The biology departments in L&S are reorganized with parts of the old Zoology Department folding into the new Integrative Biology Department. As a result of this change, the course is retitled to IB 104 “Natural History of Vertebrates” (3 units) and IB 104LF “Vertebrate Natural History Lab” (2 units). There is also pressure at the time to turn IB 104 into a larger vertebrate diversity course including fish and an explicit temporal perspective of the fossil record. The instructors argue against such an expansion as to preserve the focus on field work dedicated to terrestrial vertebrates alone, and are successful in keeping the focus on tetrapods.