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SPRING Permanent courses: 

MARINE PROTECTED AREAS PCB 4467-C/

ADVANCED MARINE PROTECTED AREAS PCB 5418-C

This course will provide students with information on biological and sociological concepts as well as methods for the design and management of marine protected areas. Through lectures, readings and discussions students will get acquainted with MPAs’. Through the analysis of particular cases students will learn about the consequences of management strategies set in diverse MPAs’. As an advanced course students are expected to discuss up to date papers, preferentially related with their own research region and protection established for their species, or ecosystems under study. Also, as an advanced course students are expected to conduct an independent research project, including interviews to managers of protected areas, preferentially related with their own research region, and evaluate the role of different types of protection on marine resources, or communities. 

CORAL REEF BIOLOGY OCB 3264

Coral reefs are the extreme biological ecosystems; the highest biological diversity, the more complex interactions can be finding in coral reefs. This course will address the taxonomy, biology and ecology of the main groups on coral reefs inhabitants and builders. We will analyze and discuss the biology and ecological relationships of reef plants and animals as well as contemporary issues and conservation alternatives. Since this is an upper division level course, advanced knowledge in natural sciences, particularly chemistry and physics, is expected. Successful completion of General Biology I and II is a prerequisite.  

FALL Permanent Courses:

GENERAL BIOLOGY II

Diversity of Life BSC 1011 

This course is designed for science and biology majors. It will be very challenging and difficult for non-science majors without adequate background and interest to do well in this course.  The wide diversity of life forms and functions will be studied. High interest and ability to synthesis is expected form all students. : This course will provide general information about the different forms of life on Earth. We will describe their structure, form and function. We expect students to understand, analyze and synthesize the provided information.  

MARINE BOTANY BOT 4402C-

ADVANCED MARINE BOTANY 5186C

Marine plants are the primary producers as well as structural organisms in marine coastal environments. The marine vegetation is highly diverse and composed by three main groups of organisms: Seaweeds, seagrass and mangroves. Each group has a particular biological and ecological role in coastal ecosystems, therefore it is important to study all three groups in one course. This course addresses the taxonomy, biology and ecology of the main groups and their particular characteristics. Since this is an upper division level course, advanced knowledge in natural sciences, particularly chemistry and physics, is expected. Successful completion of General Biology I and II is a prerequisite. 

 

Other courses 

MARINE BIOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY OCB 3043

This course is designed as an introduction to marine biology and biological oceanography for majors in Biology and Marine Biology. It will also introduce the basics of physical and regional oceanography and marine chemistry. Since this is an upper division level course, advanced knowledge in natural sciences, particularly chemistry and physics, is expected. Successful completion of General Biology I and II is a prerequisite.

ECOLOGY PCB 3043

This course is designed for  as an introduction to Ecology for majors in Biology. It will introduce you to ideas and concepts of modern ecology. Students are expected to  be able to integrate information to formulate solutions for ecological problems in modern life. Since this is an upper division level course, advanced knowledge in natural sciences, particularly chemistry and physics, is expected. Successful completion of General Biology I and II is a prerequisite.  

MARINE PROTECTED AREAS:

Summer 10 Day Intensive Field Course 

This course will provide students with information on biological and sociological concepts as well as methods for the design and management of marine protected areas. Through lectures, readings and discussions students will get acquainted with MPAs’. Through the analysis of particular cases students will learn about the consequences of management strategies set in divers MPAs’. As an advanced course students are expected to discuss up to date papers, preferentially related with their own research region and protection established for their species, or ecosystems under study. Also, as an advanced course students are expected to conduct an independent research project, including interviews to managers of protected areas, preferentially related with their own research region, and evaluate the role of different types of protection on marine resources, or communities.