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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 385 - Comparative Physiology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204 , BIOL 205  or equivalent. In this course, students will explore animal physiology - the study of “how organisms work” - using a comparative, evolutionary approach. Students will investigate (mostly animal) function by asking what kinds of physiological problems organisms need to solve to survive, thrive, and reproduce. By examining differences and commonalities among different groups, students will uncover fundamental physiological mechanisms as well as their chemical and biophysical underpinnings. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits