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Course level: Undergraduate
This course presents students with the study of invertebrates. Students will examine the ecology of invertebrates along with their structures and functions.
- BIO/101 – Principles of Biology OR
- a minimum of 3 college credits of Biology
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
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.
- Compare and contrast platyhelminths and mesozoans.
- Describe the characteristics of parasitic and nonparasitic organisms.
- Explain how beneficial nematodes affect the environment.
- Categorize arthropods by their common characteristics.
- Describe the characteristics of some of the unusual phylum.
Lophophorates and Deuterostomes
- Differentiate between hemichordates and non-vertebrate chordates.
- Compare Lophophorates and Echinoderm.
- Describe general characteristics of Xeno