Biol. 101: Freshman biology.
The course introduces students to the general concepts of biology, including
origins of life, evolution, organic building blocks, cell structure and
function, plant structure and function and animal (mainly terrestrial
vertebrate) structure and function.
Biol. 106: Contemporary issues in biology.
The course is designed to provide non-biology students at the freshman level
with a basic understanding of some of the current topics in biology today.
Issues of contemporary importance such as evolution, selection, genetics,
molecular biology, diseases, bioterrorism and topics related to the environment
Biol. 202: Plant and animal systems.
The course gives an overview of plant and animal systems and reveals the
correlation between structures and functions and evolutionary relationships.
Biol. 258: Introduction
to aquaculture. The course introduces
students to the general concepts of aquaculture. Topics such as culture species,
aquatic organism morphology, culture methods, water quality, filtration, feeding
and harvesting are discussed. Uses of aquaculture for food production,
ornamentals, biomedical research, environmental toxicity studies or restocking
programs are also introduced.
Biol. 245: Environmental physiology of aquatic
organisms. The course describes
methods in which aquatic animals deal with their environment physiologically. It
covers various animal physiological systems but emphasizes aquatic adaptations.
Biol. 266: Oceanography: Introduction to
marine science. The course is to
introduce students to the basic concepts of oceanography and marine science. The
course focuses on the chemical, physical and geological processes that affect
life in the oceans and on planet earth in general. Additional topics such as
environmental science, conservation, world fisheries and effects of coastal
development on life in the oceans are discussed.
Biol. 290AC: Topics in conservation biology.
Students are introduced to the various environmental issues in the world today.
The course describes typical methods of conservation, restoration and
restocking. Moreover, the students have to research a conservation topic of
contemporary importance in the world and present their findings to the class.
Biol. 364: Conservation & Restoration Ecology.
A graduate course that deals with the ecological aspects of conservation, the
philosophy and ethics of conservation and introduces students to case studies of
conservation from desert reclamation to forest issues to specific plants and
animals to aquatic environments.
Biol. 390Q: Special Topics in Freshwater
Science. Lectures cover the various
biological, chemical, environmental and political issues related to freshwater
in the world today. Students in the class are expected to do a lot of out of
classroom reading and issues are discussed keeping in mind the importance of
freshwater to life on the planet.
An introduction to filters and recirculating systems – Design and
Maintenance. This course introduced students to various physical and
biological filtration systems used in aquaculture. The management of systems
using such filters was taught and students were given hands on experience in
designing and building many of the filter systems.