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MARINE SCIENCE (MS)

Office: 1324 Science and Engineering Complex

The following courses are taught during the summer session at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on Dauphin Island, Alabama.

MS 304 Marine Geology. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: GEO 101.

Credit earned in this course may not be applied to the requirements of the biological sciences major or minor. Field sampling techniques, laboratory analysis of sediments, topography, sediments, and history of the world oceans.

MS 306 Marine Biology. 4 hours.
Prerequisites: BSC 114:115 or BSC 118, and BSC 116:117 or BSC 120.

Survey of the invertebrates, vertebrates, and marine plants as communities, with emphasis on local examples.

MS 398 Undergraduate Research. 1 to 4 hours.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, a written synopsis of the proposed project, and permission of a supervising faculty member.

A written report of the work performed is required. A maximum of 4 hours may be applied toward the interdisciplinary marine science degree.

MS 408 Marine Invertebrate Zoology. 4 hours.
Prerequisites: BSC 114:115 or BSC 118, and BSC 116:117 or BSC 120.

Comparative study of the major marine invertebrate phyla, protozoa through protochordates. The focus is on their morphology, physiology, ecology, and phylogenetic relationships.

MS 411 Marsh Ecology. 4 hours.
Prerequisites: General chemistry, general physics, general biology, BSC 385, and MATH 125 or MATH 145.

Study of the floral and faunal elements of various marine marsh communities. The interaction of physical and biological factors is emphasized. Field trips acquaint students with regional examples of marsh types.

MS 419 Marine Ecology. 4 hours.
Prerequisites: General chemistry, general physics, general biology, BSC 385, and MATH 125 or MATH 145.

Bioenergetics, community structure, population dynamics, predation, competition, and specialization in marine ecosystems.

MS 433 Coastal Zone Management: 2 hours.

Review of ecological features, physical management policies for coastal communities, and a description of relevant federal and state programs.

MS 448 Introduction to Oceanography. 4 hours.
Prerequisites: General physics, general biology, and MATH 125 or MATH 145.

A general introduction to the oceans, with emphasis on chemical, physical, and geological processes and their relation to biological systems.

MS 452 Marine Vertebrate Zoology. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: BSC 373 or BSC 400.

Systematics, zoogeography, and ecology of marine vertebrates.

MS 453 Marine Botany. 4 hours.
Prerequisite: BSC 360 or BSC 371.

Reproduction, taxonomy, systematics, distribution, and ecology of the major marine plant groups.

MS 497 Special Topics. 1 to 4 hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

A marine science topic not covered in other courses. The credit hours and format are determined as appropriate to the topic. Offered according to demand and instructor availability.


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