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Course ID:MARS 1010-1010L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:The Marine Environment
Course
Description:
Physical, chemical, and geological characteristics of the marine environment. The effects of human activity on marine environments and resources.
Athena Title:MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in MARS 1011
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 1011. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to the Marine Environment
Course
Description:
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 and marine resources.
Athena Title:INTRO MARINE ENVIR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in MARS 1010-1010L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 1011E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to the Marine Environment
Course
Description:
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 and marine resources.
Athena Title:Intro to Marine Environment
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in MARS 1010-1010L, MARS 1011
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online. The instructor will be available for three hours of discussion each week though student participation will not be required.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 1015H-1015L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:The Marine Environment (Honors)
Course
Description:
Physical, chemical, and geological characteristics of the marine environment. The effects of human activity on marine environments and resources.
Athena Title:MARINE ENVIRON H
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in MARS 1010-1010L or MARS 1010H
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 1020-1020L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Biology of the Marine Environment
Course
Description:
Fundamental biological principles in marine organisms and ecosystems; diversity of marine life; structure and function of marine biological communities; biological processes in marine environments; the role of the oceans in global cycles, the effects of human activity on life in the sea.
Athena Title:BIO MARINE ENVIRON
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 1025H-1025L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Biology of the Marine Environment (Honors)
Course
Description:
Fundamental biological principles in marine organisms and ecosystems; diversity of marine life; structure and function of marine biological communities; biological processes in marine environments; the role of the oceans in global cycles, the effects of human activity on life in the sea.
Athena Title:BIO MARINE ENVIR H
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in MARS 1020-1020L or MARS 1020H
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 1030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Migrations in the Sea: From Larvae to Whales
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:MIGRATIONS IN SEA
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in or MARS 1010, MARS 1011
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(MARS) 1100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural Resources Conservation
Course
Description:
Introduction to the general principles and contemporary issues related to ecology and management of wildlife, fish, forests, and rangelands; natural resources recreation and tourism; conservation of water, wetlands, and soil resources; and renewable and non-renewable energy. Students will acquire the knowledge necessary to advance beyond the simplistic portrayal of environmental dilemmas offered by mass media and gain a firmer basis for environmental stewardship, responsible citizenship, and action on environmental issues.
Athena Title:NAT RES CONSERV
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 1100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 3000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Coastal Zone and Marine Law
Course
Description:
The major statutes, regulations, and litigation histories of the coastal margins and near-shore marine waters. Source and status of rights, preservation, and allocation of resources; cooperative management, pollution control, current systems perspective, and law of the sea.
Athena Title:COASTAL/MARINE LAW
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 5820/7820
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 3100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Oceans in Peril
Course
Description:
Introduction to basic oceanography and an overview of some of the key local, regional, and global scale changes occurring in the ocean. The potential impacts of these changes and what can be done to reverse present trends will also be discussed.
Athena Title:OCEANS IN PERIL
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 3450L. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Marine Biology Laboratory
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:MARINE BIO LAB
Prerequisite:[(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or BIOL 2108H] and CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L
Pre or Corequisite:MARS 3450
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 3450. 3 hours.
Course Title:Marine Biology
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:MARINE BIOLOGY
Prerequisite:[(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L)] and [(CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L) or (CHEM 1312H and CHEM 1312L)]
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 3550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Life in Fluids
Course
Description:
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 interactions and organism adaptations.
Athena Title:LIFE IN FLUIDS
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or BIOL 2108H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 3900. 1-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Course Title:Introduction to Experimental Marine Sciences
Course
Description:
Investigation of a defined problem in marine science under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:EXP MARINE SCIENCES
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 4100/6100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Physical Processes of the Ocean
Course
Description:
Oceanographic principles of the geological and physical structure, composition, and processes of the ocean with emphasis on general oceanic circulation, water properties, waves and tides, coastal physical processes, turbulent mixing, sediment transport.
Athena Title:PHYS PROCESS OCEAN
Prerequisite:PHYS 1112-1112L or PHYS 1212-1212L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS(PBIO) 4160-4160L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Life and Death in the Salt Marsh
Course
Description:
Exploration of the diversity, adaptations, and interacting functional roles of estuarine plants, animals, and microorganisms.
Athena Title:SALT MARSH ECOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BTNY 4160
Nontraditional Format:This course includes both a lecture and a laboratory component. Lectures are primarily concentrated during the first week of the class, after which students spend 10 days at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island doing a combination of laboratory and field work. (Students are required to spend 8-10 hours in class during this period.) The final week focuses on data analysis and interpretation of independent research, and includes discussion and synthesis sessions.
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or BIOL 1108-1108L or PBIO 1220-1220L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 4200/6200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Chemical and Biological Oceanography
Course
Description:
Chemical composition, dynamics, and processes of life in the oceans and the role the life of the oceans plays in global processes.
Athena Title:CHEM BIOL OCEAN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in MARS 4110/6110
Prerequisite:[(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or BIOL 2108H] and CHEM 1211 and CHEM 2211
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Biology of Fishes
Course
Description:
An integrated approach to fish biology from a physiological and ecological viewpoint. Builds on a general background of fish diversity and environmental adaptations while discussing anatomy, physiology, ecology, behavior, and stress. Review of the fundamentals of fish design and physiological adaptation to environment that contributes to their remarkable success.
Athena Title:ENV BIOL FISH
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4300L/6300L. 1 hour. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Environmental Biology of Fishes Laboratory
Course
Description:
Laboratory exercises will emphasize anatomy, systematics, and taxonomy of Georgia fishes. Students will learn how to identify both live and preserved specimens using meristics and morphometrics according to established dichotomous keys for Southeastern United States fishes.
Athena Title:ENV BIOL FISH LAB
Nontraditional Format:Some graded field trips are required.
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Corequisite:FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4300/6300
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(BIOL)(MARS) 4330/6330-4330L/6330L. 4 hours. 4 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Tropical Marine Invertebrates
Course
Description:
Covers the main invertebrates living in mangroves, seagrasses, or on coral reefs. The course will take place in Key Largo, Florida, and include a trip to the Everglades. Topics include: ecology, physiology, global climate change, evolution, what species made reefs in the past as well as what species will survive the future.
Athena Title:TROP MAR INVERT
Undergraduate Prerequisite:BIOL 1107-1107L and BIOL 1108-1108L and permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:BIOL 1107-1107L and BIOL 1108-1108L and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS(FISH) 4380/6380-4380L/6380L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Marine Fisheries Biology
Course
Description:
Interaction of oceanographic processes with the life histories and productivity of marine fisheries species, and the human interactions with major marine fisheries.
Athena Title:MAR FISHERIES BIOL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4380/6380-4380L/6380L
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 4500/6500. 3-5 hours. 9-15 hours lecture and 15-25 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Field Study in Oceanography and Marine Methods
Course
Description:
Laboratory and fieldwork in chemical, biological, sedimentological, and physical oceanographic processes and methods in southeast esturaine, coastal, and shelf environments.
Athena Title:Field Study in Oceanography
Nontraditional Format:A field study course taught off-campus.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 4510/6510. 3-7 hours. Repeatable for maximum 7 hours credit. 40 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Field Study in Oceanography and Marine Methods: Independent Research
Course
Description:
Independent field research on oceanographic processes.
Athena Title:FIELD OCEAN INDEP
Nontraditional Format:A field study course taught off-campus.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4550/6550-4550L/6550L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Sustainable Aquaculture
Course
Description:
An introduction to culture of aquatic species with an emphasis on propagation of imperiled fish and invertebrates. The fundamentals of aquaculture, including types and components of culture systems, ponds, and enclosures as well as the basics of water quality, aquatic animal health, and conservation genetics in reintroduction programs.
Athena Title:Sustainable Aquaculture
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FISH 5400 or FISH 7400
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS(MIBO) 4620/6620-4620L/6620L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Microbial Ecology
Course
Description:
Emphasizes the roles of microorganisms in ecosystems. Nutrient cycles, methods of microbial analysis, and the functional roles of microorganisms.
Athena Title:Microbial Ecology
Undergraduate Pre or Corequisite:MIBO 3500 or MIBO 3500E or permission of department
Graduate Pre or Corequisite:MIBO 3500 or MIBO 3500E or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MATH(MARS) 4730/6730. 3 hours.
Course Title:Mathematics of Climate
Course
Description:
Basic mathematical models describing the physical, chemical, and biological interactions that affect climate. Mathematical and computational tools for analyzing these models.
Athena Title:Mathematics of Climate
Prerequisite:MATH 2700
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 4740L/6740L. 2 hours. 1 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Scientific Diving I
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Scientific Diving I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 4810/6810. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:GLOBAL BGC CYCLES
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 4960. 3-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit. 6-24 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research
Course
Description:
Research project directed by a faculty member independent of scheduled classes.
Athena Title:UNDERGRAD RESEARCH
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 4990. 5 hours. 15 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Senior Thesis
Course
Description:
Individual research under the direction of a faculty member and presenting the results of the research as a thesis and as an oral presentation.
Athena Title:SENIOR THESIS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 7000. 1-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:MARS 7020-7020L. 4 hours. 2.5 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Marine Science for Teachers
Course
Description:
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 systems are included focusing on their use in pre-college science curricula.
Athena Title:MARINE SCI TEACHER
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1103 and BIOL 1103L) or (BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or BIOL 1107-1107L or BIOL 1108-1108L or (PBIO 1210 and PBIO 1210L) or (PBIO 1220 and PBIO 1220L) or MARS 1020-1020L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 7300. 1-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:MARS 7360. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit. 2-4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Teaching Internship in Marine Sciences
Course
Description:
Classroom teaching experience in undergraduate courses under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
Athena Title:TEACHING MAR SCI
Prerequisite:LLED 7768
Corequisite:LLED 7769
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:MARS 7380. 3 hours.
Course Title:Quantitative Methods in Marine Science
Course
Description:
An introduction to common, quantitative research techniques in marine sciences. The course will make extensive use of problem sets and interdisciplinary marine science data sets. The course will be a required course for all Marine Sciences graduate students.
Athena Title:Quantitative Method Marine Sci
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biological Oceanographic Processes
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:BIOL OCEANOGR PROC
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8020-8020L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Chemical Oceanography
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:CHEM OCEAN
Prerequisite:CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L and PHYS 1112-1112L and MATH 2210 and MATH 2210L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8030. 3 hours.
Course Title:General Physical Oceanography
Course
Description:
Oceanic circulation and elementary dynamical principles. Major topics include observed physical properties of the world's oceans, geostrophy, and vorticity.
Athena Title:GEN PHYS OCEAN
Prerequisite:(MATH 2500 and PHYS 1112-1112L) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Climate, Oceans, and the Marine Biosphere
Course
Description:
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 marine biosphere.
Athena Title:Climate Ocean Marine Biosphere
Pre or Corequisite:(MARS 8010 and MARS 8020-8020L and MARS 8030 and MARS 4810/6810) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Estuarine and Coastal Oceanography
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:ESTUA COAST OCEAN
Prerequisite:MARS 8030 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Marine Sediment Diagenesis
Course
Description:
Nature and properties of marine sediment pore waters and surface sediments. Chemical, physical, and biological processes controlling sediment pore water chemistry and the alteration and recycling of recently deposited sedimentary materials.
Athena Title:MAR SED DIAGENESIS
Prerequisite:(MARS 8020-8020L and MATH 2500) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Course
Description:
Fundamental geophysical fluid dynamics of small, medium, and large scale rotating stratified fields. Derivation of the navier-stokes equation, dimensional analyses, quasi-geostrophic approximation, potential vorticity principles, buoyancy-driven flows.
Athena Title:GEOPHYS FLUID DYN
Prerequisite:(MARS 8030 and MATH 2700 and PHYS 1212-1212L) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8130. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Hydrobiology
Course
Description:
Weekly meetings for discussion of current research in marine and freshwater biology and related areas.
Athena Title:SEM IN HYDROBIOLOGY
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:MARS 8140. 3 hours.
Course Title:Organic Geochemistry
Course
Description:
The use of specific organic marker compounds as probes for biological and geochemical processes. Early diagenesis of lipids and other biochemicals. Molecular markers for paleoceanographic conditions. Preservation of organic matter and petroleum formation.
Athena Title:ORGANIC GEOCHEM
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ocean Waves
Course
Description:
Physics and mathematics of wave motions in the ocean. Kinetics of waves, phase and group velocities, frequency and wave number dispersion, instabilities, barotropic and baroclinic wave forcing, gravity waves, vorticity waves, internal waves, tides, kelvin waves, planetary rossby waves. Time series and spectral analysis as oceanographic experimental tools.
Athena Title:OCEAN WAVES
Prerequisite:(MARS 8030 and MATH 2700 and PHYS 1212-1212L) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Marine Ecology
Course
Description:
The ecology of organisms, populations, and communities occurring in marine environments.
Athena Title:MARINE ECOLOGY
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8170. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ocean Mixing Processes
Course
Description:
The physics and parameterization of turbulent flows. Studies of boundary-free shear flows and boundary mixing. Statistical analysis of turbulent transport (including diffusion and mixing) and turbulent spectra. Observational techniques will be described.
Athena Title:OCEAN MIXING
Prerequisite:MARS 8030 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8180. 3 hours.
Course Title:Marine Ecological Genomics
Course
Description:
Advanced graduate material on genomics of marine microbes and the integration of genomics concepts into marine ecology and biogeochemistry.
Athena Title:ECOLOGICAL GENOMICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8190. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Synthesis Skills in Marine Sciences
Course
Description:
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.
Athena Title:Synthesis Skills in Marine Sci
Nontraditional Format:Credit hours will be determined at the start of each semester, based on the hours the course will meet during that semester. This flexibility allows variation in course content and delivery depending upon the needs of the current cohort of students.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:MARS(ANTH) 8210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Topics in Coastal Marine Policy
Course
Description:
Coastal marine policy approached from scientific, legal, and anthropological perspectives. This interdisciplinary course provides a general background in coastal policy, and uses a case study approach to examine current topics in marine resource management. Topics include: coastal zone management, coastal groundwater supply, coastal fisheries, development in the coastal zone.
Athena Title:COAST MARINE POLICY
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geobiology
Course
Description:
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 understanding of the history of life on Earth.
Athena Title:MARS GEOBIOL
Prerequisite:MARS(MIBO) 4620/6620-4620L/6620L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:EHSC(MARS) 8410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Oceans and Human Health
Course
Description:
Oceans and the marine environment are increasingly recognized for their role in the health of the human population, both as a source of disease and source of new bioactive (medicinal) agents. Exploration of this emerging field with a combination of lecture, student-driven seminars, and critical discussions of primary literature.
Athena Title:OCEAN HUMAN HEALTH
Prerequisite:MARS(MIBO) 4620/6620-4620L/6620L or EHSC(FDST)(MIBO) 4310/6310-4310L/6310L or MARS 8010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Modeling Marine Systems
Course
Description:
Fundamental methods and theoretical basis of mechanistic, ecological modeling. Topics include model attributes, uses/steps in construction, regulatory functions in multicomponent models, determination and control of rates of flow, numerical solutions, time delay effects, stochastic and deterministic models, spatially explicit models, and modeling software packages.
Athena Title:MODELING MARINE SYS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MARS 8900. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Research Techniques in Marine Science
Course
Description:
Research techniques in biological, chemical and physical oceanography for graduate students in preparation for their thesis/dissertation projects.
Athena Title:RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:MARS 8990. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in Marine Sciences
Course
Description:
Analysis of contemporary themes in marine sciences.
Athena Title:TOPICS MARINE SCI
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A/S (A-F or S/U)
       
Course ID:MARS 9000. 1-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:DOCTORAL RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:MARS 9300. 1-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:DOCT DISSERTATION
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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