MBIO 205: Principles of Ocean Science

Class Program

This course provides an introductory overview of the marine environment focusing on the physical characteristics of the oceans. Through lectures, presentations, discussions, and group work, the components of our planet’s largest ecosystem will be explored.

MBIO 207: Caribbean Living Oceans

Class Program

This course introduces students to marine living systems with a focus on their diversity and their presence locally. The course provides students with an appreciation for marine systems by introducing topical issues in marine science. Students will take part in classes that are hands-on and interactive using live organisms in aquaria as well as preserved specimens. Class discussions will allow students to actively relate to and learn about topical marine science issues (e.g. latest research findings or news publications). A historical coverage of marine science will also be explored during the lectures providing students with an appreciation of the field today. This course may include short field trips, during class time, to nearby shores to engage students actively.

MBIO 308: Tropical Marine Ecology

Class Program

A course using a systems-based approach to examining shallow tropical marine ecosystems (mangroves, seagrass meadows, and coral reefs). This course will provide in-depth coverage of the biology, ecology, distribution, and status of these systems. Additionally, it will explore the goods, services they provide and their value as well as the impacts and threats posed to these systems. Policy and management challenges will also be examined. Practical, field-based exposure to these systems will build on the theoretical components of the course.

MBIO 414: Ocean Health

Class Program
Credits 4

Pre-requisite(s):        MBIO 205 Principles of Ocean Science

Days and Times: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm, Friday 8.30 am-12.30 pm