Introduction to Comparative Anatomy with Lab

3 credits


Animal Science
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Introduction into the vertebrate body structure and function, with an emphasis in the direct comparison between humans and non-human animals including but not limited to cattle, horses, swine, poultry, and rodents. Course topics include: cells and tissues, skeletal system, muscles and muscle tissue. This course will also touch on the cardiovascular system, the senses, respiratory system and animals as models of human disorders and diseases. Internet access required: lectures and portions of material will be online. On-campus laboratory meetings will allow students to explore various systems and gain experiential learning opportunities through manipulation, dissection, evaluation and use of Anatomy In Clay models to deepen the understanding of the material. Graded on A-F basis only. Recommended: Freshmen or Sophomore standing.