Patrick John Christie
Examination of various aspects of marine studies. Content varies, depending upon the interests of the faculty and students. Intended for the joint participation by the faculty and advanced students in the investigation of selected topics. One or more groups are organized each quarter.
Applied, socio-ecological research on the impacts of marine conservation efforts is critical to improving effectiveness. There is a growing niche for specialists who conduct such evaluative research. This reading and analytic seminar will explore this topic through readings from the peer reviewed and grey literature considering domestic and international programs. Students will co-design the reading list and topics with the teacher, and will facilitate discussions with their peers. Students can also engage in data analysis as part of their graduate research.
Student learning goals
Students will become will become familiar with the marine socio-ecological research literature.
Students will accomplish graduate level data analysis.
General method of instruction
Readings, discussion, data analysis.
Graduate student standing.
Class assignments and grading
Students will receive a participation grade for each class meeting based on their demonstrated mastery of readings, constructive contribution to discussion, and progress toward data analysis goals. No mid-term or final exam will be given.
Quality of analysis and meaningful participation in class.