Herpetology
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Week 1Jan 23 & 25:  Chapter 1; pg 10-17, 20-32

(all subsequent readings will be assigned weekly)

• General Introduction to Class

• General Introduction to Herpetology

Week 2Jan 30 & Feb 1: 

• General Introduction to Herpetology and Classification

• Earliest Amphibians

Week 3 Feb 6 & 8: Chapter 3; 83-93

• Introduction to Modern Amphibians

• Diversity and Systematics of Urodela and Gymnophiona

Week 4Feb 13 & 15:                                    [1st LITERATURE REVIEW]

• Diversity and Systematics of Frogs

• Biology, disease, and conservation status of Amphibians

Week 5 Feb 20 & 22:

• Presidents day Feb 20

• Diversity and Systematics of Prehistoric Reptiles

• Diversity and Systematics of Dinosaurs

Week 6Feb 27 & 29:

27 February:                                                           LECTURE EXAM 1

• Diversity and Systematics of Dinosaurs

Week 7 Mar 5 & 7

• Diversity and Systematics of Tuatara and Crocodilians

Week 8 Mar 12 & 14:

• Diversity and Systematics of Turtles

• Ecology, Disease, Conservation of Turtles

Week 9Mar 19 & 21:                                    [Spring Break]


Week 10 Mar 26 & 28:                                    [2st LITERATURE REVIEW]

• Diversity and Systematics of Squamates

• Diversity and Systematics of Lizards

Week 11 Apr 2 & 4:

Apr 2:                                                                          LECTURE EXAM 2

• Diversity and Systematics of Lizards

Week 12 Apr 9 & 11:

• Diversity and Systematics of Snakes

Week 13 Apr 16 & 18                                       [Projects/Papers Due]

• Diversity and Systematics of Snakes

• Oral Presentations

Week 14 Apr 23 & 25                                        [Projects/Papers Due]

• Oral Presentations

• Oral Presentations

Week 15 Apr 30 & May 2                                 [Projects/Papers Due]

• Oral Presentations

• Oral Presentations

Week 16 May 7 & 9                                          [Projects/Papers Due]

• Oral Presentations

• Oral Presentations

Final Exam

Wednesday May 16 8:00-10:00 am



 

Tentative Lecture Syllabus

New Reading Material will be assigned each week, so look to the web site for assignments.

Dick Tracy