Undergraduate Courses


ANS100: Animal Physiology

The main objective of this course is to teach a broad overview of basic principles of animal physiology in domesticated and captive animals by taking a comparative approach. The goal of physiology is to understand how organisms work. This course will take an integrative approach, looking at how molecular, biochemical, chemical and physical aspects influence the function of physiological systems in animals. To explore “unity in diversity” of animal physiology, we will study adaptations of a diverse suite of animals living in different habitats and with different behaviours. Taught in Spring quarter most years.


ANS139: Experimental Animal Physiology

Combination of theory and hands-on experiences in animal physiology using various experimental techniques. Practical laboratory skill development from cellular level to whole animal, in areas such as genetics, endocrinology, histology and physiological function. Taught in Winter quarter most years.