May 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog 
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BIOL 224 - Fish Biology

6 credits

College level math and at least one college level science course.

This lecture, laboratory and field course includes the study of Pacific Northwest finfish and shellfish. Classification and identification, anatomy and physiology, age and growth, reproduction, and behavior are major elements of the course. Emphasis is on local fish species of commercial and recreational importance.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies science or lab requirement area A distribution or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to fulfill the following Science Program Outcomes:

  • Understand the nature of science, including the role of observation in the development of scientific theories and laws
  • Display knowledge of basic fisheries science concepts
  • Use the languages of science to interpret and communicate scientific information
  • Think critically and communicate understanding of fisheries science concepts
  • Use scientific knowledge to analyze and evaluate data and solve problems; and obtain and analyze experimental data
  • Applying understanding of fisheries to guided practice

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