Phylum Chordata: Class Chondrichthyes – Wednesday, November 20
We use microscopy and observation of preserved sharks to compare and contrast a
cartilaginous fish to bony fish, as well as study adaptations of some sharks that allow
them to survive in their habitat.
Throughout this semester, students learn basic classification and taxonomic organization, as well as the biology, ecology and anatomy of protist, invertebrate and vertebrate phyla. In addition, microscopy and dissection techniques are practiced throughout the semester. Although dissections are included in this course, students do not have to actively participate in the dissections if they prefer not to. All lab costs are included in registration fee. Course enrollment is limited to 12 students.
Instructor: Tonya Shearer, PhD
Location: STEM Lab (suite 21)
Course fee: $25/lab