Link to the ICH 201 and 202 courses
There are two second-year courses in Ichthyology. ICH 201 is held in the first semester and ICH 202 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 2, provided that a candidate obtains the required subminimum in each component. However, students who wish to major in Ichthyology must obtain credit in both ICH 201 and ICH 202. Adequate performance in ICH 201 is required before a student may register for ICH 202. 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.
Credit in Chemistry (CHE 1) and in Zoology (ZOO 1) or Biology (BIO 1) is required before a student may register for ICH 201 or ICH 202. Students wishing to major in Ichthyology must also have two prerequisite credits in either Computer Science 101/102, Statistics 101/102 or Mathematics 101/102.
The theme of this course is fish form. The course is comprised of lectures, tutorials and practicals in fish anatomy, sensory systems, fish diversity, and fish evolution and systematics. Introductory aspects of popular writing and essay writing are taught..
The theme of this course, and building on ICH201, is fish function. The course is comprised of lectures, tutorials and practicals in behaviour, locomotion, reproduction, endocrinology. life-history theory, genetics, and nutrition and feeding.
A joint ecological methods field trip is held together the Zoology, Entomology and Botany Departments in the first semester. All students are required to attend.