Open to grades 10,11,12
2 semesters, 1 credit per semester
Approximate fee per semester: $29.00
Meets requirements of: THD, AHD, Core 40, NCAA
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Biology 1
Zoology is an in-depth study of the classification, anatomy, and physiology of animals through comparative analysis. Topics include evolution, development, and various body systems and their organs. Structure and function will be emphasized. Students will spend some time learning about varying degrees of tissue specialization and the levels of organization of invertebrate animals such as sponges, starfish, earthworms, snails, mussels, crayfish, and grasshoppers. The majority of the course will be devoted to expanding these concepts of tissue structure and function to vertebrate animals such as lampreys, dogfish, perch, frogs, turtles, pigeons, and rats. Students in the course will participate in extensive laboratory dissections.