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BIOL 322. Ichthyology

Credits: 4
Department: Biology
Description: Biology of fishes: phylogeny, classification, evolutionary origins, morphology, ecology, behavior, population dynamics, life histories, adaptations.
Prerequisites: BIOL 308
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify characteristics of fishes which differentiate them from other life forms.
2. Interpret evolutionary relationships among groups of fish species.
3. Compare and contrast morphological, physiological and behavioral characteristics of fishes and their functions.
4. Perform library research related to ichthyology and generate appropriate scientific communications (written and oral).
5. Identify fishes of Minnesota in the field and laboratory.

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