IB 173
Mammalogy

LECTURE SYLLABUS - SPRING 2005

(lecture)

W Jan 19 Introduction to course
M Jan 24 Defining mammals
W Jan 26 Jaws and skulls
M Jan 31 Teeth
W Feb 2 More teeth
M Feb 7 Fur, glorious fur
W Feb 9 More fun with fur
M Feb 14 Lactation: adult adaptations
W Feb 16 Lactation: juvenile adaptations
M Feb 21 Holiday
W Feb 23 Metatherian reproductive patterns
M Feb 28 Eutherian reproductive patterns
W Mar 2 (Body) size dows matter
M Mar 7 Digestive adaptations
W Mar 9 Terrestrial locomotion
M Mar 14 Aquatic locomotion and flight
W Mar 16 FIRST MIDTERM
M Mar 21 Spring Break
W Mar 23 Spring Break
M Mar 28 Sexual differentiation
W Mar 30 Secual dimorphism
M Apr 4 Dispersal patterns
W Apr 6 Reproductive competition
M Apr 11 Mating systems
W Apr 13 Mating systems continued
M Apr 18 Social systems
W Apr 20 Social systems continued
M Apr 25 Regulation of populations
W Apr 27 Desert adaptations
M May 2 Arctic adapatations
W May 4 Aquatic adaptations
M May 9 SECOND MIDTERM

Each miterm will be worth 100 pts. The exams will take place in class and will consist of short answer-short essay format questions. There is no required text for the course. You will receive numerous handouts in lecture that will provide illustrations of key lecture points as well as references for supplemental readings on some topics.

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