Physical, chemical and geological characteristics of the marine environment. The effects of human activity on marine environments and resources

Physical, chemical, and geological characteristics of the marine environment, including waves, currents, and tides; ocean chemistry and elemental cycles; and the structure of ocean basins. The role of marine environments in global systems. The effects of human activity on the marine environment…

Physical, chemical, and geological characteristics of the marine environment, including waves, currents, and tides; ocean chemistry and elemental cycles; and the structure of ocean basins. The role of marine environments in global systems. The effects of human activity on the marine environment…

Physical, chemical and geological characteristics of the marine environment. The effects of human activity on marine environments and resources

Fundamental biological principles in marine organisms and ecosystems; diversity of marine life; global cycles; the effects of human activity on life in the sea

Fundamental biological principles in marine organisms and ecosystems; diversity of marine life; global cycles; the effects of human activity on life in the sea
 

Fundamental biological principles in marine organisms and ecosystems; diversity of marine life; global cycles; the effects of human activity on life in the sea

Physical characteristics of the ocean. Effects of physical properties on migratory patterns of several organisms, including larvae, lobsters, fish, turtles, seabirds, whales, and other marine mammals. Possible effects of climate change on migratory patterns.

The HONS 2070H integrates two major areas of natural science, Phisics and Chemistry, for non-science majors. It is intended to improve the students' abilities to read and interpret information from the sciences so that they can evaluate the impact of science and technology in their lives and…

The oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface. Certain aspects of ocean circulation, element distributions, and biological activity are changing at unprecedented rates. This course provides an introduction to basic oceanography and presents an overview of some of the key local, regional, and…

Study of marine organisms and the environments they inhabit; diversity of marine organisms; ecological interactions in marine environments

A non-calculus-based introduction to the interactions between organisms and their environment and how those interactions affect an organism’s structure and function. The properties and dynamics of fluids will be developed intuitively from an organismal point of view, emphasizing bio-physical…

A non-calculus-based introduction to the interactions between organisms and their environment and how those interactions affect an organism’s structure and function. The properties and dynamics of fluids will be developed intuitively from an organismal point of view, emphasizing bio-physical…

Investigation of a defined problem in marine science under the direction of a faculty member

Oceanographic principles of the physical and geological structure and processes of the ocean including oceanic circulation, waves and tides, movement of marine sediments, the causes of ice ages, and how plate movement influences ocean circulation and climate.…

Fluid dynamics course emphasizing quasi-geostrophic dynamics, balance models, Rossby, Kelvin and gravity waves, and other topics

Fluid dynamics course emphasizing quasi-geostrophic dynamics, balance models, Rossby, Kelvin and gravity waves, and other topics

An introduction to air-sea interactions that occur at the boundaries of continents (atmospheric radiation, thermodynamics, weather systems, atmospheric boundary layers, and applications to engineering meterorology)

An introduction to air-sea interactions that occur at the boundaries of continents (atmospheric radiation, thermodynamics, weather systems, atmospheric boundary layers, and applications to engineering meterorology)

Chemical composition, dynamics, and processes of life in the oceans and the role the life of the oceans Splays in global processes

Interaction of oceanographic processes with life histories and productivity of marine fisheries species, and the human interactions with major marine fisheries

Interaction of oceanographic processes with life histories and productivity of marine fisheries species, and the human interactions with major marine fisheries

Students are introduced to field and laboratory methods used to investigate marine ecosystems. This course emphasizes methods for identifying and studying marine organisms, oceanographic and coastal marsh sampling, and other field research methods. Major course topics include: organisms of the…

An upper level marine science course focusing on tropical marine ecosystems, marine organism identification, sampling techniques, data analysis, and basic field research methods.

Emphasizes the roles of microorganisms in ecosystems. Nutrient cycles, methods of microbial analysis, and the functional roles of microorganisms

This course explores the basic mathematics describing processes that regulate the climate of the Earth. The course covers climate history, energy balance models, dynamical systems, the Snowball Earth Hypothesis, Earth System Models, El Nino, carbon cycle models, ocean and atmospheric…

 

 

Entry-level course designed to teach students the fundamentals of scuba diving and underwater scientific research methods. At the end of the course,…

Study of the cycling of nutrients and processes important in modifying the earth's lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere

Research project directed by a faculty member independent of scheduled classes

Individual research under the direction of a faculty member and presenting the results of the research as a thesis and as an oral presentation