Marine Science

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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