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 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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    Lophophorates and Deuterostomes

    • Compare Lophophorates and Echinoderm.
    • Describe general characteristics of Xenoturbellida.
    • Differentiate between hemichordates and non-vertebrate chordates.

    Unicellular and Primitive Multicellular Animals

    • Describe the roles water and air play in the lives of invertebrates.
    • Compare invertebrate classification systems and their evolutions.
    • Describe the general characteristics of the protozoa, sponges, and placozoans.

    The Cnidarians, Ctenophores, and Molluscs

    • Explain the features of a hydrostatic skeleton.
    • Differentiate between cnidarians and ctenophores.
    • Compare classes of Molluscks.

    Invertebrate Worms

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

    The Arthropods

    • Categorize arthropods by their common characteristics.
    • Describe the characteristics of some of the unusual phylum.
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