Animal Physiology

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Biology

Course Number: 
260
Institution: 
Amherst College

This course will examine the function of tissues, organs, and organ systems, with an emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Building outward from the level of the cell, we will study bodily processes including respiration, circulation, digestion and excretion. In addition, the course will address how different organisms regulate these complex processes and how ion and fluid balance is maintained. We will also study the nervous system in the context of sensory systems, focusing on how external stimuli are transformed into meaningful neuronal signals and processed by the brain. Weekly discussions will include readings from primary literature. Four classroom hours per week.

 Requisite: BIOL 191 and either BIOL 181 or NEUR 226.  Spring semester.  Professor Trapani.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
BIOL-260-01-1213S

Course Sections

Animal Physiology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Josef Trapani

jtrapani@amherst.edu

MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM; TH 01:00PM-01:50PM

MERR 3; MERR 3