Courses

FAS 2024 Sustainable Fisheries 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Fish biology, ecology, and habitats relevant to fisheries on both a global and regional (Florida) scale. Follows the fisheries occurring from cold mountain rivers to the depths of the oceans, with special topics (e.g., artificial reefs, fisheries bycatch, and aquaculture). Intended for non-science and science majors.

Attributes: General Education - Biological Science

FAS 4202C Biology of Fishes 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

The general biology of fishes, with emphasis on trends in their evolution, integrative and sensory biology, physiology, feeding ecology, reproduction, growth and population dynamics as they relate to fisheries.

Prerequisite: BSC 2011 and BSC 2011L.

FAS 4270 Marine Ecological Processes 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

The ecology of marine organisms and habitats with focus on how general ecological principles, and those unique to the marine environment, drive patterns and processes.

Prerequisite: BSC 2010 and BSC 2011 or equivalent.

FAS 4305C Introduction to Fishery Science 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Principles of fish management in freshwater and marine systems. Includes field and laboratory techniques for aquatic habitat and fishery resource assessment, aquaculture practices and consideration of contemporary issues pertinent to sport and commercial uses of renewable fisheries resources.

Prerequisite: refer to the department.

FAS 4405 Aquariums, Water and Aquaculture 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Culture methods of fish and shellfish, species selection, biological and environmental principles, case histories and future trends.

Prerequisite: BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L, or instructor permission.

FAS 4900 Supervised Extension Experience in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 0-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Firsthand, authentic Extension experiences in fisheries and aquatic sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. (S-U)

FAS 4905 Individual Study 1-4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Individual study of a selected topic in fisheries and aquatic sciences as contracted with the instructor at the start of the term.

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

FAS 4911 Supervised Research in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 0-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Firsthand, authentic research in fisheries and aquatic sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)

FAS 4915 Honors Thesis Research in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 0-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Independent research in fisheries and aquatic sciences leading to an honors thesis. Student will be mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)

Prerequisite: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.

FAS 4932 Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1-4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Selected topics in fisheries biology, aquaculture and associated aquatic sciences not offered in other courses.

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

FAS 4933 Seminar in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces undergraduate students to contemporary topics in the field of fisheries and aquatic sciences, and develops their listening and writing skills.

PEN 1136 Openwater Scuba Diving 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Beginning scuba diving including compass navigation, openwater diving environment, dive preparation and five openwater dives. Payment of required additional course fees and successful completion results in national certification as Openwater Scuba Diver.

Prerequisite: swim test.

PEN 2138C Advanced Scuba Diving 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Course provides advanced SCUBA training. Topics include physics, physiology, decompression, and oceanography/ecology. Pool sessions cover rescue, double cylinders, full facemasks, night/limited visibility techniques, search, recovery, salvage techniques, and underwater task loading. Completion results in NAUI certification in Advanced SCUBA, Enriched Air Nitrox, SCUBA Rescue, First Aid, CPR, and Oxygen Provider.

Prerequisite: PEN 1136 or equivalent.

PLS 4613 Aquatic Weed Control 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Florida's aquatic weed problems and methods of chemical, biological, mechanical and physical weed control. Topics include plant biology/ecology, herbicide residue, lake reclamation, fish-plant interactions and laws regulating aquatic weed control.

Prerequisite: refer to the department.