Course Description: The course examines the many ways animal groups solve the problem of maintaining internal homeostasis. Neural control, endocrine systems, gas exchange, energy acquisition and temperature regulation are a few of the topics examined. Lab is closely tied to lecture using non-invasive live animal experiments and computer interfaced data gathering and analysis.

Course Goals: Understanding how the various systems of the body keep an animal in synchrony with the environment.

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of BIOL330, students will:

1. Be able to view an animal’s physiology in the context of the environment
2. Understand the environmental constraints imposed on organisms
3. Appreciate evolutionary adaptations allowing animals to cope with extreme environments
4. Be able to analyze data from non-invasive live animal experiments