Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Salmon Ecology

 Title Abbreviation:   SALMON ECOLOGY

 Department:    ENVC

 Course #:    244

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    030101

 EPC:    165

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Ecology of the Pacific Northwest salmon and their importance to social and economic values.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify salmonids and understand their biology, habitat and life history requirement.
  2. Identify the economic and cultural importance of salmon to our region's different cultures.
  3. Identify factors influencing salmonid decline.
  4. Identify legal and ecological restoration measures of salmon.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.1 Understand the impact of their own and other’s actions on local/global communities and environments and how those communities/environments affect them in turn.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction - Fish in general and salmonid characteristics.
  2. The region's salmonids compared to other world regions.
  3. Economic, cultural, and recreation importance.
  4. Perils to our salmonids.
  5. Salmonids - Reaction to change.
  6. Requirements and opportunities for protecting and restoring salmonid stock.
  7. Conclusion - Where do we go from here?