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Science Course
Course CodeANSC
Year Opened1996
Sites OfferedBRI, LAN
Previously OfferedATN, FRS, HAV, SUN, TOW
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Course Description

From the CTY Summer Catalog:

From microscopic investigation to the basics of veterinary medicine, this course explores the principles of comparative animal anatomy, physiology, and genetics. You will learn key concepts of zoology such as characteristics of the animal cell, heredity, taxonomy, and evolution, including natural selection. Through laboratory dissections of animals ranging from perch to rats, you’ll explore the different systems of each species—digestive, nervous, immune, endocrine, reproductive, and circulatory. You and your classmates will research and discuss topics including animal behavior, environmental adaptation, husbandry and domestication, and the human impact on animal life—including environmental degradation and species extinction. Through lab work and in the field, you’ll put science into practice by learning to formulate research questions, gather and analyze data, and interpret results. Zoology is a course for CAAs.