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Bio 165: Vertebrate Natural History
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Updated: August 16, 2008

Lecture: Tuesday, Thursday 2pm to 3pm (2 hours total)
Lab: Tuesday, Thursday 3pm to 6pm (6 hours total)
Field trips. During class time
Prerequisite: BIO 11
Scheduling: Typically every Fall, but this course will NOT be offered Fall 2008
Units: 4
Website: http://www.csus.edu/indiv/c/colemanr/bio165.html

Syllabus: WordPerfect document

Catalog description: Introduction to the phylogeny, classification, reproductive and life history strategies, and adaptation of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Laboratory emphasizes identification and distribution of California's vertebrate fauna.

Text: Pough, F.H., Janis, C.M. and J.B. Heiser. (2005) Vertebrate Life. 7th Edition. Prentice Hall, New Jersey. ISBN 0-13-145310-6. Required.







Text: Borror, D.J. (1988) Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. Mayfield Publishing Co., Mountain View, California. ISBN 0-87484-053-8. Required.






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