, and field methods used in vertebrate studies. Several weekend field trips will be required. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week.