MARS 1010-1010L. The Marine Environment. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: MARINE ENVIRONMENT.
Physical, chemical, and geological characteristics of the marine environment. The effects of human activity on marine environments and resources.
Offered fall semester every year.

MARS 1010H. The Marine Environment (Honors). 4 hours.
Oasis Title: MARINE ENVIRON H.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Physical, chemical, and geological characteristics of the marine environment. The effects of human activity on marine environments and resources.
Offered fall semester every year.

MARS 1020-1020L. Biology of the Marine Environment. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: BIO MARINE ENVIRON.
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.
Offered spring semester every year.

MARS 1020H. Biology of the Marine Environment (Honors). 4 hours.
Oasis Title: BIO MARINE ENVIR H.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
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.
Offered spring semester every year.

(MARS)FORS 1100. Natural Resources Conservation. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: NAT RES CONSERV.
Not open to students with credit in ECOL 1000-1000L or GEOG 1125.
General principals of wildlife and fish conservation, ecology, and management. Introduces students to a range of contemporary issues related to wildlife and fish conservation and management. Students will advance beyond the simplistic portrayal of environmental dilemmas offered by mass media and gain a firmer basis for environmental stewardship.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

MARS 3000. Coastal Zone and Marine Law. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: COASTAL/MARINE LAW.
Not open to students with credit in FORS 5820/7820.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
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.
Offered fall semester every year.

MARS 3450-3450L. Marine Biology. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: MARINE BIOLOGY.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1108-1108L and CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L.
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.
Offered spring semester every year.

MARS 3900. Introduction to Experimental Marine Sciences. 1-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Oasis Title: EXP MARINE SCIENCES.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Investigation of a defined problem in marine science under the direction of a faculty member.
Non-traditional format: Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

MARS 3950. Third-Year Seminar in Marine Sciences. 1 hour.
Oasis Title: THIRD YEAR SEMINAR.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing and permission of department.
Lectures and discussions providing a survey of Marine Sciences, and an introduction to current topics.

MARS 4100/6100. Physical Processes of the Ocean. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PHYS PROCESS OCEAN.
Undergraduate prerequisite: PHYS 1112-1112L.
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.
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.

(MARS)ENGR 4113/6113-4113L/6113L. Introductory Geophysical Fluid Dynamics with Applications. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: INTRO GEO FL DYN.
Undergraduate prerequisite: MATH 2500 and MATH 2700 and PHYS 1212-1212L and (GEOG(ENGR) 4112/6112 or MARS 4100/6100).
Second semester fluid dynamics course for graduate students and advanced undergraduates emphasizing quasi-geostrophic dynamics, balance models, Rossby, Kelvin and gravity waves, barotropic, baroclinic, inertial and convective instabilities, and the general circulation of rotating stratified fluids. Applications made to weather forecasting and ocean dynamics. Laboratory includes hands-on experiments and simulations.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

(MARS)ENGR 4171/6171. Atmospheric and Oceanic Thermodynamics. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: ATMOS OCEAN THERMO.
Not open to students with credit in ENGR(GEOG) 4111/6111-4111L/6111L.
Undergraduate prerequisite: MATH 2500 and PHYS 1212-1212L.
Undergraduate prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2700 and (CHEM 1211 or CHEM 1311H or CHEM 1411).
An introduction to atmospheric and oceanic thermodynamics with emphasis on the first and second laws of thermodynamics, equation of state, moisture variables, adiabatic and diabatic processes of dry and moist air, phase changes of water, atmospheric and oceanic static stability, ocean surface exchanges of heat, and thermohaline processes in the ocean.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.

(MARS)ENGR 4175/6175. Coastal Meteorology. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: COASTAL METEOROLOGY.
Undergraduate prerequisite: MATH 2500 and PHYS 1212-1212L and (MARS 1010-1010L or GEOG 1112).
Undergraduate prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2700.
An introduction to air-sea-land interactions that occur at the boundaries of continents. The course will cover atmospheric radiation, thermodynamics, and hydrodynamics, mesoscale and synoptic scale weather systems, atmospheric boundary layers, and applications to engineering meteorology.
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.

MARS 4200/6200. Chemical and Biological Oceanography. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CHEM BIOL OCEAN.
Not open to students with credit in MARS 4110/6110.
Undergraduate prerequisite: BIOL 1108-1108L and CHEM 1211 and CHEM 2211.
Chemical composition, dynamics, and processes of life in the oceans and the role the life of the oceans plays in global processes.
Offered fall semester every year.

(MARS)ANTH(FORS) 4272/6272. Antarctica: The Fragile Continent. 3-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Oasis Title: ANTARCTICA.
The bio-physical context and human history of Antarctica, with a specific focus on their relevance to this unique and fragile continent's conservation and sustainable use.
Non-traditional format: This is designed as a study abroad course and thus the majority of hours will be conducted in an international field setting. However, contact hours will always exceed the minimum.
Not offered on a regular basis.

MARS(FORS) 4380/6380-4380L/6380L. Marine Fisheries Biology. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: MAR FISHERIES BIOL.
Undergraduate prerequisite: BIOL 1108-1108L and permission of department.
Interaction of oceanographic processes with the life histories and productivity of marine fisheries species, and the human interactions with major marine fisheries.
Offered spring semester every year.

MARS 4450/6450. Introduction to Marine Chemistry. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: MARINE CHEMISTRY.
Not open to students with credit in MARS 8020-8020L.
Undergraduate prerequisite: CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L and PHYS 1212-1212L and MATH 2200 and MATH 2200L and MARS 4200/6200.
Chemical properties of oceanic systems, oceanic acid base equilibrium, redox chemistry, nutrient cycling, and radioactive processes.
Offered fall semester every year.

MARS 4500/6500. Field Study in Oceanography and Marine Methods. 5 hours. 15 hours lecture and 25 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: FIELD OCEANOGRAPHY.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Permission of department.
Laboratory and fieldwork in chemical, biological, sedimentological, and physical oceanographic processes and methods in southeast esturaine, coastal, and shelf environments.
Non-traditional format: A field study course taught off-campus.
Offered summer semester every year.

MARS 4510/6510. Field Study in Oceanography and Marine Methods: Independent Research. 3-7 hours. Repeatable for maximum 7 hours credit. 40 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: FIELD OCEAN INDEP.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Permission of department.
Independent field research on oceanographic processes.
Non-traditional format: A field study course taught off-campus.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

MARS(MIBO) 4620/6620-4620L/6620L. Microbial Ecology. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: MICROBIAL ECOLOGY.
Undergraduate prerequisite: MIBO 3500 or permission of department.
Emphasizes the roles of microorganisms in ecosystems. Nutrient cycles, methods of microbial analysis, and the functional roles of microorganisms.
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.

MARS 4810/6810. Microbial Biogeochemistry. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: MICROB BIOGEOCHM.
Undergraduate prerequisite: [MIBO 3500 and BCMB(BIOL)(CHEM) 3100] or permission of department.
The microbial processes which are or have been important in modifying the earth's lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. Microbially mediated precipitation and solubilization of minerals, cycling of dissolved and particulate organic matter in natural waters, and the physiological ecology of microorganisms adapted to extreme environments.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.

MARS 4950. Senior Seminar in Marine Sciences. 1 hour.
Oasis Title: SENIOR SEMINAR.
Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of department.
Discussion and critical appraisal of reports of original research and/or surveys of the technical literature in Marine Sciences. Students will be responsible for oral presentations on current topics.

MARS 4960. Undergraduate Research. 5-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit. 5-15 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: UNDERGRAD RESEARCH.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Research project directed by a faculty member independent of scheduled classes.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

MARS 4990. Senior Thesis. 5 hours. 15 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: SENIOR THESIS.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Individual research under the direction of a faculty member and presenting the results of the research as a thesis and as an oral presentation.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

(MARS)ENGR 5910. Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Internship. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: C-OCEAN ENGR INTRN.
Prerequisite: MARS 4100/6100 and MARS 4200/6200 and (ENGR 4230/6230 or ENGR 4940) and permission of department.
Placement of students in private or governmental agencies where coastal and oceanographic engineering principles are used. Some examples include marine environmental agencies, seafood industries, commercial fisheries, aquiculture, and ports/marinas. Open only to coastal and oceanographic engineering certificate students. The internship must be approved in advance by the certificate steering committee.
Non-traditional format: Internship. The student will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. The student must work a minimum of 135 hours to earn 3 hours credit.
Offered every year.

MARS 6761. Contaminated Sediment Geochemistry. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CONTAM SED GEOCHEM.
Prerequisite: MARS 4200/6200 or MARS 8020-8020L.
Examination of the fate of major pollutants, nutrients, organic compounds, such as pesticides and PAH's and trace metals, in sedimentary systems. Principles governing geochemical characteristics of sediments that determine transport, bioavailability, decomposition and speciation of these pollutants will be integrated through the development and analysis of models of reaction and transport.

MARS 7000. Master's Research. 1-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Oasis Title: MASTER'S RESEARCH.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Non-traditional format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

MARS 7020-7020L. Marine Science for Teachers. 4 hours. 2.5 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Oasis 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.
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.
Offered summer semester every year.

MARS 7300. Master's Thesis. 1-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Oasis Title: MASTER'S THESIS.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-traditional format: Independent research and thesis preparation.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

MARS 7360. Teaching Internship in Marine Sciences. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit. 2-4 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: TEACHING MAR SCI.
Prerequisite: ELAN 7768.
Corequisite: ELAN 7769.
Classroom teaching experience in undergraduate courses under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

MARS 7380. Quantitative Methods in Marine Science. 1 hour.
Oasis Title: QUANT METH MAR SCI.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
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.
Offered fall semester every year.

MARS 8010. Biological Oceanographic Processes. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: BIOL OCEANOGR PROC.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
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.
Offered spring semester every year.

MARS 8020-8020L. Chemical Oceanography. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: CHEM OCEAN.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L and PHYS 1112-1112L and MATH 2210 and MATH 2210L.
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.
Offered fall semester every year.

MARS 8030. General Physical Oceanography. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: GEN PHYS OCEAN.
Prerequisite: (MATH 2500 and PHYS 1112-1112L) or permission of department.
Oceanic circulation and elementary dynamical principles. Major topics include observed physical properties of the world's oceans, geostrophy, and vorticity.
Offered spring semester every year.

MARS 8100. Estuarine and Coastal Physical Oceanography. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ESTUARINE PHYS OCE.
Prerequisite: MARS 8030 or permission of department.
The distribution of suspended and dissolved material in estuarine and coastal waters. Role of tidal currents, winds, and freshwater discharge. Physical processes leading to mixing in estuarine and shallow coastal water. Field and laboratory collection and analysis of estuarine data.
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.

MARS 8110. Marine Sediment Diagenesis. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: MAR SED DIAGENESIS.
Prerequisite: (MARS 8020-8020L and MATH 2500) or permission of department.
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.
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.

MARS 8120. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: GEOPHYS FLUID DYN.
Prerequisite: (MARS 8030 and MATH 2700 and PHYS 1212-1212L) or permission of department.
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.
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.

MARS 8130. Seminar in Hydrobiology. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Oasis Title: SEM IN HYDROBIOLOGY.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Weekly meetings for discussion of current research in marine and freshwater biology and related areas.
Non-traditional format: Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Offered fall semester every year.

MARS 8140. Organic Geochemistry. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ORGANIC GEOCHEM.
Prerequisite: CHEM 2211 and CHEM 2211L and GEOL 1260-1260L.
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.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.

MARS 8150. Ocean Waves. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: OCEAN WAVES.
Prerequisite: (MARS 8030 and MATH 2700 and PHYS 1212-1212L) or permission of department.
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.
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.

MARS 8160. Marine Ecology. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: MARINE ECOLOGY.
Prerequisite: ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or permission of department.
The ecology of organisms, populations, and communities occurring in marine environments.
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.

MARS 8170. Ocean Mixing Processes. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: OCEAN MIXING.
Prerequisite: MARS 8030 or permission of department.
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.

MARS 8180. Marine Ecological Genomics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ECOLOGICAL GENOMICS.
Advanced graduate material on genomics of marine microbes and the integration of genomics concepts into marine ecology and biogeochemistry.
Not offered on a regular basis.

MARS 8190. Synthesis Skills in Marine Sciences. 2 hours.
Oasis Title: SYNTHESIS SKILLS.
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.
Offered spring semester every year.

MARS(ANTH) 8210. Topics in Coastal Marine Policy. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: COAST MARINE POLICY.
Prerequisite: ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or permission of department.
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.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.

MARS 8510. Ecological Modeling. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ECOLOGICAL MODELING.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
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.
Offered every year.

MARS 8900. Research Techniques in Marine Science. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Oasis Title: RESEARCH TECHNIQUES.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Research techniques in biological, chemical and physical oceanography for graduate students in preparation for their thesis/dissertation projects.
Non-traditional format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

MARS 8990. Advanced Topics in Marine Sciences. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Oasis Title: TOPICS MARINE SCI.
Analysis of contemporary themes in marine sciences.
Not offered on a regular basis.

MARS 9000. Doctoral Research. 1-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DOCTORAL RESEARCH.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Non-traditional format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

MARS 9300. Doctoral Dissertation. 1-15 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DOCT DISSERTATION.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-traditional format: Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.