MNS Course Descriptions

Lower Division Courses

 

MNS 307: INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY

Introduction to the sciences of oceanography: geological, physical, and biological. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. 

MNS 308: HUMANS AND A CHANGING OCEAN

The consequences of human-induced alteration of the marine environment including the impact on fisheries, marine mammals, food-web changes, and changes in species composition and ecological function will be explored. Designed for non-science majors. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. 

MNS 310: FUNDAMENTALS OF MARINE SCIENCE

Designed for students pursuing a degree option in Marine and Freshwater Science. In-depth introduction to physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes in marine systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.