Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Introduction to Mammalogy

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO MAMMOLOGY

 Department:    ENVC

 Course #:    231

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    030101

 EPC:    165

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Natural history, structure, identification, and classification of North American mammals.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe North American mammals, their characteristics and natural history.
  2. Understand how mammals are related to other vertebrates and other animals from contemporary and evolutionary standpoints.
  3. Understand influence of cultural issues in the relationship between humans and mammals.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

Course Contents

  1. Mammal characteristics.
  2. Order Marsupialis.
  3. Order Insectivora.
  4. Order Ciroptera.
  5. Order Lagomorpha.
  6. Order Rodentia.
  7. Order Carnivora.
  8. Order Pinnipedia.
  9. Order Mysticeti.
  10. Order Odontoceti.
  11. Order Perissodactyla.
  12. Order Artiodactyla.