SAFS Undergrads: Spring 2016 Courses and Registration Info

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY FOR INFORMATION ON SPRING QUARTER COURSES AND REGISTRATION! Ignore at your own peril!

The Spring Quarter 2016 Time Schedule is now available (All UW or FISH only) – registration begins on February 12. See below for a list of courses that satisfy degree requirements, for reference in planning your coursework.

  • MATH/CHEM/BIOL/PHYS
    • If you have not started or completed the BIOL series, BIOL 180, 200 or 220 would be a good choice (since many upper division FISH courses have BIOL as a pre-req) – note that BIOL 200 has a pre-req of CHEM 152 or 220.
    • Other good choices in Spring quarter… PHYS 114, MATH 124 or 125, Q SCI 292
    • CHEM 142 and 152 are offered every quarter
  • NEW! FISH 270 AQUATIC ECOPHYSIOLOGY (in place of BIOL 220)

    • Starting in Spring 2016, we will be offering a new course – FISH 270 Aquatic Ecophysiology – that can be taken in place of BIOL 220 for AFS degree requirements. Note that this course may not satisfy degree requirements in other programs (for those of you doing double majors or who may be pre-med/dental)
    • Offered in Spring 2016 this year only – course will typically be offered in Winter quarters going forward (and will be offered again Winter 2017)
    • Pre-req: BIOL 200
    • Will be taken as pre-req on any FISH course that requires BIOL 220
    • Planning to take FISH 270 in Spring 2016? Let us know via this QuickPoll so that we know how many students to try to accommodate
  • STAT
    • Q SCI 381 is offered every quarter (pre-req MATH 120, Q SCI 190, or a 2 on Adv AP)
  • Physical World
    • ATM S 211 Climate Change
    • PHYS 115 and 116 are both on the approved list of courses and are offered every quarter
  • VLPA/I&S/NW/DIV – If you still need any Gen Eds, consider taking one of these courses to satisfy any remaining Areas of Knowledge requirements:
    • COM 220 Intro to Public Speaking (5cr, VLPA or I&S)
    • FISH 230 Economics of Fisheries and Oceans (5cr, I&S)
    • FISH 260 Recreational Fisheries (5cr, I&S)
    • ATM S 103 Hurricane Science (3cr, I&S or NW)
    • ATM S 211 Climate Change (5cr, I&S and/or Physical World)
    • AIS 377 Contemporary American Indian Lit (5cr, VLPA and DIV)
    • AIS 425 Indians in Western Washington (5cr, I&S and DIV)
    • CLAS 205 Bioscientific Vocab (3cr, VLPA)
    • PSYCH 200 Comparative Animal Behavior (5cr, NW)
    • ENVIR 100 Environmental Foundation (5cr, I&S or NW)
    • ENVIR 200 Environmental Communication (5cr, I&S or NW; pre-reqs)
    • ENVIR 410 Growing Stuff: Resource Ecosystems
    • Many, many, many other courses at the UW will satisfy your AoKs – just start browsing!
  • Required FISH Courses – these courses are restricted to AFS majors only during Period 1. If you are a major and want to take these courses but know you won’t be able to register by the end of Period 1 then email me to discuss your options.
    • FISH 310 Biology of Shellfishes
    • FISH 312A Fisheries Ecology (pre-req BIOL 220; note that AFS majors must take the 5cr section to count for degree reqs)
      • Note to students taking departmental honors: FISH 312 can be taken for ad hoc honors credit – for more information, review ad hoc procedures here.
  • Elective FISH Courses – remember, you need a minimum of 4 courses and 16 credits of 400-level FISH coursework
    • FISH 404 Diseases of Aquatic Animals (5cr)
    • FISH 444 Conservation Genetics, K. Naish (5cr)
    • FISH 447 River Ecology and Watershed Management, G. Holtgrieve (3cr) – pre-req BIOL 180
    • FISH 458 Modeling and Estimation in Conservation and Resource Management, T. Branch (4cr) – no pre-reqs but FISH/Q SCI 454 and prior coursework in R is strongly recommended
    • FISH 475 Marine Mammalogy, G. VanBlaricom (5cr) no pre-reqs but prior completion of 15cr of biological science is strongly recommended
  • FISH 498 Internship or 499 Research – you can use up to 3cr from 498 or 499 towards the 400-level elective!
    • If you’re interested in either of these, be sure to review the enrollment procedures. It is recommended that you submit completed forms to me for an add at least two weeks prior to the start of the quarter – forms received after the start of the quarter will be accepted but I make no guarantees that you will be enrolled prior to the start of the Late Add Period ($20 fee).
  • Capstone – for seniors ready to begin capstone; review Capstone guidelines then see Greg Jensen to register for any of these courses
    • FISH 493 Capstone Prep – now offered Autumn, Winter, and Spring!
    • FISH 494A Capstone I (3cr minimum; pre-req FISH 493)
    • FISH 495A Capstone II (3cr; pre-req FISH 494)
    • FISH 495C Capstone II – Honors (4cr; pre-req FISH 494 – for students completing departmental honors)
  • Completing a Q SCI minor? Consider taking these courses:
    • Q SCI 381 Intro to Probability and Statistics- required for both the AFS degree and the Q SCI minor
    • FISH/Q SCI 458 Modeling and Estimation in Conservation and Resource Management (4) – will count towards both the minor and AFS degree requirements
    • Q SCI 483 Statistical Inference in Applied Research II – required elective for the minor, usually only offered in Spring

Other items that may be of interest:

  • Trying to register for a course that’s full? Check the course status often in case a space opens up – a good rule of thumb is to check as often as you check Facebook. Also, take a look at the UAA Advising Office’s Tips for Getting Into Closed Courses.
  • Seniors, don’t forget – if you want/need Graduating Senior Priority in Spring Quarter, the deadline to submit a graduation application is February 10… Make an appointment to see me by February 5 to complete the paperwork in time for processing (note that my calendar fills up fast).
  • February 22 is the last day to change to or from S/NS grade option and/or to use your Annual Drop (Late Drop Period). $20 fee
  • Freshmen & Sophomores (and early Juniors)! Do you have a 3.3 (or higher) UW GPA? Then you should consider doing SAFS Departmental Honors! All it takes is one extra class and a few extra projects (in classes you’re already taking)… Interested? Read more here or make an appointment with the SAFS Adviser to declare!
  • More useful dates and deadlines: 2015-16

 

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