ABCS 101: Introductory Animal Biology


This course covers the major phyla of the invertebrates. It explores the diverse characteristics and differences in physiology and life cycles among invertebrate. Features which enable us to classify these groups of animals are emphasized. The distribution and rich variety of ways in which living organisms cope with the problems of survival and reproduction in diverse environments are also discussed. Practical sessions are tailored to throw more light on the theoretical information.


Reading list:
Kardong. K. (1995). Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution (7th Edition).
WCB/McGraw-Hill. USA.
Miller, S. A., Harley, J. P. (1996). Zoology, Third edition. WCBI McGraw Hill, New York.
Prasad, S. N. and Kashyap, V. (1991). A Textbook of Zoology. Wishwa Prakashan Ltd. South
Godstone, Surrey. UK.
Purves, W. K., Sadava, D., Orians, G. H. and Heller, H. C. (2004). Life: the Science of Biology,
7th edition, W. H. Freeman & Co.
Ruppert, E. E., Fox, R. S. and Barnes, R. D. (2012). Invertebrate Zoo