Biology of the Amphibians is taught at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA by Executive Director Mark Mandica. The class is offered through Agnes Scott's Continuing Education Program over Zoom, and is open to all (18+).

100% Online | Live class | 8 week program | Offered every Spring semester.

Amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, efts and caecilians) are an incredibly diverse and interesting clade. This course explores the taxonomy of the major types of amphibians; defining each group and the characters that unite them before examining their biodiversity and adaptations. This course will be a deep dive into the biology, morphology, physiology, biogeography, and evolution of amphibians. Topics such as reproduction, metamorphosis, functional morphology, freeze tolerance, and phenotypic plasticity will be covered in splendid detail. Special emphasis will be placed on the amphibians native to the Southeastern US.

The course assumes a little understanding of Biology and Comparative Anatomy, but are not requirements. All course materials are available for download.

Biology of the Amphibians is 1 of 2 independent courses taught at Agnes Scott College by the Amphibian Foundation's Co-Founder Mark Mandica, and is offered each Spring semester.

Pricing and Registration

Biology of the Amphibians is offered through Agnes Scott College's Continuing Education Program and is open to all. It is limited to adult students, 18+.

The course runs for 8 weeks (8 consecutive Saturdays)

Registration is $100 for the class. Class starts on March 23, and is 100% online. Classes will be recorded and posted in case you need to miss a class.

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