There are two third-year courses in Ichthyology. ICH 301 is held in the first semester and ICH 302 in the second semester. Credit may be obtained in each course separately and, in addition, an aggregate mark of at least 50% will be deemed to be equivalent to a two-credit course ICH 3, provided that a candidate obtains the required subminimum in each component. Adequate performance in ICH 301 is required before a student may register for ICH 302. No supplementary examinations will be offered for either course. Practical reports, essays, seminars and class tests collectively comprise the class mark, which forms part of the final mark.
The final mark is calculated as: Final mark(100%)=Class mark (30%)+Theory exam (40%)+Practical exam (30%).
Credit in Ichthyology (both ICH 201 and ICH 202) is required before a student may register for ICH 301 or ICH 302. In addition, students wishing to major in Ichthyology are required to have credit in any two first-year semester-credits in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science. See Rule S.23.
The course consists of modules offered by way of lectures, tutorials and practicals. These cover estuarinies, limnology, oceanography, various fisheries and conservation biology. The writing of essays and presentation of seminars form an integral part of the course.
The course consists of modules offered by way of lectures, tutorials and practicals. These cover fish behaviour, field biology, experimental biology (that include a mini-project) and scientific writing. The ICH 302 examination may include an oral examination at the discretion of the examiners.