Phylum Chordata: Class Mammalia (nervous and musculoskeletal systems) –
Wednesday, December 4
To investigate mammal nervous and musculoskeletal systems, students investigate
preserved sheep brains and microscope slides of mammalian nerve cells, as well as
dissect chicken wings to study the anatomy of muscle and bone.
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