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MASC 101 The Marine Environment (Fall)

An introductory marine sciences course emphasizing the nature of the oceans including the physical, chemical, biological and geological processes that occur in oceanic and coastal environments. The course content begins with a discussion of the ocean planet and the history of ocean studies. Next, it navigates through plate tectonics, seawater properties, ocean circulation, waves and tides, and concludes with an overview of marine ecology and ocean ecosystems.

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MASC 441 - Marine Physiological Ecology (Spring)

This course introduces students to the physiological factors employed by marine organisms to cope with their physical environment. Emphasis is on the physiological ecology of benthic organisms in coastal communities such as rocky shores, salt marshes, and coral reefs.

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MASC 741 - Coral Reef and Climate Change (Spring)

A seminar style class  addressing how global climate change including ocean acidification  and ocean warming are affecting tropical marine organisms. Significant emphasis is placed on reef-building corals.

 








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