BIOL 205
Physiology Spring 2025
Division III

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This course explores animal physiology–the principles and mechanisms by which animals live and function. Across the semester we will survey a variety of physiological processes including intracellular communication, animal movement, circulation, gas exchange, ion/water balance, digestion and metabolism, and thermoregulation. We will explore these topics from the level of cells and tissues to the whole organism, surveying a wide variety of animals with a focus on vertebrates. Laboratories provide practical experience in the experimental measurement and analysis of physiological parameters in animal models and in human subjects.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory
Limit: 72
Expected: 72
Class#: 3121
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Daily practice problems, problem sets, midterm exams, laboratory exercises, and a final exam
Prerequisites: BIOL 101; open to first-year students only with permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Seniors, then juniors, then sophomores.
Distributions: Division III

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