Jun 16, 2024  
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BIOL 3110 - Comparative Vertebrate Biomechanics

Credit(s): 3
Lecture Hour(s): 3
Lecture Hours Schedule Type: Lecture, Blended, Online
This course will expand on the knowledge of comparative vertebrate anatomy and physiology, primarily focusing on the biomechanical principles underpinning vertebrate locomotion through water, on land, or in air. Central themes of the course are optimization, control, and energetics of movement, the physiological mechanisms behind these features of vertebrate movement, and technology developments based on this knowledge (e.g., bio-inspired robotics). Students will engage in experiential learning activities to understand course concepts and complete a group project related to the locomotion of a given vertebrate species.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C- or higher in MATH 1200  and PHYS 1201 , and a grade of C- or higher in either BIOL 2110  or BIOL 2203 .
General Science Option