Characteristics of animals, their evolution and diversity; humans considered as an animal. Upon completion of this course, students will have knowledge of basic biological concepts and characteristics fundamental to all living systems. They will understand organization of the human body and organ system functions, and will have learned the features characteristic of major animal phyla.
This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Biological/Physical Sciences (Category 3A) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Natural and Physical Sciences without Lab (GT-SC2).
Credit not allowed for students who have already taken BZ 110 (Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2) or Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1) or Biology of Organisms-Animals and Plants
Instructor participates in an "all inclusive" program with the CSU bookstore and McGraw Hill. Students registered for the course will be charged for the online text unless they "opt out." More information will be provided prior to the start of the semester.
Textbooks and Materials
Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information. Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.
Karen Raines received her B.S. in Biology at Texas Wesleyan University, her M.S. in Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington and her Ph.D. in Zoology at Colorado State University . She currently teaches several undergraduate courses in the Biology department and has received numerous teaching awards.