Fish Genetics Online (Internet) Courses
|The Kentucky State University Division of Aquaculture offers both a 3-credit-hour Fish Genetics undergraduate, (AQU 407) and a graduate (AQU 507) Internet course. Dr. Boris Gomelsky teaches the courses. These classes are taught in a video format. Students see instructor's recorded PowerPoint lectures and video clips.
The graduate-level course (AQU 507) is intended for students who already have or are completing a bachelor's (or higher) degree. During the course, students take four online tests. Graduate-level students also prepare a review paper directed towards a more detailed examination of one topic in fish genetics.
This online course presents an overview of fish genetics.
The emphasis will be on practical applications for
aquaculture and fisheries management.
The course consists of seven parts, which include 17 lectures (classes):
Part II. Inheritance of Quantitative Morphological Traits in Fishes
Part III. Inheritance of Quantitative Traits in Fish
Part V. Selective Breeding and Hybridization
Part VI. Chromosome Set Manipulation and Sex Control in Aquaculture
Class 15. Hormonal Sex Reversal and Genetic Sex Regulation
Part VII. Gene Engineering and Genomics
Class 16. Gene engineering and Production of Transgenic Fish
Every lecture is divided into several modules (video segments). Students may view modules on their computers as often as they wish.
Dr. Gomelsky is instructor of the courses.
Why take an Internet course?
Why Fish Genetics online?
Fisheries, Aquatic Sciences, or Aquaculture programs offered by many universities may not include a specialized course in Fish Genetics. This Web class can fill that need. Biology students may take this course, also.
Is a textbook required?
|Who may take Fish Genetics?
* wants to add a course on Fish Genetics into his/her present university curriculum.
One hundred forty-eight students from 36 American states and 14 foreign countries have taken KSU Fish Genetics online courses from
2002 to 2012.
"I enjoyed the class. It was well organized and informative. This was my first Internet course and I was pleased."
"I found your class very enjoyable and educative. If your class was not offered as an online class, I would never have had the opportunity to take it since Montana is a long ways from Kentucky. Thanks for opening up that opportunity."
"I really enjoyed this course. I thought it was very well laid out and presented very clearly.
For genetics, I think this is crucial. This was the first online course I've ever taken, and would recommend it to others."
"Thanks so much for offering the genetics course online. It was a convenient, efficient way for me to learn this important information."
"I enjoyed a lot this online course. It was a rich experience full of useful information that will help me in my professional work. I recommend it not only for the knowledge you can acquire, but for the instructor of the course who is an experienced geneticist."
"The course has been so informative and enriching."
"I enjoyed the course very much. I learned a great deal in the course and I think it will complement my plan of study and future plans."
"I think this course has been very good. I have learned many things that will be beneficial for future fish genetics studies that occur here in Arkansas."
"I enjoyed this course. I hope others did also."
"I have learned a lot in this course and have really enjoyed taking it."