BIOL 435 : Herpetology
Lectures will introduce students to topics of importance to the study of reptiles and amphibians. In lecture, we will focus on anatomy, physiology, taxonomy, ecology, behavior and conservation of this fauna. In laboratories, we will focus on external anatomy, identification skills, habitat preferences, distribution, and collection techniques. We will place emphasis on the fauna in our immediate area, but we will discuss reptiles and amphibians from other areas of Texas in our laboratories.