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2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 328 Marine Biology

This course is an upper division biology course designed to provide students with an in-depth working knowledge of the field of marine biology. This course will build a basic understanding of the physical oceanography of the oceans, ecology of marine communities, and marine biogeography. Students will learn about both the plants and animals in different marine communities, but the course will focus on marine plants.   Students will gain a historical perspective of the research that has led to our current understanding of the different aspects of marine biology. The field components of the course will familiarize students with the main marine communities, from pelagic to coastal ecosystems, during four or five Saturday field trips with four or five accompanying Monday labs. Students should be able to attend all field trips with two field trips being required. Students will write a research paper including a proposal and a first and final draft.

Prerequisite: BI 101   and BI 102 , CH 101  /CH 111  , CH 102  /CH 112  ; or written permission of the instructor and Department Chair.