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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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BIOL 473 - Comparative Physiology

Units: 3
Physiology of metabolic, respiratory, circulatory, excretory, muscle, and nervous systems of vertebrates and invertebrates with an emphasis on physiological diversity and adaptation.

Prerequisites: BIOL 370.
Equivalent Quarter Course: BIOL 4504.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Recall the major physiological systems, and be able to associate anatomical areas with their specific function;
  2. Identify and describe structural differences of major physiological systems that characterize different taxonomic groups;
  3. Explain the role of evolutionary processes in driving the organization of physiological systems;
  4. Identify physiological challenges organisms face, how these challenges vary in relation to the animals’ environment, and the processes by which animals deal with these challenges.

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