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2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 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. We will learn about both the plants and animals in the different marine communities but will focus on the marine plants. We will also gain a historical perspective of the research, which has led to our current understanding of the different aspects of marine biology. The field components will familiarize students with the main marine communities from pelagic to coastal ecosystems during 4-5 Saturday field trips with 4-5 accompanying Monday labs. Students will be able to attend all field trips with 2 required. Students will write a research paper including a proposal and 1st 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.