Anatomy in Comparison
For this extra credit assignment, you will compose short research paper to identify and compare an anatomical region or structure of humans with in other species of vertebrate animals. Given the broad scope, I have outlined specific topicsas listed below for you to choose from. This assignment should be comparable to the length and depth of your Case Study assignments, and similarly, you must provide proper citation of sources. As this is extra credit, you get one attempt at submitting this assignment. Due date is 5/11/2020 at the end of the day.
The idea behind this assignment is gain a deeper understanding of how our body works by comparing it with other species. Some animals are closely related to us, and therefore part of their bodies may work similarly as our own. Others may be distantly related to us, and use the same body structures in different ways (or different body structures in similar ways). By looking outside of the box that is human anatomy, we can better understand how biological tissues and structures are used across living things and perhaps, one day use this knowledge to benefit human medicine or life in general.
You must choose one of the following topics:
For this assignment, you must answer AT LEAST the following points:
Scoring: The scoring of this assignment will be based on the originality of your writing (proper citations) and the accuracy of your descriptions. The full length of your assignment should be between 1-1.5 pages (double spaced) in length not including references.
10 point of extra credit will be possible, students can choose to complete both of the posted EC options for a possible total of 20 combine points.