National University




BIO630 Seminar in Organismal Biology

Lead Faculty: Dr. Michael R. Maxwell

Course Description

Discussion of concepts in organismal biology, including development, gross anatomy, morphology, physiology, behavior, heredity. Students examine research topics at the level of the organismal.

Learning Outcomes

  • Investigate a topic in biology at the organismal level for a species, taxon, or clade.
  • Relate the topic to a subdiscipline within organismal biology, such as development, gross anatomy, morphology, physiology, behavior, heredity.
  • Investigate a research question in peer-reviewed and primary literature in organismal biology.
  • Evaluate peer-reviewed and primary literature in organismal biology, with attention to unresolved questions.
  • Link concepts in organismal biology to a higher level of biological organization, such as ecology.
  • Communicate research findings in written and oral formats.

Prerequisite