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FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE

COLLEGE CREDIT COURSE OUTLINE

COURSE NUMBER: ZOO 3713C

COURSE TITLE: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy


PREREQUISITE(S): BSC 2011C (Principles of Biology II with lab) with a grade of “C” or better

COREQUISITE(S): None


CREDIT HOURS: 4
CONTACT HOURS/WEEK: 5
CONTACT HOUR BREAKDOWN:
Lecture/Discussion: 3
Laboratory: 2
Other __________:
FACULTY WORKLOAD POINTS: 4.4
STANDARDIZED CLASS SIZE

ALLOCATION: 27 (laboratory safety considerations)


CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course covers the anatomy of selected vertebrate types emphasizing evolutionary trends. The course is designed for biology or other natural sciences majors and will cover the Chordate origins and phylogeny, Skeletal system, Muscle system, Digestive system, Respiratory system, Circulatory system, Urogenital system and Nervous system of the lamprey, necturus, shark, cat and sheep. Laboratory work will include the dissection and identification of anatomical structures between the above animals, comparison between structures and their development emphasizing the details of the organ systems and compare across taxa.
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SUGGESTED TEXT(S): Kardong, K.V., Comparative Anatomy, Function and Evolution, Latest edition
Kent, G. C. and R.K. Carr,  Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates, Latest edition
Kardong, K. V., Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy: A Laboratory Dissection Guide, Latest edition
Walker, W. F. and D. G. Homberger, Vertebrate Dissection, Latest edition
Fishbeck, D. W. and A. Sebastiani,  Comparative Anatomy Manual of Dissection, Latest edition
Van de Graff, K. M. and J. L. Crawley A Photographic Atlas for the Zoology Laboratory, Latest edition

IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Fall term, 2011 (20121) – Proposal 2010-25

REVIEW OR MODIFICATION DATE:

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COURSE TOPICS CONTACT HOURS

PER TOPIC


  1. Vertebrate Morphology, Phylogeny and Evolution 2

  2. Origin of Chordates 2

III. Vertebrate Origins 2

  1. Biological Design and Biomechanics 2

  2. Early Embryology and Organogenesis 3

  3. Integument Origins and Differences 3

VII. Skeletal System – Skull 4

VIII.Skeletal System – Axial Skeleton 2

IX. Skeletal System – Appendicular System 4

X. Muscular System 5

XI. Circulatory System 3

XII. Respiratory System 4

XIII.Urogenital/Digestive Systems 3

XIV. Nervous System and Sensory Organs 4

XV. Endocrine System 2
Total lecture hours: 45

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COURSE TOPICS CONTACT HOURS

PER TOPIC

Laboratory Activities




  1. Introduction to Classification and Comparison 1

  2. Protochordates 2

III. Agnathans – Lamprey 2

IV. Integument and its specializations 2

V. Skeletal system – skull 2

VI. Skeletal system – axial and appendicular 2

VII. Muscle – Necturus, Shark 2

VIII.Muscle – Cat 3

IX. Circulatory – Shark, Cat 2

X. Respiratory – Necturus, Shark 2

XI. Urogenital/Digestive – Shark, Cat 2

XII. Nervous System – Shark, Cat 2

XIII.Nervous System – Brain – Shark, Sheep 2

XIV. Nervous System - Sensory Organs – Sheep 2

XV. Endocrine System – Cat 2

Total laboratory hours 30


Florida State College

At Jacksonville


Course Learning Outcomes & Assessment



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Section 1

COURSE PREFIX AND NUMBER: ZOO 3713C

SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS (CC): 4


CONTACT HOURS (NCC):

COURSE TITLE: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy




Section 2

TYPE OF COURSE: (Click on the box to check all that apply)



AA Elective



AS Required Professional Course



College Prep



AS Professional Elective



AAS Required Professional Course



Technical Certificate



Other

B.S. Biomedical Sciences Upper Division Concentration Biological Sciences

 PSAV

 Apprenticeship



General Education: (For General Education courses, you must also complete Section 3 and Section 7)




Section 3 (If applicable)

INDICATE BELOW THE DISCIPLINE AREA FOR GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES:



Communications



Social & Behavioral Sciences



Mathematics



Natural Sciences



Humanities




Section 4

INTELLECTUAL COMPETENCIES:



Reading



Speaking



Critical Analysis



Quantitative Skills



Scientific Method of Inquiry



Writing



Listening



Information Literacy



Ethical Judgment



Working Collaboratively




Section 5

STATE GENERAL EDUCATION LEARNING OUTCOME AREA



Communication



Critical Thinking



Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning



Information Literacy



Global Sociocultural Responsibility





Section 6

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Type of Outcome: Gen. Ed, Program,

Course




METHOD OF ASSESSMENT




Demonstrate knowledge of chordate origins and phylogeny.

Course

Method of assessment can include exams, quizzes, papers, lab reports and/or oral presentations.




Demonstrate knowledge and comparison of vertebrate origins and embryologic design.

Course

Method of assessment can include exams, quizzes, papers, lab reports and/or oral presentations.

Section 6 (Continued)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Type of Outcome: Gen. Ed, Program,

Course




METHOD OF ASSESSMENT




Demonstrate knowledge and comparison of biological design and biomechanics

Course

Method of assessment can include exams, quizzes, papers, lab reports and/or oral presentations.




Demonstrate knowledge of and comparisons between systems between vertebrate species.

Course

Method of assessment can include exams, quizzes, papers, lab reports and/or oral presentations.     




Conduct an experiment, collect and analyze date, and interpret results in a laboratory setting.

Discipline

Students will answer a set of questions developed by the discipline faculty and delivered across courses in the discipline. A faculty panel will evaluate the answers via a common rubric with scores from 1 (not yet competent) to 3 (competent).




Analyze, evaluate, and test a scientific hypothesis.

Discipline

Students will answer a set of questions developed by the discipline faculty and delivered across courses in the discipline. A faculty panel will evaluate the answers via a common rubric with scores from 1 (not yet competent) to 3 (competent).




Use basic scientific language and processes and be able to distinguish between scientific and non-scientific explanations.

Discipline

Students will answer a set of questions developed by the discipline faculty and delivered across courses in the discipline. A faculty panel will evaluate the answers via a common rubric with scores from 1 (not yet competent) to 3 (competent).




Identify unifying principles and repeatable patterns in nature, the values of natural diversity, and apply them to problems or issues of a scientific nature.

Discipline

Students will answer a set of questions developed by the discipline faculty and delivered across courses in the discipline. A faculty panel will evaluate the answers via a common rubric with scores from 1 (not yet competent) to 3 (competent).




Students will value the larger social impact of biomedical sciences.

Program

Students will answer a comprehensive set of questions developed by the program faculty and delivered across courses in the program. A faculty panel will evaluate the answers via a common rubric with scores from 1 (not yet competent) to 3 (competent).



Section 6 (Continued)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Type of Outcome: Gen. Ed, Program,

Course




METHOD OF ASSESSMENT




Analyze and discuss the impact of scientific discovery on human thought and behavior.

Program

Students will answer a comprehensive set of questions developed by the program faculty and delivered across courses in the program. A faculty panel will evaluate the answers via a common rubric with scores from 1 (not yet competent) to 3 (competent).


Section 7
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