COURSE MATERIALS: Required: Introduction to Limnology, S.I. Dodson. Available at the Co-op Bookstore or Internet sources. Pond Life, a very small, cheap, but useful book.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is the study of inland waters with special concern for the factors that influence the living populations within these waters.
q Express understanding of the physical, chemical, and geological factors of inland waters and how these affect the distribution of organisms.
q Demonstrate adeptness in limnological field techniques.
q Demonstrate skills in identifying aquatic organisms and demonstrate knowledge of their relationships.
Attendance: Lecture and lab attendance will be taken into account in final grade. Prior arrangement must be made for absence from an exam.
Grading: 90-100%: A. 86.7-90%: B+. 80-86.6%: B 76.7-80%: C+. 70-76.6%: C.
Projected assignments and their valuation: (subject to slight revision)
q 3 exams: 50 pts. each. Will cover material from lecture, lab, and reading.
q Daily quizzes, total 50 pts: 2 lowest scores will be dropped
q 1 term paper: 75 pts. (5 pts. for completed and timely permission slip)
q Presentation: 25 pts.
q Lab: 75 pts.-- assignments, lab technique, field ability, participation, practical
q Discretionary: 25 pts. -- Participation, group activities, attendance, attitude
Late Assignment Policy: 5% will be deducted for each day an assignment is late.
Rutgers is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.
©2006 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Last modified 04/11/2008