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Course Code: 
BIO 3204
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course offers BSc with education students knowledge on Fresh Water Biology ecosystems and complements Basic Ecology course in dealing in aquatic environments in details. The course looks at water as an environment for biological organisms. Various aquatic ecosystems such as lentic, lotic, and wetlands. Phenomena related to primary production, stratification and mixing, water movements, ecosystem concept and nutrient dynamics are discussed.  Hydrological applications of human use and effects of water including eutrophication, aquatic pollution, water quality and treatment and aquaculture.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course the students should be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of Fresh Water biology as a science that can be integrated in secondary school ecology lessons.
  2. Provide a linkage between terrestrial and aquatic resources ecosystems.
  3. Equip students with the linkage between the water resources use and the people.
  4. Give a practical approach on how fresh water biology knowledge contributes to poverty alleviation programs in Uganda.
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