104. Topics in Marine Science Seminar. 1-4 semester hours.
Study of selected topics relating the student to the marine environment and society and of the conflicts between people and their environment. Topics vary by instructor. Offered subject to demand and availability of faculty. Counts as an elective toward a minor in marine science if taken before the core courses, and can serve as an alternate prerequisite to Marine Science 200 if taken for 4 semester hours.
200. Oceanography. 4 semester hours.
Oceanography is one of the most integrative of all the sciences, and this fact will be reflected in this course. The course is an introduction to the major systems of the marine environment: physical, chemical, biological, and geological, with an emphasis on the interactions and interconnections of these four traditional disciplines of oceanography. Topics include origin of the oceans, plate tectonics, major ocean currents, the role of the ocean in atmospheric dynamics, life in the oceans, and cycling of energy, heat, and inorganic nutrients. The course will also focus on human impacts on ocean systems and the impacts that the oceans now have and can have in the future on human societies. Prerequisite: Math placement score of 22 and any of one of 1) Biology 170 or 180; 2) Biology 248; 3) Chemistry 121; 4) Geology 150 or 160; 5) Physics 200; 6) Marine Science 104; or 7)Biology 141 and permission of the instructor.
Biology 258 Extended Field Studies (counts toward the minor if linked to Biology 141 Introduction to Marine Biology, Biology 239 Biology of Marine Invertebrates, or Biology 247 Marine Ecology). 0-2 semester hours.
250. Topics in Marine Science. 1-5 semester hours.
Study of selected topics in marine science. Topics vary with instructor. The course counts as an elective toward a minor in marine science. This course may be repeated for credit.
490. Internship. 1-5 semester hours.
492. Directed Research. 1-5 semester hours.
494. Seminar in Marine Science. 1-5 semester hours.
Topics of particular interest to students minoring in marine science. Counts as an elective toward a minor in marine science. Offered subject to sufficient demand by students and availability of faculty. This course may be repeated for credit.
Biology 141N Introduction to Marine Biology. 4 semester hours. Biology 248 Comparative Communities - Bahamas. 5 semester hours.
Biology 234 Morphology of Nonvascular Plants. 5 semester hours.
Biology 239 Biology of Marine Invertebrates. 5 semester hours. Biology 247 Marine Ecology. 5 semester hours. Biology 341 Limnology. 5 semester hours.
Geology 150 Physical Geology. 5 semester hours.
Geology 160 Environmental Geology. 5 semester hours.
Geology 170B Geology of the Critical Zone. 5 semester hours.
Geology 260 Sedimentology. 5 semester hours.
Geology 340 Earth History. 5 semester hours.
Economics 350 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. 4 semester hours.