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Animal Architecture
BIOL 104
Fall 2010 not offered

Animals have structures that are optimally suited for their functions. These functions usually include physiological processes that are critically influenced by the size and shape of the structures. The size and shape of biological structures are an outcome of developmental processes controlled by both genetic and environmental influences. These developmental processes are in turn an outcome of evolutionary processes. This course will introduce the processes of physiology, development, and evolution. The ways that these processes shape biological structures will be contrasted with the design of human structures by architects. The course will consists of lectures and discussion. There will be two exams, a writing assignment, and a creative art project.

Reading material will be popular science books about evolution, development, and physiology, and occasional magazine articles.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing
Students will study the logic of animal design and "construction"
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on FEB-07-2023
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