Dr. William I. Lutterschmidt
      Department of Biological Sciences
      Lee Drain Building, Room 114A
 Lecture:  Lee Drain Building  (Room 220)
                 Monday, Wednesday, Friday  0800 - 0900

 Laboratory:  Lee Drain Building  (Room 109)
                       Wednesday  1200 - 1400 and 1500 - 1700

Office Hours:  Office hours will be posted on my office door.  Making appointments to see the instructor are recommended.

Textbook:  Vander, A., J. Sherman, and D. Luciano.  1998.  Human physiology, 7th Edition.  McGraw-Hill.
Laboratory Manual:  Martin, T.R.  1998.  Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 6th Edition.  McGraw-Hill.

Prerequisite: BIO 138/118, BIO 139/119 with a grade of C or better.  A course in chemistry and upper level mathematics are highly recommended.  At this time, this course is not recommended for preprofessional students in the Undergraduate Catalogue.

Physiology includes the study of many levels of organization from molecules to organisms.  Although this course will introduce the hierarchy of physiological systems and provide an appreciation for the diversity of subdisciplines within the field of physiology, this course will focus on general organ system physiology and emphasize the comparison and contrast or these systems in humans and among other animal taxa.  Topics related to the general and comparative physiology of animals will include mechanisms in temperature regulation, osmotic regulation, metabolism, digestion, and reproduction.

Laboratory:  Laboratory sessions in this course have in the past stressed human anatomy.  The curricula will remain similar with some additional laboratory experiments to introduce students to some classic experiments in comparative physiology and teach basic skills in data collection and analysis.  Expectations in the laboratory along with the regulations and procedures will be outlined in detail by your laboratory instructor during your first laboratory meeting.