(3 credits) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
A survey of the diversity and evolution of the protostomes and the lower invertebrates. The evolution of the increasing grades of organization from cellular to organ system, and type of body plan (acoelomate, pseudocoelomate, and schizocoelomate), is discussed with reference to the major phyla. Emphasis is placed on functional morphology of groups, such as the Annelids, Molluscs and Arthropods.
Prerequisite: Biology 1204 with a grade of C- or higher.