Mammalogy, Bio 413 Fall 2003
Instructor: Jim Taulman
Course Description This
course will cover classification and characteristics of the mammalian orders,
as well as mammalian ecology, evolution, natural history, and behavior. Mammals of the
Required Text Mammalogy by Terry A. Vaughn, available in OLC bookstore.
Attendance A student may be dropped after 3 consecutive absences and will automatically be dropped after 5 total absences.
Homework Work assignments will consist of reading and being familiar with chapters in the textbook for each class period. You may be asked to describe your interpretation or understanding of concepts presented in the textbook chapters for a given class period.
Methods These headings may be combined if your paper is just a
Materials literature review
Oral reports will be presented to the class on the last class day before the final exam. The written reports will be handed in at that time. You can present your report using any visual aids that you want, Powerpoint, posters, etc. Discuss your needs with me beforehand. The report will comprise 20% of your grade in the course.
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 69
F = 59 and below
Food You can bring a drink into class but we wont be eating in class.
Mammalogy, Bio 413 Chapters
August 28 Introduction, Policies, Mammalian Characteristics 1
Sept. 4 Mammalian Characteristics and Origins 2, 3, 21
Sept. 11 Prototherians, Monotremes, Marsupials 4, 5, 6
Sept. 18 Test #1, Eutherian placental mammals 7
Sept. 25 Insesctivores, Xenarthra 8, 9
Oct. 2 Chiroptera 10, 22
Oct. 9 Primates 11
Oct. 16 Test #2, Carnivora 12
Oct. 23 Cetacea, Sirenia 13, 14
Oct. 30 Proboscidea, Perissodactyla, Hyracoidea, Artiodactyla 15, 16, 17
Nov. 6 Rodentia, Lagomorpha 18, 19
Nov. 13 Test #3, Mammalian behavior 23
Nov. 20 Mammal ecology, zoogeography, and conservation 24, 25, 26
Nov. 27 Open
Dec. 4 Final test