Spring 2013

Animal Physiology

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-260

Formerly listed as: BIOL-26


Josef G. Trapani (Section 01)


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.

BIOL 260 - LEC

Section 01
M 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MERR 3
W 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MERR 3
F 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MERR 3

BIOL 260 - DIS

Section 01
Th 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM MERR 3

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Animal Physiology (3rd ed.) Sinauer, 2012 HIlly, Wyse, Anderson Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2017, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2024