Catalog 2021-2022

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MAR 301 Physical Oceanography

A study of the physical properties of seawater, global heat balance, hydrodynamics, ocean currents, waves, tides, and underwater sound and optics. Lecture only.

Credit Hours: 4
(NS)

Prerequisites

Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHY 201 or PHY 206

MAR 310 Biological Oceanography

Introduction to marine organisms, factors controlling their distribution and abundance, and the adaptations to and interactions with their environment. This course will emphasize the importance of trophic interactions in biogeochemical cycling, carbon flow, productivity and climate control. At least one weekend field excursion will be required.
Credit Hours: 4
(NS) (Category III)

Prerequisites

Biology lower-core curriculum, MAR 200

Corequisites

MAR 310L

MAR 310L Biological Oceanography Laboratory

Introduction to marine organisms, factors controlling their distribution and abundance, and the adaptations to and interactions with their environment. This course will emphasize the importance of trophic interactions in biogeochemical cycling, carbon flow, productivity and climate control. At least one weekend field excursion will be required.
Credit Hours: 0

Prerequisites

Biology lower-core curriculum, MAR 200

Corequisites

MAR 310

MAR 327 Marine Botany

Studies the ecology, physiology and communities of marine primary producers with emphases on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Topics explored are phytoplankton, benthic macroalgae, mangroves, seagrass and saltmarsh communities.

Credit Hours: 4
(NS) (Category II)

Prerequisites

Biology lower-core curriculum and MAR 200.

Corequisites

MAR 327L

MAR 327L Marine Botany Laboratory

Studies the ecology, physiology and communities of marine primary producers with emphases on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Topics explored are phytoplankton, benthic macroalgae, mangroves, seagrass and saltmarsh communities.
Credit Hours: 0

Prerequisites

Biology lower-core curriculum and MAR 200.

Corequisites

MAR 327

MAR 344 Coral Reefs

This course examines coral reef ecosystems, including their biology, ecology, geologic setting, chemical and physical characteristics and the impact of global climate change on this ecosystem type. Immediately after the end of the spring semester, students will participate in a 14-day study abroad experience at the Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences on the island of Roatan in Honduras.

Credit Hours: 4
(NS) (Category II)

Prerequisites

BIO 198, BIO 198L, BIO 199, and BIO 199L, permission of instructor; MAR 100 or its equivalent is required