Academic Catalog

BIOL435 ANIMAL DIVERSITY

Course Code: 2380435
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. CEMAL CAN BLGN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This course aims to introduce the students to the vast animal diversity from an evolutionary perspective. Animal groups in systematic order follow a brief theoretical introduction on speciation, zoogeography and taxonomy. Each group is treated in terms of its evolutionary relationship, basic form and function, reproductive biology, basic ecology and relevance to human systems (agriculture, medicine, etc.) Presentations include audio-visual material.