SCI 132 Aquaculture: Introduction to Principles and Practices

This course provides students with an introduction and overview of the field of aquaculture.  Topics covered include basic principles of aquaculture; examples of major animal and plant species cultured in fresh, brackish and marine systems; types of aquaculture systems (open and closed); methods employed in culture systems; aquaculture markets; government regulations; and factors adversely affecting aquaculture systems (diseases, species behavior, etc.).  The objective of the course is to provide students with an introduction to the science and technology of aquaculture in preparation for further study or for entry-level jobs in this developing industry.  Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.  Fall, Spring; Evening/Weekend only.

4 credits
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