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    ZO 492 External Learning Experience 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

    A learning experience in agriculture and life sciences within an academic framework that utilizes facilities and resources which are external to the campus. Contact and arrangements with prospective employers must be initiated by student and approved by a faculty adviser, the prospective employer and the departmental teaching coordinator prior to the experience.

    ZO 493 Special Problems/Research Exploration 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

    A learning experience in agriculture and life sciences within an academic framework that utilizes campus facilities and resources. Contact and arrangements with prospective employers must be initiated by student and approved by a faculty adviser, the prospective employer, the departmental teaching coordinator prior to the experience. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in Non-Standard Courses be completed by the student and faculty member prior to registration by the department.

    ZO 503 General Physiology I 3.
    Prerequisite: Senior standing or Graduate standing, the following courses are recommended: ZO 421, BCH 451, a yr. of physics.

    Discussion of general principles of homeostasis, emphasizing importance of integrative action. Following systems studied: muscular, cardiovascular and nervous systems.

    ZO 504 General Physiology II 3.
    Prerequisite: PHY (ZO) 503.

    Discussion of general principles of homeostasis, emphasizing importance of integrative action. Following systems studied: alimentary, renal, respiratory and endocrine systems.

    ZO 509 Biology of Aquatic Insects 3.
    Prerequisite: ENT 425 or Graduate standing.

    Life history descriptions and identification of aquatic insects. Emphasis on behavioral and physiological adaptations to diverse habitats and the role of insects in aquatic ecosystem function and as indicators of water quality.

    ZO 512 Animal Symbiosis 3.
    Prerequisite: 12 hrs. of biology and zoology.

    Symbiotic associations of animals including mutualism, commensalism and parasitism. The morphological, physiological, behavioral and ecological adaptations of symbionts and the complex interactions between partner species.

    ZO 513 Comparative Physiology 3.
    Prerequisite: ZO 421.

    Comparative study of the organ systems of vertebrates and physiological processes involved in maintaining homeostatic state. Various compensatory mechanisms employed during environmental stress included.

    ZO 518 Experience and the Brain 3.
    Prerequisite: BIO 488 or ZO 588.

    This seminar considers how an individual's behavioral interactions with the world (i.e., experience) can alter the structure and/or function of the adult brain. Emphasis will be on reading and critically discussing the primary research literature.

    ZO 522 Biological Clocks 3.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    The anatomy, physiology and development of biological clocks in a variety of organisms, including humans. Required readings in primary literature.

    ZO 524 Comparative Endocrinology 3.
    Prerequisite: BIO 421 or PO 405.

    Basic concepts of endocrinology, including functions of major endocrine glands involved in processes of growth, metabolism and reproduction.

    ZO 542 Herpetology 3.
    Prerequisite: ZO 250 and ZO 421.

    The biology of the amphibians and reptiles: systematics, life history, anatomy, behavior, physiology and ecology.

    ZO 544 Mammalogy 4.
    Prerequisite: BIO 250.

    The biology of mammals: evolution, functional morphology, reproduction, behavior, ecology, population biology, classification and identification. One weekend field trip planned.

    ZO 549 Principles of Biological Oceanography 3.
    Prerequisite: BIO 181.

    Environmental dependencies, biological productivity, and trophic relationships in plankton, nekton and benthos; Sampling methods and experimental design; Human impacts on marine systems.Credit is not allowed for both MEA 449 and MEA(ZO)549.

    ZO 553 Principles Of Wildlife Science 3.
    Prerequisite: BIO 260 or BIO/PB 360.

    The principles of wildlife management and their application studied in the laboratory and in the field.

    ZO 582 Medical and Veterinary Entomology 3.
    Prerequisite: ENT 425 and ZO 315.

    The morphology, taxonomy, biology and control of the arthropod parasites and disease vectors of man and animals. The ecology and behavior of vectors in relation to disease transmission and control.

    ZO 588 Neurobiology 3.
    Prerequisite: BIO 250 or BIO 212 and Graduate standing.

    Overview of the neurosciences, with a focus on fundamental principles in the function, structure, and development of the nervous system. Topics include neuroanatomy, electrical signaling, synaptic transmission, sensory and motor systems, neural development, neural plasticity, and complex brain function. Multiple levels of anaylsis, from molecular to behavioral, with an emphasis on the mammalian nervous system.Students may not receive credit for both BIO 488 and ZO 588.

    ZO 592 Topical Problems 1-3.

    Organized, formal lectures and discussion of a special topic.

    ZO 601 Seminar 1.

    The presentation and defense of original research and current literature.

    ZO 602 Seminar In Biology Of Reproduction 2.
    Prerequisite: ANS(PHY) 702 .

    Current topics in animal reproduction presented by reproductive physiologists from various Research Triangle institutions. Student presentations of research projects or library projects in area of animal reproduction.

    ZO 624 Topical Problems 1-3.

    Organized, formal lectures and discussion of a special topic.

    ZO 631 Special Topics 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Twelve hours ZO.

    A directed individual investigation of a particular problem in zoology, accompanied by a review of the pertinent literature. A maximum of three hours allowed toward master's degree.

    ZO 685 Master's Supervised Teaching 1-3.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

    ZO 688 Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time Registration 1.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc.

    ZO 689 Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time Registration 3.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester.

    ZO 690 Master's Examination 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    For students in non thesis master's programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final master's exam.

    ZO 693 Master's Supervised Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

    ZO 695 Master's Thesis Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    Thesis research.

    ZO 696 Summer Thesis Research 1.
    Prerequisite: Master's student.

    For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

    ZO 699 Research In Zoology 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Twelve semester credits in ZO.

    Credits Arranged.

    ZO 710 Sampling Animal Populations 3.
    Prerequisite: ST 512.

    Statistical methods applicable to sampling of wildlife populations, including capture-recapture, removal, change in ratio, quadrant and line transect sampling. Emphasis on model assumptions and study design.

    ZO 718 Community Ecology 3.
    Prerequisite: BO 360 or ZO 260, BO(ZO) 760; BO(ZO) 365.

    Animal community structure and function. Effects of competition, predation, coevolution and disturbance on community composition. Emphasis on ecological and evolutionary controversies from empirical and theoretical approaches.

    ZO 750 Marine Benthic Ecology 3.

    Marine benthic systems in deep sea and in shallow waters, focusing upon abiotic and biotic processes regulating density, diversity and taxonomic and functional composition. Discussions of benthic-pelagic coupling, predation, interspecific competition, biogeography, sampling problems, evolutionary trends, trophic structure and community organization.

    ZO 756 Ecology Of Fishes 3.

    Physiological ecology of fishes emphasizing energetics, production and adaptations to aquatic mediums. Ecological classification of fishes and theory of resource partitioning in freshwater, estuarine and marine realms.

    ZO 770 Advanced Topics In Ecology I 3.

    Development of subject matter in major fields of ecology through seminars and lectures and principles illustrated by laboratory exercises and field trips. Microenvironment, population biology, community ecology, ecosystems and nutrient cycling.

    ZO 790 Special Topics 1-3.

    ZO 791 Topics In Animal Behavior 3.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    Intensive examination of selected aspects of animal behavior and their relationship to physiology, ecology and other biological fields. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

    ZO 792 Topical Problems 1-3.

    Organized, formal lectures and discussion of a special topic.

    ZO 802 Seminar In Biology Of Reproduction 2.
    Prerequisite: ANS(PHY) 702.

    Current topics in animal reproduction presented by reproductive physiologists from various Research Triangle institutions. Student presentations of research projects or library projects in area of animal reproduction.

    ZO 824 Topical Problems 1-3.

    Organized, formal lectures and discussion of a special topic.

    ZO 829 Special Topics 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Twelve hours ZO.

    A directed individual investigation of a particular problem in zoology, accompanied by a review of the pertinent literature. A maximum of three hours allowed toward master's degree.

    ZO 831 Special Topics 1-6.
    Prerequisite: Twelve hours ZO.

    A directed individual investigation of a particular problem in zoology, accompanied by a review of the pertinent literature. A maximum of three hours allowed toward master's degree.

    ZO 885 Doctoral Supervised Teaching 1-3.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

    ZO 890 Doctoral Preliminary Examination 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    For student who are preparing for and taking written and/or oral preliminary exams.

    ZO 893 Doctoral Supervised Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

    ZO 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    Dissertation research.

    ZO 896 Summer Dissertation Research 1.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

    ZO 899 Doctoral Dissertation Preparation 1-9.
    Prerequisite: Doctoral student.

    For students who have completed all credit hour, full-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree, and are writing and defending their dissertations.