BIOLOGY 108 - Introduction to Animal Diversity
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
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Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This course will introduce students to the amazing diversity of animals in our world. We will discuss how animals within this diversity manage to survive, function, reproduce, and behave in their natural environment. Meanwhile, we will explore interesting questions that scientists ask about animals. By the end of this course, we hope you will be able to:

  • Take part in public decision-making processes affecting or affected by animals.
  • Research practical decisions that either impact or are impacted by animals.
  • Create an argument for the importance of animal diversity.
In order to do this, you will:
  • Develop the literacy needed to describe the diversity of animals to a non-expert audience, such as your child or a fellow voter.
  • Be able to evaluate the impact of human actions on animal diversity.

Course Requirements:

Grades for the course will be based on three exams, participation in discussions, and the completion of class and discussion section activities, and a final project.

Class Format:

Students will attend three lectures and one discussion section per week.


BIOLOGY 108 - Introduction to Animal Diversity
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: Students will need to buy a set of online tutorials. These typically cost less than $20. Dr. Eidietis will send students the purchasing information in late August and early September. No other textbook is required.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
004 (DIS)
 In Person
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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