Dan Clemens

BIOL 240 General Zoology

Welcome to the Zoology class web page.
Documents and other resources provided through this web site are intended for use by NVC students enrolled in Biology 240.

Announcements (updated 8/13/14)
Welcome Fall 2014 Zoology students!  
The first day of class is Monday, August 18.  Lecture is at 11:00 in Room 1835 (Geology lab) and lab meets at 1:30 in Room 2030.

Go to the links below to preview the syllabus, first lecture outline, and Zoology Labs assignment packet.  Printed copies of these documents will be provided to you on the first day of class.  A custom-printed binder version of the Hickman lab manual is available at the college bookstore and is required for this class.

Biology 240 Syllabus - Fall 2014
Zoology Labs

Lecture Outlines - Unit 1               
  01 Intro
  02 Animal Origins
  03 Body Plans 1
Reading Assignments
  Cambrian Article
  Cambrian Assignment - Due Monday, 8/25
  Bartholomew's Axioms 

Lab Resources
  Zoology Slide Library
  Histology Slide Library
  Anatomical Models

General Zoology Student Learning Outcomes
1. Characterize the major animal phyla and compare their basic anatomy.
2. Outline the fundamental principles of Darwinian evolutionary theory.
3. Relate structure to function in the vertebrate organ systems.

class walking at bodega head


Dr. Clemens's dog

 Zoology Links

Tree of Life
Discover Life web site
Understanding Evolution
UC Berkeley
Frog Development Stages
Salamander Locomotion

Other Links

Live Octopus Babies
from Bodega Marine Lab
Citation and Reference Format for Scientific Papers (from Allen 2000, Keene State College)