Courses

FALL QUARTERS
BIOE 134 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Upper Division 5 Units
Course focuses on vertebrate form and function: an integration of physiology and biomechanics. Topics include: the physiology and biomechanics underlying vertebrate locomotion; vertebrate feeding; and the morphological changes associated with different locomotion and feeding strategies through evolutionary time. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C; Physics 6A. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 134L is required.

BIOE 134L Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory

Upper Division 2 Units
Course focuses on the gross dissections all major clades of vertebrates: development, form, and diversity of organ systems and basic principles of evolution; vertebrate classification; and functional morphology, with emphasis on feeding and locomotion. Anatomical dissections integrated with the associated lecture material focusing on biomechanics, form, and function. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C; Physics 6A. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 134 is required.

WINTER QUARTERS
BIOE 131 Animal Physiology

Upper Division 5 Units
Principles and concepts underlying the function of tissues and organ systems in animals with emphasis on vertebrate systems. Students cannot receive credit for this course and BIOL 130. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C.

BIOE 131L Animal Physiology Laboratory

Upper Division 2 Units
Experiments conducted with primary focus on quantitative physiological principles of organ systems and intact organisms. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 130L. Students are billed a materials fee. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 131 is required.