MRSC- 104. Topics in Marine Science Seminar. 1-4 credits.
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 credits.
MRSC- 141N. Introduction to Marine Science. 4 credits.
This course is an introduction to the physical characteristics of the world’s oceans, the biology of the animals and plants that live there, and the ways in which humans interact with them. It includes elements of oceanography, fisheries biology and management, marine biology, and ways in which managers use the scientific method to learn about and protect marine resources.
MRSC- 200. Oceanography. 4 credits.
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 credits.
MRSC- 250. Topics in Marine Science. 1-5 credits.
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.
MRSC- 490. Internship. 1-5 credits.
MRSC- 492. Directed Research. 1-5 credits.
MRSC- 494. Seminar in Marine Science. 1-5 credits.
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 248 Comparative Communities - Bahamas. 5 credits
Biology 234 Morphology of Nonvascular Plants. 5 credits.
Biology 239 Biology of Marine Invertebrates. 5 credits.
Biology 247 Marine Ecology. 5 credits.
Biology 341 Limnology. 5 credits.
Geology 150 Physical Geology. 5 credits.
Geology 160 Environmental Geology. 5 credits.
Geology 260 Sedimentology. 5 credits.
Geology 340 Earth History. 5 credits.
Economics 350 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. 4 credits.