University of Guelph 2002-2003 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Zoology

Department of Environmental Biology.

Department of Zoology.

ZOO*1500 Humans in the Natural World - a Zoological Perspective S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

This course will examine past and present human interactions with Nature from an ecological perspective. It investigates current global issues that require multi-disciplinary environmental analysis. This course is designed for non-science students. B.SC. students cannot take this course for credit. (Also offered through distance education format.)

ZOO*2050 Natural History of Ontario S,F,W(-) [0.50]

This course provides an introduction to the natural history of Ontario. The course begins with a review of geological, ecological and evolutionary factors that have influenced species diversity in the province. Distributions and abundances of biota, primarily animals, are discussed within the context of the four major ecozones. Human impacts on the biotic diversity of Ontario are examined and the conservation of habitats and species is discussed. Students are required to do three reports, one of which involves field work. (Offered through distance education format only.)

Prerequisite(s): BIOL*1040 or equivalent

ZOO*2070 Invertebrate Zoology I F, W(2-3) [0.50]

To provide a general knowledge of the biology, functional morphology and ecology of the invertebrates from protists to molluscs.

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL*1030, BIOL*1040) or ZOO*1020

ZOO*2080 Invertebrate Zoology II W(2-3) [0.50]

To provide a general knowledge of the biology, functional morphology and ecology of the invertebrates from annelids to the urochordates.

Prerequisite(s): ZOO*2070

ZOO*2090 Vertebrate Structure and Function F, W(2-3) [0.50]

A comparative survey of the structure and functioning of the chordates with emphasis on the vertebrates. Course includes laboratory study of the anatomy of selected vertebrates.

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL*1030, BIOL*1040) or ZOO*1020

ZOO*2100 Developmental Biology F,W(2-3) [0.50]

An introduction to animal development through the study of reproduction, early embryology, histogenesis, organogenesis, and morphogenesis. The roles of determination, differentiation, growth, morphogenesis, and pattern formation will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL*1030, BIOL*1040) or ZOO*1020

ZOO*3000 Comparative Histology F(2-3) [0.50]

An introduction to the microscopic structure of the major organ systems of the vertebrate body. The study of epithelial, connective, muscular, and nervous tissues precedes examination of the comparative histology of the circulatory, nervous, digestive, integumentary, respiratory, excretory, reproductive, endocrine, and sensory systems of vertebrates.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of ZOO*2090, ZOO*3200, ZOO*3210

ZOO*3010 Wild Life Parasitology F(2-3) [0.50]

To provide an introduction to parasitology citing examples from the protozoans, helminths, and arthropods with particular reference to those in wild life, including fishes.

Prerequisite(s): ZOO*2070

ZOO*3200 Comparative Animal Physiology I F(3-3) [0.50]

The course will examine the underlying molecular and cellular events which mediate physiological processes and contribute to whole animal homeostasis. Particular emphasis will be placed on comparing the strategies and adaptations used by different animals and the influence of varying environmental conditions. The course will focus on the nervous, muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM*2580

ZOO*3210 Comparative Animal Physiology II W(3-3) [0.50]

This is the second of a two-semester course providing an introduction to the physiological mechanisms used by vertebrates and invertebrates. The course will examine the underlying molecular and cellular events which mediate physiological processes and contribute to whole animal homeostasis. Particular emphasis will be placed on comparing the strategies and adaptations used by different animals and the influence of varying environmental conditions. The course will include an examination of digestive physiology, excretion, endocrinology and osmoregulation.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM*2580

ZOO*3300 Evolution F,W(3-0) [0.50]

A comprehensive introduction to evolutionary biology, the historical development of the discipline, the extent and nature of genetic diversity, and the mechanisms of evolutionary change. Examination of adaptation and speciation, and the origins and patterns of biotic diversity through evolutionary time. Designed to integrate evolutionary theory with other fields of biology such as development, ecology and systematics.

Prerequisite(s): MBG*2000, (1 of BIOL*2010, BIOL*2060, BIOL*3110, which may be taken concurrently)

Equate(s): ZOO*4400

ZOO*3500 Research in Zoology F(2-2) [0.50]

The course introduces students to the fundamentals of research in zoology. The lectures deal with the different approaches to research problems, the interpretation of results, the structure of scientific papers, and the history of zoology. There is training in writing research proposals, designing experiments, and delivering a research seminar.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including STAT*2040

ZOO*4020 Ichthyology F(2-3) [0.50]

An introduction to the interrelationship of fossil and living taxa, and the fishes of the world with a special emphasis on the main Canadian and commercial forms, including detailed phyletic classification and evolution of fish-like vertebrates, their anatomical, morphological and selected ecological features.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL*3450, ZOO*2090

ZOO*4050 Natural Resources Policy W(3-0) [0.50]

An analysis of how political, economic, social and scientific factors interact to determine the policy underlying management of renewable and non-renewable natural resources provincially, nationally and internationally. The course will analyze current policies pertaining to fisheries, wild life, forestry, energy, water, minerals, international treaties and accords.

Prerequisite(s): 15.00 credits

Restriction(s): registration in semester 7 or 8

ZOO*4070 Animal Behaviour F(3-0) [0.50]

An introduction to the theories and principles of the behaviour of animals. The course will be a comparative study of learning, socialization, social interaction, and other components of animal behaviour.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of PSYC*2410, PSYC*3410, ZOO*3200

ZOO*4090 Ornithology F(2-3) [0.50]

An introduction to the biology of birds. Structure and function will be discussed in relation to various aspects of avian biology including evolution, flight, migration, reproduction, behaviour, and distribution.

Prerequisite(s): ZOO*2090

ZOO*4110 Principles of Fish and Wild Life Management F(3-0) [0.50]

Presents ecological aspects of managing populations of fish, birds and mammals, evaluates techniques and rationale for current fisheries and wild life programmes. The course is not available to students in the Wild Life or Marine and Freshwater Biology majors.

Restriction(s): BIOL*4150

ZOO*4170 Experimental Comparative Animal Physiology W(2-3) [0.50]

An experimental approach to the study of physiological mechanisms and adaptive responses to changes in the environment will be stressed. The focus of the course will be on laboratory exercises.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of ZOO*3200, ZOO*3210, equivalent

ZOO*4280 Mammalogy W(2-3) [0.50]

An introduction to the orders of mammals on a world-wide basis, with detailed examination of Canadian species.

Prerequisite(s): ZOO*2090

ZOO*4300 Marine Biology and Oceanography F(3-3) [0.75]

An intensive two-week course held in late August or early September before classes commence for the fall semester. The course is held at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The ecology, behaviour, physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics of marine plants and animals will be studied as well as basic oceanographic techniques. Students will be able to familiarize themselves with the techniques and equipment involved in various branches of marine biology and oceanography. In addition to regular tuition fees, students are responsible for the cost of transportation to St. Andrews, and for charges levied by the Huntsman Marine Science Centre for room and board. These fees are paid to Student Finance and Awards of the University of Guelph. A department application form must be submitted for approval before course selection. The signature of the course coordinator is required to select the course. This course is listed in the Ontario Field Course program. This course must be recorded as part of your Fall course selection and tuition and compulsory fees will be calculated accordingly.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL*3450, ZOO*2070, ZOO*2080

ZOO*4330 Environmental Biology of Fishes W(2-3) [0.50]

A comparative examination of selected freshwater and marine fishes to illustrate the significance of environmental influences on life styles, behavioral patterns, physiological responses, population biology and community structure. The use of niche, habitat and ecotope concepts in defining the role of fishes in representative types of aquatic ecosystems. It is recommended that students take ZOO*4020 before taking ZOO*4330, even though ZOO*4020 is not required as a prerequisite.

ZOO*4350 Biology of Polluted Waters F(2-3) [0.50]

A practical course in biology of disturbed waters, and toxicity of pollutants to aquatic life. Designed to familiarize students with the characteristics of polluted ecosystems, best methods of field survey, and procedures for toxicity tests.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL*3450

ZOO*4390 Environmental Physiology F(3-0) [0.50]

A study of the influence of environmental factors on metabolic and regulatory mechanisms in animals, and of adaptational strategies for survival in different environments. How animals adapt to high pressure, low oxygen, high salinity and other environmental factors will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of HK*3940, ZOO*3200, ZOO*3210, BIOM*3070, BIOM*3110

ZOO*4410 Field Ecology F(3-3) [0.75]

A 12-day field course held in Algonquin Park, Ontario, during August. Students independently conduct and write reports about 2 research projects of their choice and design (in consultation with faculty members), on any of: vertebrate, invertebrate, or plant ecology, and/or behaviour, in terrestrial or aquatic habitats. Emphasis is placed upon students asking ecological questions, designing experiments, and then collecting data from intensive field work. There are no formal lectures, but an organizational meeting is held in the winter semester prior to the field course. The charge by the field station for room and board will be passed on to the student. Students are also responsible for their own transportation to and from the field station. A departmental application form must be submitted for approval at least 4 weeks prior to the last day of course selection for the Spring semester, and the signature of the course coordinator will be required to select the course. This course is listed in the Ontario Field Course program. This course must be recorded as part of your Fall course selection and tuition and compulsory fees will be calculated accordingly.

Prerequisite(s): 0.50 credit in ecology

ZOO*4430 Herpetology F(2-3) [0.50]

This course will serve as an introduction to the biology of amphibians and reptilians on a world-wide basis with emphasis on the evolutionary significance of these groups.

Prerequisite(s): ZOO*2090

ZOO*4440 Mechanisms of Development W(3-0) [0.50]

The student will undertake the study of a topic in Developmental Biology chosen by the student in consultation with the professor. The student will prepare a literature review and research proposal and give a seminar on the selected topic. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANAT*3210, MBG*4040, MBG*4070, MBG*4070, BIOM*3040

Restriction(s): registration is normally limited to students with a minimum cumulative average of 70%.

ZOO*4470 Comparative Endocrinology F(3-0) [0.50]

A study of the structure, function and evolution of endocrine glands and hormones, and the role of endocrines in integrating physiological functions in animals. The course is designed to familiarize biology students with current endocrine investigational methodology. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): ZOO*3200, ZOO*3210 or equivalent

ZOO*4490 Teaching in Zoology S,F,W(1-5) [0.75]

The student will undertake a teaching project of either a practical or theoretical nature under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Students must make arrangements with both a faculty supervisor and the course coordinator at least one semester in advance and the signature of the course coordinator will be required to select the course. A departmental registration form must be obatined from the course coordinator and submitted not later than the second class day of the semester in which the project is to be completed.

Prerequisite(s): minimum cumulative average of 75% in first 6 semesters of a College of Biological Science program and permission of instructor/course coordinator

Restriction(s): registration is normally limited to students with a minimum cumulative average of 75% currently registered in semester 7 or 8 in a College of Biological Science major

ZOO*4500 Research Problems in Zoology I S,F,W(1-5) [0.75]

The student will undertake a research project of either a practical or theoretical nature under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Students must make arrangements with both a faculty supervisor and the course coordinator at least one semester in advance and the signature of the course coordinator will be required to select the course. A departmental registration form must be obtained from the course coordinator and submitted not later than the second class day of the semester in which the project is to be completed.

Restriction(s): registration is normally limited to students with a minimum cumulative average of 75% currently registered in semester 7 or 8 in a College of Biological Science major

ZOO*4510 Research Problems in Zoology II S,F,W(1-5) [0.75]

The student will undertake a research project of either a practical or theoretical nature under the supervision of one member of the faculty. Students must make arrangements with both a faculty supervisor and the course coordinator at least 1 semester in advance and the signature of the course coordinator will be required to select the course. A departmental registration form must be obtained from the course coordinator and submitted not later than the second class day of the semester in which the project is to be completed.

Restriction(s): registration is normally limited to students with a minimum cumulative average of 75% currently registered in semester 7 or 8 in a College of Biological Science major

ZOO*4521 Research Problems in Zoology III S,F,W(1-5) [0.75]

First part of the two-semester course ZOO*4521/2. Refer to ZOO*4521/2 for course description.

Restriction(s): registration is normally limited to students with a minimum cumulative average of 75% currently registered in semester 7 or 8 in a College of Biological Science major

ZOO*4521/2 Research Problems in Zoology III S/F,F/W(1-5) [1.50]

The student will undertake a research project of either a practical or theoretical nature under the supervision of one member of the faculty. Students must make arrangements with both a faculty supervisor and the course coordinator at least one semester in advance and the signature of the course coordinator will be required to select this course. A department registration form must be obtained from the course coordinator and submitted not later than the second class day of the semester in which the project is to begin. This is a two-semester course offered over consecutive semesters. When you select it you must select ZOO*4521 in the first semester and ZOO*4522 in the second semester. A grade will not be assigned to ZOO*4521 until ZOO*4522 has been completed.

Restriction(s): registration is normally limited to students with a minimum cumulative average of 75% currently registered in semester 7 or 8 in a College of Biological Science major

ZOO*4522 Research Problems in Zoology III F,W,S(1-5) [0.75]

Second part of the two-semester course ZOO*4521/2. Refer to ZOO*4521/2 for course description.

Prerequisite(s): ZOO*4521</csRCourseCode

ZOO*4540 Marine and Freshwater Research I F(0-6) [0.50]

In this course, students will design, execute and communicate the results of a research project involving aquatic organisms. This will involve an examination of the primary scientific literature, the formulation of hypotheses, the design of experiments, the development of analytical skills and familiarity with the operation of analytical equipment and data analysis. Faculty guidance will be provided.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL*3450, CHEM*2580, PHYS*1080, STAT*2040 or permission of instructor

Restriction(s): registration in semester 7 of the Marine and Freshwater Biology Major of the B.SC. Program

ZOO*4550 Marine and Freshwater Research II W(0-6) [0.50]

This course will allow the student to design, execute and communicate a research project involving aquatic organisms. This will involve an examination of the primary scientific literature, the formulation of hypotheses, the design of experiments, the development of analytical skills and familiarity with the operation of analytical equipment and data analysis. Faculty guidance will be provided.

Prerequisite(s): ZOO*4540

Restriction(s): registration in semester 8 of the Marine and Freshwater Biology Major of the B.SC. Program

ZOO*4560 Marine and Freshwater Adaptations W(3-0) [0.50]

Adaptations of organisms to various aquatic environments including marine polar, deep-sea, intertidal, fresh-water and alkaline lakes, will be examined. A mechanistic approach to establishing the strategies of environmental adaptation will be used. Emphasis will be placed on biochemical and biomechanical adaptations.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM*2580, PHYS*1080, BIOL*3450

ZOO*4570 Marine Ecological Processes F(3-1) [0.50]

Advanced consideration of physical and biogeochemical processes in the world's oceans. Examination of the critical dependence of biological processes on physical and chemical processes from micro- to macro-scales. The processes involved in: production and energy transfer within pelagic food webs; export of energy to the benthos; the structure and dynamics of marine communities.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL*3450, PHYS*1080

ZOO*4600 Tropical Ecology F(1-6) [0.75]

This three-week field course provides an opportunity to study the flora and fauna of marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments of the tropics. Based at field stations in Australia, the course includes lectures, field exercises and a student project. An information session is held in late November. Signature of course coordinator is required for course selection. Students are responsible for costs of food, lodging and transportation. Detailed information is available from the Department of Zoology. This course is listed in the Ontario Field Course program. This course must be recorded as part of your Fall course selection and tuition and compulsory fees will be calculated accordingly.

Prerequisite(s): either (BIOL*1030 and BIOL*1040) or (BOT*1150, MICR*1000, ZOO*1020) and 0.50 credit in Ecology

ZOO*4610 Arctic Ecology F(1-6) [0.75]

This three-week field course provides an opportunity to study the flora and fauna of marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments of the high Arctic. Based in the high Arctic, the course includes lectures, field exercises and student projects. An information session is held in January; students are required to register before March. Signature of course coordinator is required for course selection. Students are responsible for cost of food and transportation. Detailed information is available from the Department of Zoology. (Offered in even-numbered years.) This course is listed in the Ontario Field Course program. This course must be recorded as part of your Fall course selection and tuition and compulsory fees will be calculated accordingly.

Prerequisite(s): (BIOL*1030, BIOL*1040) or ZOO*1020, 0.50 credit in Ecology

ZOO*4700 Field Biology F(1-6) [0.50]

Students may apply for courses in the OUPFB (Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology). This program offers a diversity of field courses in biological subjects ranging from the Arctic to the Tropics, microbes to mammals, and covering marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats. Costs include food and lodging and may include transportation. Detailed information is available from the Department of Zoology. This course must be recorded as part of your Fall course selection and tuition and compulsory fees will be calculated accordingly.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the Zoology field course coordinator

ZOO*4710 Field Biology F(1-6) [0.25]

Students may apply for courses in the OUPFB (Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology). This program offers a diversity of field courses in biological subjects ranging from the Arctic to the Tropics, microbes to mammals, and covering marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats. Costs include food and lodging and may include transportation. Detailed information is available from the Department of Zoology. This course must be recorded as part of your Fall course selection and tuition and compulsory fees will be calculated accordingly.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the Zoology field course coordinator

ZOO*4800 Field Biology F, W(1-6) [0.50]

Students may apply for courses in the OUPFB (Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology). This program offers a diversity of field courses in biological subjects ranging from the Arctic to the Tropics, microbes to mammals, and covering marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats. Costs include food and lodging and may include transportation. Detailed information is available from the Department of Zoology. This course must be recorded as part of your Fall or Winter course selection and tuition and compulsory fees will be calculated accordingly.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the Zoology field course coordinator

ZOO*4810 Field Biology F, W(1-6) [0.25]

Students may apply for courses in the OUPFB (Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology). This program offers a diversity of field courses in biological subjects ranging from the Arctic to the Tropics, microbes to mammals, and covering marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats. Costs include food and lodging and may include transportation. Detailed information is available from the Department of Zoology. This course must be recorded as part of your Fall or Winter course selection and tuition and compulsory fees will be calculated accordingly.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the Zoology field course coordinator



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