WELCOME TO PRINCIPLES OF AQUACULTURE. This Internet course operates on the Blackboard 6 platform. You probably will find this course different than other online courses you have taken. Each class will be primarily video modules that you view as often as you wish. The course also contains online tests, external links to Internet resources, discussion boards and other tools for active interaction between instructor and students, as well as among students themselves.
The Kentucky State University Aquaculture Program offers a 3-credit-hour Principles of Aquaculture undergraduate (AQU 422) and graduate (AQU 522) Internet course. Dr. Jim Tidwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, Professor and Chair, Division of Aquaculture at KSU, will teach the courses.
The graduate-level course (AQU 522) is intended for students who are completing or already have a bachelor’s (or higher) degree. During the course, students take four online tests. Graduate level students also prepare a research paper on one cultured species not covered in class.
Dr. Jim Tidwell
Why take an Internet course?
4. The instructor will contact each student by e-mail to provide initial course instructions before the course begins. A working e-mail address is required for each student.
Why Principles of Aquaculture online?
Is a textbook required?
Principles of Aquaculture provides a broad overview of all aspects of
Who may take
Principles of Aquaculture?
* wishes to add an aquaculture course into his/her present university curriculum.
* already has a degree in biology or in some other area and is interested in aquaculture or fisheries.
* wants to get credit hours without attending a traditional classroom.
What about tuition and fees?
Comments from Principles of Aquaculture students:
Greetings Dr.Tidwell and Nathan Cochran,
I just completed the exam for AQU-522. I appreciate the organization and content in your lecture materials. It is always a challenge determining how to organize and study the materials for each professor's course but I feel your material was well explained and well organized helping me to study.
"I really did enjoy the course and would recommend it to anyone."
"I learned much more than I thought I would. I was simply taking it to fulfill a science requirement. This was pretty neat. My boyfriend is an avid fisherman and I know more than he does now!"
"I have really enjoyed the course and have learned an immense amount. I want to thank you for the opportunity to learn this material in such a great format. It was very easy to watch and follow along. Will KSU be offering any more courses online in the future? I would really like to continue on and finish a masters degree online and I cannot find one anywhere. I also do not have the ability to travel anywhere locally for an advanced degree. If you have any ideas, I would be amenable to them. Again, thank you very much for the time and the course. I thoroughly enjoyed it."
"This course was great! I loved the format, it was like I was there in the classroom. Anytime I had a question, I e-mailed Dr. Tidwell and he answered my questions. The content was great as well. I gained a huge amount of useful knowledge that I can apply to my current situation. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who has any interest in Aquaculture, whether graduate or undergraduate level. Outstanding job - keep up the good work."
"Very easy to take this course when out of town or have little time during normal hours. Very convenient."
"I am looking forward to your new course Survey of Production Methods. I really learned a great deal in the summer course, Principles of Aquaculture, even after over 30 years in the aquaculture field. You and your staff have produced a great training curriculum."
Jerry McGehee, Idaho Fish & Game