This Module of General Zoology is designed to provide the bases for addressing the study of animal biology that will be detailed in the second part of the year (cfr. the Course of Systematic Zoology) and in the subsequent years. The approach to dealing with the different topics of General Zoology is evolutionary-adaptive and space will be given also to the organization and structure of animals, in addition to the morpho-functional systems of the main Taxa. These matters are a valuable cultural bridge connecting this course to those of the following years and that will deal with different aspects of animal biology.
Finally, the Course is also aimed to provide the students with a first approach to methods and scopes of scientific research with particular emphasis to Zoology.