bio330 | undergraduate

Invertebrate Zoology

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This course presents students with the study of invertebrates. Students will examine the ecology of invertebrates along with their structures and functions. 

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Unicellular and Primitive Multicellular Animals

    • Identify traits of sponges and placozoans.
    • Describe the roles water and air play in the lives of invertebrates. 
    • Compare invertebrate classification systems.

    The Cnidarians, Ctenophores, and Molluscs

    • Differentiate between cnidarians and ctenophores.
    • Compare classes of molluscs.

    Invertebrate Worms

    • Describe the characteristics of parasitic and nonparasitic organisms.
    • Explain how beneficial nematodes affect the environment.
    • Compare and contrast platyhelminths and mesozoans.

    The Arthropods

    • Discuss how parasites affect the spread of malaria.
    • Categorize arthropods by their common characteristics.

    Lophophorates and Deuterostomes

    • Differentiate between hemichordates and nonvertebrate chordates.
    • Formulate a research strategy related to invertebrates.
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