Office for Honors, Research and International Study
Proposing a Program
CNS faculty members who would like to propose a faculty-led study abroad program through the College of Natural Sciences can contact the Office for Honors, Research and International Study at (512) 232-9358 for more information.
|Maymester: Marine Botany|
MAYMESTER IN MARINE BOTANY
Program dates: May 15 - June 2, 2013, with a final class meeting June 14 at UT Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Tx
Estimated program fee: $2,275 (see brochure for full details)
Taught by: Dr. Ken Dunton, Dept of Marine Science and UT Marine Science Institute
This course will focus on the ecology and vegetation of Caribbean ecosystems on the Yucatan Peninsula (Quintana Roo), including coral reefs, seagrass beds, and mangrove communities. Our studies will also include how anthropogenic impacts from increased tourism have affected coastal watersheds and the functioning of these unique ecosystems.
Detailed syllabus: (Syllabus is from 2011 class; syllabus for 2013 to be posted soon).
Course credit: MNS 352D Marine Botany and NSC 109 Maymester Seminar. NSC 109 meets at UT Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas on Feb 15-17, 2013.
Prerequisites: Upper division standing; Biology 311D; and one of the following courses: Biology 322, 324, 328, Marine Science 320, 352C; and three additional semester hours of coursework in biology.
Application deadline: November 1, 2012.
Questions about the program? Please contact the Office for Honors, Research and International Study at 512-232-9358, or stop by our office in Painter Hall 3.04.
Note Regarding Travel to Mexico: The US State Department has issued a travel warning for Mexico. The University's International Oversight Committee approved this program for 2011, as Akumal is outside the regions included in the warning. We are currently awaiting approval for the 2013 program.
We will keep students posted as we continue to monitor the situation in Akumal and other parts of Mexico and receive updates from our Study Abroad Office staff, the International Oversight Committee, and the State Department.
No University of Texas at Austin student, faculty, or staff can be required to travel to a Restricted Region (http://world.utexas.edu/risk/restrictedregions). Any participation in travel to a Restricted Region is strictly voluntary, and the participant assumes full responsibility for all risks associated with this travel.