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BZ 110 - Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)

  • 3 credits

General features (body form, physiology, life history, ecology) and evolutionary relationships of major phyla of animals.

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 LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1) or LIFE 103 (Biology of Organisms-Animals and Plants).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Zoology, 11th Ed.
    Miller and Tapper

To reduce your course material cost, the CSU Bookstore participates in the Inclusive Access Program using Connect for Zoology which will include homework and access to the full text.

Connect for Zoology Access Instructions:
*You will use McGraw's courtesy access until the Add/Drop date.
*Click here to obtain your free trial acces.


Karen Raines

(970) 491-3093 |

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.