University of Calgary

MRSC 515 - (Mrsc415)Struc/Func Marine Animal - Fall 2017

This course will use marine invertebrates and vertebrates to explore the structural plans of animals in a functional framework. Rather than providing a comprehensive survey of diversity in the animal kingdom, specific taxa will be chosen that exemplify specific systems (e.g., respiratory, skeletal, nervous, etc.). The major taxa will be discussed together with minor groups that have peculiarities that are of general biological importance. This course will combine the disciplines of classification, evolution, morphology, biomechanics, physiology and biochemistry. The emphasis placed on each discipline will depend on the interests of the instructor. Field work will be integrated with the laboratory exercises.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Consent of the Department. Students are expected to have completed at least 54 units (9 full-course equivalents) of a Biology program and to have successfully completed introductory courses in organismal diversity, physiology, cell biology and/or biochemistry. Others may be admitted by permission of the instructor in consultation with the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. Also known as: (Marine Science 415)


  • LEC 1
    LAB 1
This course will be offered next in Fall 2018.
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