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Carolyn Friedman
FISH 250
Seattle Campus

Marine Biology

Lecture-laboratory course in marine biology focusing on physical, biological, and social aspects of the marine environment. Topics include oceanography, ecology, physiology, behavior, conservation, fisheries, exploration, and activism. Weekend field trip. Honors section research project. Offered: jointly with BIOL 250/OCEAN 250.

Class description

Our marine biology class is a lecture-laboratory course focusing on both physical and biological aspects of the marine environment. The topics we will cover include oceanography, ecology, physiology, behavior, fisheries, and conservation.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites. Appropriate for freshmen.

Class assignments and grading

Participation will be evaluated based on clicker responses. You can earn up to 2.5 points for each day in lecture. Because we understand that you will occasionally need to miss class, we will drop your two lowest clicker scores.

Midterm I: Multiple choice exam that may include questions from all lecture and reading material covered until this point.

Midterm II: Cumulative, multiple choice exam that may include questions from all lectures readings. The focus will be on material covered from the first midterm through to the second.

Final Exam: Cumulative, multiple choice exam that may include questions from all lectures and in the readings. The focus will be on material from the second midterm to the end of the class.

Written Assignment: There will be one written assignment that requires you to attend a relevant seminar outside of class, complete a library search activity, and answer questions about the seminar attended.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Linda Murdock
Date: 10/12/2009