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Physical, chemical and geological characteristics of the marine environment. The effects of human activity on marine environments and resources. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

Physical, chemical, and geological characteristics of the marine environment. The effects of human activity on marine environments and resources. Emphasis on student-designed experiments to explore major physical and chemical course concepts in a collaborative learning environment. Please see…

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. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

Fundamental biological principles in marine organisms and ecosystems; diversity of marine life; global cycles; the effects of human activity on life in the sea. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

Fundamental biological principles in marine organisms and ecosystems; diversity of marine life; global cycles; the effects of human activity on life in the sea. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 
 

Exploration of marine life, with emphasis on the diversity of marine life and the functioning of biological communities in marine ecosystems. Biological processes in marine environments, role of the oceans in global cycles, and the effects of human activity on marine ecosystems.

Fundamental biological principles in marine organisms and ecosystems; diversity of marine life; global cycles; the effects of human activity on life in the sea. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

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. See…

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…

An introduction to Ocean Science for majors/prospective majors, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the field, and using core concepts from biology, chemistry, physics, and geology to explore coastal and oceanic systems.

Study of marine organisms and the environments they inhabit; diversity of marine organisms, primary and secondary production in marine habitats, ecological interactions in marine environments, and management concerns.

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

Investigation of a defined problem in marine science under the direction of a faculty member. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

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

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. See The Bulletin for complete course information. 

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

Laboratory and fieldwork in chemical, biological, sedimentological, and physical oceanographic processes and methods in southeast estuarine, coastal, and shelf environments.

An upper level marine science course focusing on tropical marine ecosystems, marine organism identification, sampling techniques, data analysis, and basic field research methods. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information…

This course familiarizes students with fundamental techniques and tools for oceanographic data analysis. It covers techniques including basic statistics, regression, time series, and spatial analysis, and tools needed to process and acquire ocean data, including general programming skills and…

This course provides students in the Marine Sciences undergraduate program training in preparing, planning, executing a cruise plan, and subsequent data workup for scientific cruises.

Emphasizes the roles of microorganisms in ecosystems. Nutrient cycles, methods of microbial analysis, and the functional roles of microorganisms. See The Bulletin for detailed course information. 

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, students will be eligible to earn open water certification and be prepared to participate in a scientific diver research program. See…

An advanced-level course designed to teach students the fundamentals of scuba diving and underwater scientific research methods. At the end of the course, students will be eligible to earn advanced open water certification and be prepared to participate in a scientific diver research program (…

This course builds on MARS4100/4200 to examine the features of the oceanography of the US southeast Atlantic coast, known as the South Atlantic Bight. Lectures will introduce broad interdisciplinary processes, with readings and discussions from primary…

An overview of global biogeochemical cycles, with emphasis on the role of the ocean, including box models and both fundamental principles and quantitative analyses. Focus is on modern day conditions, but glacial-interglacial changes and effects of global change are included. See…

Research project directed by a faculty member independent of scheduled classes. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.

Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.

Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.

Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or…

Chemical composition, dynamics, and processes of life in the oceans and the role the life of the oceans plays in global processes. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

Emphasizes the roles of microorganisms in ecosystems. Nutrient cycles, methods of microbial analysis, and the functional roles of microorganisms. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

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 circulation…

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

An overview of global biogeochemical cycles, with emphasis on the role of the ocean, including box models and both fundamental principles and quantitative analyses. Focus is on modern day conditions, but glacial-interglacial changes and effects of global change are included. 

Fundamental biological, chemical, physical, and geological characteristics of marine environment with emphasis on marine life diversity and functioning of biological communities. Biological processes in marine environments, role of the oceans in global cycles, and anthropogenic effects on marine…

Classroom teaching experience in undergraduate courses under the direct supervision of a faculty member. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

This course serves as an introduction to common, quantitative research techniques in marine sciences and covers basic mathematical and data handling techniques. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information…

Major biological processes in the water column and sediments of estuarine, coastal, and open sea environments, with emphasis on interactions of biota with marine chemical and physical processes. See

The chemical forms, distributions, and reactivities of major and minor elements in seawater. The use of chemical tracers to investigate biological and physical processes in the ocean. See The Bulletin for more…

Oceanic circulation and dynamical principles. Major topics include observed physical properties of the world's oceans, geostrophy, and vorticity.  Wave propagation from the smallest to the largest planetary scales and their generating and dissipating mechanisms. See…

Focuses on the role of the oceans and the marine biosphere in climate, with particular emphasis on feedback mechanisms between humans, climate, and the hydrologic cycle and the marine biosphere. Students in this course will learn about the feedbacks between the Earth's climate, oceans, and the…

An overview of physical processes on estuaries and continental shelves, with emphasis on how those processes affect the coastal ocean biology, chemistry, and geology. Effects of global change on the coastal ocean are included. See…

Nature and properties of marine sediment pore waters and surface sediments, including chemical, physical, and biological processes. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

Weekly meetings for discussion of current research in marine and freshwater biology and related areas. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

The use of specific organic marker compounds as probes for biological and geochemical processes. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

Physics and mathematics of wave motions in the ocean, including kinetics of waves, phase and group velocities, frequency and wave number dispersion, and other topics. See The Bulletin for more detailed course…

The ecology of organisms, populations, and communities occurring in marine environments. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

The physics and parameterization of turbulent flows, including studies of boundary-free shear flows and boundary mixing. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

Advanced graduate material on genomics of marine microbes and the integration of genomics concepts into marine ecology and biogeochemistry. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

Techniques involved in effective seminar presentation, including preparation of visual aids, logical development of topic, and delivery. Students present a seminar to the class and/or formal seminar to the department on an advanced marine sciences topic. See…

Coastal marine policy approached from scientific, legal, and anthropological perspectives using a case study approach to examine current topics in marine resource management. See The Bulletin for more detailed course…

Coastal marine policy approached from scientific, legal, and anthropological perspectives using a case study approach to examine current topics in marine resource management. See The Bulletin for more detailed course…

Microbial processes influence all aspects of the Earth, ranging from atmospheric composition to elemental cycling in the deep biosphere. This course describes the interaction of biology with geologic, environmental, and climate change processes throughout Earth history and provides a broad…

In this course we explore some of the mathematical and computational methods used in modeling marine systems. As part of the course we examine ecosystem models (e.g. nutrient-phytoplankton-zooplankton or NPZ models), biogeochemical models (e.g. carbon cycle models), and physical models (e.g.…

Research techniques in biological, chemical and physical oceanography for graduate students in preparation for their thesis/dissertation projects. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. …

Analysis of contemporary themes in marine sciences. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor. See The Bulletin for more detailed course information. 

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