This course presents the principles by which aquatic systems are organized and emphasizes the manner in which representative aquatic ecosystems function. Ecological theory relating to energy flow and matter cycling is a major topic as is studies of the adaptations for life in different types of aquatic systems. The second half of the course focuses on water pollution sources, effects, detection, and control. One major weekend field trip with a fee of $20 is required. A three-hour lab period is included every week.Prerequisites: BIO 1160 General Biology and CHM 1160 General Chemistry I.