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INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY


 (BIOL 2326)


1st Semester


2 Theoretical Credit Hours / Week


3 Practical Hours / Week (1 Credit + 2 Non-credit)


 

The Course Lecturer: Abdel Fattah N. Abd Rabou

Ph.D. Environmental Studies (Wildlife Ecology)


 

Biology Department


Faculty of Science


The Islamic University of Gaza


E-mail: arabou@iugaza.edu


University Telephone No.: +970 8 2823311


University Fax No.: +970 8 2863552


 


 


The Course Description 


 


This is a taxonomic and ecological study of invertebrates from marine, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats.  Lectures will focus on the biology (morphology and anatomy), taxonomy, ecology, and evolution of invertebrates. The adaptations of invertebrates to their natural habitats are also considered. Considerable attention is focused on the direct role of certain invertebrates on human life, including those organisms that create medical complications.  Laboratory activities will involve slide and specimen show in addition to minimal dissection.


 The Course Objectives




  1. To explore the diversity of invertebrates and to learn classification scheme(s).


  2. To explore the ecological relationships of invertebrates within specific  habitats.


  3. To study the relationships between structure and function.


  4. To survey the major invertebrate phyla of the animal kingdom.


  5. To examine the economic and medical impact of the invertebrates.

 


The Lecture Schedule


 












































Week


Topic Covered


1


Introduction and Some Concepts Related to Invertebrates


2


The Prtozoan Protists: Sarcomastigophora


3


The Prtozoan Protists: Apicomplexa and Ciliophora


4


The Lowest Metazoa: Porifera (Sponges)


5


The Radiate Animals: Cnidaria (Coelentrates)


6


The Acoelomate Animals: Platyhelminthes (Flat worms)


7


The Pseudocoelomate Animals: Nematoda (Roundworms)


MIDTERM!


8 + 9


The Segmented Worms: Annelida


10 + 11


The Molluscs


12 + 13


The Arthropods


14 + 15


The Echinoderms


16


FINAL!


 

Teaching Techniques

 


1.       Lectures and discussions


2.       Report and essay writing


3.       Textbook and practical manual


4.       Lab work includes taxonomy, morphology and anatomy of various invertebrate phyla in addition to field trips


5.       Midterm and final exams


 


The Course Textbook


 


Abd Rabou, A. N. (2006): Lecture Notes on Invertebrate Zoology. Biology Department, The Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.


 


The Course References


 


1.       Pechenik, J. A. (1996): Biology of the invertebrates, 3rd ed., Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 554 pp.


2.       Buchsbaum, R.; Buchsbaum, M.; Pearse, J. and Pearse, V. (1987): Animals without backbones, 3rd ed., The University of Chicago Press, 572p.


3.       Stachowistch, M. (1992): The invertebrates: An illustrated glossary, Wiley-Liss, 676p.


4.       Barnes, R. S. K.; Calow, P.; Olive, P. J. W. and Golding, D. W. (1993): The invertebrates: A new synthesis, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 488p.


5.       Barrington, E. J. W. (1979): Invertebrate structure and function, 2nd ed., Thomas-Nelson and Sons Ltd., 765p.


6.       Hancock, K. (1995): The invertebrates: An introduction, Kathleen and John Hancock, England, 68p.


7.       Haywood, M. and Wells, S. (1989): The manual of marine invertebrates, Salamander Books Ltd., 208p.


8.       Berg, C. J. (1983): Culture of marine invertebrates, Hutchinson Ross Publishing Company, 386p.


9.       Mcneill, A. R. (1979): The invertebrates, Cambridge University Press, 562p.


 


10.               


The Course Evaluation


 


Practical part                                         25%


Essay                                                    10%

Mid-term exam(s)                                  15%

Final exam                                             50%


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Total                                                    100%