Comparative Mammalian Anatomy (11:067:391)

(3 credits)

Typically Offered: This course is offered each Fall (from 2019 on) and during the summer session by Dr. Carey Williams.

Prerequisites and Registration Restrictions: Two semesters of General Biology (01:119:115-116). Open to Juniors and Seniors only.

Course Format and Objectives: This course is designed in a classroom lecture format that will include various innovative teaching modalities within the lecture hour to accomplish the course objectives. 1) To understand the basic internal and external mammalian anatomy. 2) To expose the student to the relationship of animal body structure, its diversity and the comparative physiology behind it. 3) To understand the structural differences between the anatomy of the body systems in various mammals. 

The various modalities on top of classroom lectures to be utilized in this course include - animal limb dissections to be prepared by the instructor, veterinarian facilitated necropsies, videos and computer programs to virtually show the internal structure of various organ systems and their functions, and artificial animal models and skeletons. Students will be asked to frequently check the course website or email as to changes in course meeting location (notice will be given at least 24 hours in advance).

Evaluation: The evaluation of student performance is based on quizzes, exams, and the both the written and oral portions of the final project.

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Williams (848-932-5529;

Syllabus (may be subject to change)