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I270 Introduction to Scuba Course (2 cr)

Description:
Basic physics and physiology of skin and scuba diving, in both lecture and pool setting.

Prerequisites:
Good health (I 270 and I 370 may be taken during the same semester).

Fees:
I 270 Lab fee of $55 will be assessed at time of registration for lecture and pool sessions.

Class Meeting:
Class meets for one 50 minute lecture and for one 50 minute lab per week.

Course Objectives:
Provide student with basic skills and knowledge for snorkle and scuba diving in a controlled environment.

Textbook:
NOAA Diving Manual, 4th edition.

Class Procedure:
One lecture and one pool session attended each week.

Grading:
Attendance, 2 homework assignments, midterm, final written exam, and pool skill evaluation.

Attendance:
Students are allowed a maximum of three (3) absences. Upon a fourth absence, points will be deducted for attendance.

Equipment:
IU will provide all equipment for the pool sessions. Students must provide their own swimsuit and towel, lockers can be rented through HPER Recreational Sports.

Instructor:
Charles Beeker, Director Underwater Science
Email to: cbeeker

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