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.
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
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.