Fur, Feathers, and Scales: Comparative Animal Anatomy

Tuesday 12:00-2:50
Fall semester: 3 credits
Instructor: George Boorujy

Tracing the animal kingdom from jellyfish to insects to humans, students will gain a working knowledge of comparative animal anatomy. The focus will be on vertebrates (reptiles, birds, and mammals) and the morphological differences which constitute groups, families, and individual species. There will be discussions on ecology, evolution, and the depiction of animals throughout art history. Students will work from specimens from the SVA Nature and Technology Lab, on location drawings, and photos.