Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title.  The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number
Course Name
Semester Credit Hours
Course Description
Cross Listed Course
Prerequisite
AQU 407Fish Genetics3An overview of fish
genetics including basic principles and methods of selective breeding in aquaculture.
BIO 407Consent of instructor
AQU 409Biostatistics3Basic principles of experimental design and data analysis with emphasis on their applications in aquaculture research.BIO 409Consent of instructor
AQU 410Fish Diseases Laboratory1This course introduces students to proper microscope use and how to identify various fish parasites, bacteria and viruses, and plausible disease treatments. Writing will be emphasized through lab reports.BIO 410Consent of instructor
AQU 411Fish Diseases3An overview of fish
diseases including the pathogens and conditions that result in disease. Preventive and corrective measures are also examined. (Three hours of lecture per week)
BIO 411Consent of instructor
AQU 412Fish Morphology & Physiology4An overview of fish morphology and physiology with emphasis on comparative and adaptive aspects among Osteichthyes (true bony fish). (Three hours of lecture, two hours of laboratory per week)Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A course in which advanced AFE students pursue an independent experiential project off campus.BIO 412Consent of instructor
AQU 413Aquatic Ecology4This course investigates the interaction of aquatic organisms with their biotic and abiotic environment. Sampling and laboratory methods of limnological; analysis will be covered. (Three hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory per week)BIO 413Not Applicable
AQU 414Basics of Fish Diseases3An online 3 course with no lab. Students are introduced to bacteria,
parasites, viruses and environmental factors that cause disease in aquatic animals. Prevention, identification and treatment of these diseases are included.
BIO 414Consent of instructor
AQU 416 Computer Applications in Statistics1This course will teach students how to use Microsoft Excel and SAS to solve statistical problems in biology, environmental sciences, economics, and business/MBA. Students will learn how to develop statistical models and implement them using software and interpret the corresponding results.Not ApplicableSuccessful completion of an upper division statistics course is recommended.
AQU 421Fish Nutrition3Fundamental and applied aspects of fish nutrition including nutrient requirements, nutrient chemistry, ration formulation, and practical feeding will be taught. (Three hours of lecture per
week)
BIO 421Consent of instructor
AQU 422Principles of Aquaculture3Introduction to principles underlying aquatic productivity and management with a survey of domestic and foreign cultures of fish and aquatic vertebrates.BIO 422Not Applicable
AQU 427Fish Reproduction &
Spawning Techniques
3An overview of basic biology of fish reproduction and techniques of artificial spawning for common aquaculture species.BIO 427Not Applicable
AQU 428Fish Reproduction Labs1This course will
provide practical training and skills on investigation of reproductive system in fish and spawning techniques for several aquaculture species. [AQU/BIO 427 may be taken concurrently.]
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AQU 451Survey of Production
Methods
3An overview of alternative production methods including ponds, cages, net-pens, raceways, and recirculating systems with application to suitable species. (Three hours of lecture
per week)
BIO 451AQU 422 or consent of instructor
AQU 460Water Quality Management3An introductory survey of theory and practice into the understanding and manipulation of the biological, chemical and physical
aspects of water quality in aquaculture production.
BIO 460Consent of instructor
AQU 461Water Quality Management Lab1AQU 461 teaches students basic water quality principles
related to pond management. Laboratories include use of equipment and analytically solving water quality problems.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AQU 480Introduction to Geographic
Information Systems
3This course provides basic instruction in mapping technologies to enable natural resource staff, students, local and state government personnel to enhance their planning and resource management skills.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AQU 491Internship: Aquaculture1 - 4Intensive experience involving practical on-site participation working at an aquaculture facility (University, state, or private).Not ApplicableConsent of advisor
AQU 507Fish Genetics3An overview of fish genetics including basic principles and methods of selective breeding in aquaculture.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AQU 508Introduction to Geographic
Information Systems
3This graduate course will expose students to the concepts, software, data and analysis processes of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students will develop a real world, working
knowledge of GIS through hands-on work with mapping software, its potential, its limitations and future trends in the mapping industry. Graduate students will develop a real
world project that examines existing spatial data and utilizes
modeling software to create a production quality, full scale, mapping product.
Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
AQU 509Biostatistics3Basic principles of experimental design and data analysis with emphasis on their applications in aquaculture research.Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
AQU 510Fish Diseases Laboratory1AQU 510 teaches students proper microscope use and an advanced approach to identifying various fish pathogens and plausible disease treatments. Writing will be emphasized by completing lab reports at an advanced scientific level.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AQU 511Fish Diseases3An in-depth study of fish diseases including the pathogens and conditions that result in disease. Preventive and corrective measures are also examined in detail. (Three hours of lecture per week)Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AQU 512Fish Morphology & Physiology4An overview of fish morphology and physiology with emphasis on comparative and adaptive aspects among Osteichthyes (true bony fish). (Three hours of lecture, two hours of laboratory per week)Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
AQU 513Aquatic Ecology4This course investigates the interaction of aquatic organisms with their biotic and abiotic environment. Sampling and laboratory methods for limnological analysis will be covered.ENV 513Consent of instructor
AQU 516Computer Applications in Statistics1This course will teach students how to use Microsoft Excel and SAS to solve statistical problems in biology, environmental sciences, economics, and business/MBA. Students will learn how to develop statistical models and implement them using software and interpret the corresponding results.Not ApplicableSuccessful completion of an upper division statistics course is recommended.
AQU 521Fish Nutrition3A graduate approach to the study of fish nutrition including nutrient requirements, nutrient chemistry, ration formulation, and practical feeding. (Three hours of lecture per week)Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
AQU 522Principles of Aquaculture3Introduction to principles underlying aquatic productivity and management with a survey of domestic and foreign cultures of fish and aquatic vertebrates.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AQU 525Aquaculture Economics and
Marketing
4Aquaculture economics, marketing channels and consumer preferences for fish products will be presented. (Three hours of lecture, two hours of laboratory per week)Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
AQU 527Fish Reproduction & Spawning
Techniques
3An overview of basic biology of fish reproduction and techniques of artificial spawning for common aquaculture species.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AQU 528Fish Reproduction Labs1This course will provide practical training and skills on investigation of reproductive system in fish and spawning techniques for several aquaculture species. [AQU 527 may be taken concurrently.]Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AQU 551Survey of Production Methods3An overview of
alternative production methods including ponds, cages, net- pens, raceways, and re-circulating systems with application to suitable species.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AQU 560Water Quality Management3An in-depth study of theory and practice into the understanding and manipulation of the biological, chemical, and physical
aspects of water quality in aquaculture production.
Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
AQU 561Water Quality Management Lab1AQU 561 teaches students advanced water quality
principles related to pond management. Laboratories include use of equipment, solving water quality problems and doing in-depth analysis of a specific body of water.
Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
AQU 591Internship: Aquaculture1 - 4Intensive experience involving practical on-site participation working at an aquaculture facility (University, state, or private) for graduate students.Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
AQU 600Research Aquaculture1 - 9Laboratory or field research on approved thesis topic in
aquaculture or related aquatic sciences.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AQU 601Thesis1 - 3Preparation of research based thesis on approved topic.Not ApplicableNot Applicable
AQU 699Research and Thesis Completion1 - 9 This course is to permit the completion of research and thesis. Graded pass/fail.Not ApplicableConsent of aquaculture graduate student coordinator or major professor.
AQU 797Residence Credit for
Thesis/Professional Project
0Graduate students who have already earned the maximum credit allowed for program thesis or project courses may be
registered for this course. This course establishes graduate candidacy status for purposes of access to university resources.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable

 

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