Human Anatomy & Physiology

This 2-semester Anatomy & Physiology sequence is designed for undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in the health fields. The course emphasizes critical thinking an application by presenting anatomical and physiological concepts in a clinical framework. The first semester is regionally arranged and covers neuro-musculo-skeletal morphology, whereas the second semester is systems based and covers the organ systems as well as the endocrine and immune systems.


Dinosaurs are a major component of the diverse Mesozoic faunas and floras. This course provides an introduction to the principles, processes, techniques, interpretations, and research in the study of Mesozoic life and geology. Upon completion students will be able to describe, classify, and interpret dinosaur and other fossil remains, as well as have an understanding of significant changes in earth history. A research project and paper, as well as a required eight day field trip allows the observation and description of dinosaur fossils and track ways in museums and the field.


Birds are a diverse group of vertebrates that play an important role in our lives and ecosystems. This course surveys the evolution, ecology, anatomy, physiology, and behavior of birds. The material is presented through lectures and accompanying labs including field trips. Students learn to identify birds of New York by sight and call, and learn the names of the major orders and families of birds.