Marine Science Courses
Credit earned in this course may not be applied to the requirements of the biological sciences major or minor. Field sampling techniques, laboratory analysis of sediments, topography, sediments, and history of the world oceans.
Survey of the invertebrates, vertebrates, and marine plants as communities, with emphasis on local examples.
Comparative study of the major marine invertebrate phyla, protozoa through protochordates. The focus is on their morphology, physiology, ecology, and phylogenetic relationships.
Bioenergetics, community structure, population dynamics, predation, competition, and specialization in marine ecosystems.
Review of ecological features, physical management policies for coastal communities, and a description of relevant federal and state programs.
A general introduction to the oceans, with emphasis on chemical, physical, and geological processes and their relation to biological systems.
Systematics, zoogeography, and ecology of marine vertebrates.
Reproduction, taxonomy, systematics, distribution, and ecology of the major marine plant groups.
A marine science topic not covered in other courses. The credit hours and format are determined as appropriate to the topic. Offered according to demand and instructor availability.