BIO 327 Herpetology

Prerequisite: BIO 113 OR permission of instructor; a sophomore- or junior-level course

Offered: Typically alternate Spring Terms (next offered Spring 2013)

This course is an introduction to the characteristics, evolutionary history, systematics, global diversity, life history traits, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Emphasis will be placed on developing a working knowledge of the amphibians and reptiles of Kentucky, including collection techniques and field identification. The course includes collecting trips within Madison and the surrounding counties. Identification of live and preserved specimens using a dichotomous key will be used to emphasize characteristics that are useful for field identification and classification of amphibians and reptiles from throughout the United States. Three two-hour class/laboratory periods each week. 1 Course Credit


1 Course Credit