Introduction to Zoology, ZOO1114
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Introduction to Zoology is an important course at the University of Oklahoma. This course provides a basis of scientific understanding to give Zoology and pre-health majors the foundation they need to pursue their careers. Further, non-science majors benefit from this class by experiencing scientific reasoning, general biology, and animal biology--important concepts to interact with, given the important role of science in the world today. Zoology lab, ZOO1121, is a separate course, but is also useful in helping students comprehend the nature of science by integrating textbook knowledge with hands-on experimentation.
Although Introduction to Zoology is a large class (1000 students in fall, 550 in spring, and about 75 in summer), dynamic teaching, use of multimedia, and online (e-learning) resources help students remain interested. In fact, many evaluations each semester highlight the fact that this class is "my favorite at OU!" One-on-one attention is offered through office hours of instructors, as well as the Zoology Aide Program (ZAP). This undergraduate-staffed, free tutoring service maintains many hours throughout the Fall and Spring semesters to help students. Our regular teaching staff includes Dr. Doug Gaffin, assisted by Tristan Barker (4 sections in fall, 1 section in spring), Dr. Mike Kaspari (2 sections, every other spring), and Melody Brooks (sections in fall, spring, and summer).
Dilly, the class mascot