SL Parker: Teaching



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I currently teach five courses at CCU.


1. Comparative Physiology (BIOL 343/343L): This is a junior/senior level course which examines the origin and relationships of physiological mechanisms and how different groups of animals carry out similar physiological functions. Physiology of vertebrates is emphasized but invertebrate physiology is also covered. This course is appropriate for all life science majors and is recommended for students planning to pursue a career in medicine or veterinary science.

Taught during Spring semester

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2. Physiological Ecology (BIOL 322/322L): Junior/senior level course that examines physiological mechanisms and evolutionary adaptations that allows animals to function and survive in their environment. A central theme of the course focuses on understanding the constraints imposed by the biophysical environment and how animals adapt physiologically to these constraints.

Taught during Fall semester

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3. Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies Graduate Seminar 1&2 (CMWS 697/698): A co-taught graduate seminar course. Topics covered vary according to intsructor and student interest.

Taught during Fall or Spring semesters

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4. Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies Graduate Seminar III (CMWS 699): Specific topics may vary from semester to semester depending on student interests. General topic areas include data presentation, thesis organization, and issues related to preparation of thesis research for publication.

Taught during Fall Semester as needed

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5. Biological Science II: Introductory biology course for life science majors. Topics areas include diversity of life, evolution, ecology, and organismal biology.

Taught Fall and Spring semesters

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