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EVR 5145 - Ecotoxicology - 3 credit(s)
Studies of the principles of pharamacology and toxicology, toxicity testing, various types of toxicants (natural and anthropogenic), their transport and fate, risk assessment, and examination of case studies.
EVS 4814 - Environmental Toxicology - 3 credit(s)
Ecotoxicology, natural and anthropogenic contaminants, toxicological assessments, bio-indicators, biological effects of contaminants and mechanisms of response inorganisms, properties, transport, fate and effects of various contaminant groups in terrestrial and aquatic environments, risk assessment and remediation efforts.
EVS 6970 - Master's Thesis - 1 to 9 credit(s)
Original research in Environmental, biological, and Marine Sciences. Project to be chosen by the student in consultation with Thesis Major Advisor, advising committee and the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
GLY 3603C - Geobiology - 3 credit(s)
Reviews the basic principles of paleontology and its application to problems in the geological, biological & evironmental sciences.
GLY 4074C - Meterology & Climatology - 3 credit(s)
Atmospheric processes of weather and climate and their effects upon marine and terrestrial systems are explored. Historical records of climate and the methods employed in their study are introduced and used to understand modeling of future climate change.
GLY 4574C - Sediment Dynamics - 3 credit(s)
Covers fundamental sedimentary processes (erosion, transport and deposition) of coastal and estuarine environments and their effects on the coastal geomorphologic features.
GLY 4702C - Coastal & Watershed Geology - 3 credit(s)
Considers those geological and hydrological processes that occur at the Earth's surface. Topics include: physical and chemical weathering, soil formation, sedimentology and stratigraphy, geomorphology and physiogrophy, surface and groundwater hydrology, and human-induced effects and environmental problems.
GLY 5575C - Sediment Dynamics - 3 credit(s)
Surveys theoretical description of fluid and sediment dynamics, fundamental sedimentary processes (erosion, transport and deposition) of coastal and estuarine environments, and their effects on the geomorphic features such as estuaries, deltas and coasts.
ISC 3120 - Scientific Process - 3 credit(s)
Introduction to the philosophy, methodology and ethics of scientific practice via classroom discussion and literature review. Focus on philosophical and practical differences between physical & historical science; hypothesis generation and testing; experimental design; construction of a research proposal; composition of a scientific paper; oral presentation; and critical review.
ISC 3145C - Global Systems - 3 credit(s)
Interdisciplinary introduction to the dynamic and interactive process which shape our planet. Focus on the physical, biological, and chemical processes which have defined the composition of each of the four "spheres" of the planet (biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere) throughout the earth's 4.5 billion years of history.
ISC 4910 - Sr. Proj Rsch Intrdisc Nat Sci - 2 credit(s)
Research projects designed to hone skills in applying research principles and obtaining practice in data collection and analysis, or certain aspects of research are carried out by one or more students under the supervision of a faculty member.
ISC 4940 - Internship in Interdis Nat Sci - 2 to 4 credit(s)
Supervised internship in a field or laboratory setting. A Satisfactory "S" or Unsatisfactory "U" grade will be assigned.
OCB 4043C - Marine Ecology - 3 credit(s)
Investigates the interactions of biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) factors in a marine setting. Diverse environments such as sea grasses, mud flats, coral and mullusc reefs, and the impact of pollution will be examined.
OCB 6635 - Estuarine Ecology - 3 credit(s)
Ecological examination of estuarine systems. Treatment will include: estuarine organisms and their adaptations; community structure and dynamics; and human impact on estuarine systems. Course structure includes lecture and review and discussion of relevant literature.
OCB 6646 - Marine Biogeography - 3 credit(s)
Examination of the geographical distribution of animals in the marine environment. Treatment will include historical as well as contemporary biogeography, biogeography of the major benthic and pelagic realms of the oceans, and the relationship between geographic patterns and evolution.
OCB 6931 - Special Topics in Ichthyology - 1 to 4 credit(s)
Examines the phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary trends among major groups of both extinct and modern fishes. Fish physiology, ecology, zoogeography and evolution are examined using the primary literature.
OCC 4002C - Marine Chemistry - 3 credit(s)
This course will focus on the chemical composition of seawater, seawater carbonate system, nutrients, trace elements and biogeochemistry.
OCC 5115C - Advanced Marine Chemistry - 3 credit(s)
Focus on the chemical composition of seawater, carbonate system, nutrients, trace elements and biogeochemistry. (Permission of instructor required)
OCE 1001C - Marine Systems - 3 credit(s)
Interdisciplinary introduction (for non-majors) to the study of the world's oceans. Students become acquainted with basic scientific and oceanographic concepts through a hands-on exploration of the marine environments of Southwest Florida. Topics may include the role of the oceans in determining weather and climate; environmental stress and marine mammals; building on moving beaches; and estuaries nurseries of the sea. Lecture, laboratory and field experiences are fully integrated in this general education course designed primarily for students with a concentration other than in the natural sciences.
OCE 3003C - Physical Oceanography - 3 credit(s)
Describes physical processes influencing the oceans and coastal environments, the interaction of the ocean with the atmosphere, and the distribution of oceanic winds, currents, heat fluxes and water masses.
OCE 3008C - Oceanography - 3 credit(s)
A systems approach to the study of the world's oceans integrating elements of biological, chemical, geological and physical oceanography. Examination of basic oceanographic principals and processes, with a focus on marine ecosystems of Southwest Florida.
OCG 6053 - Coastal & Watershed Geol - 3 credit(s)
Considers those geological and hydrological processes that occur at the Earth's surface. Topics include: physical and chemical weathering, soil formation, sedimentology and stratigraphy, geomorphology and physiogrophy, surface and groundwater hydrology, and humban-induced effects and enviornmental problems.
PCB 3043C - General Ecology - 3 credit(s)
Basic concepts of ecology at population, community, ecosystem, and landscape levels will be studied in integrated lectures, laboratory, and field exercises.
PCB 3414C - Behavioral Ecology - 3 credit(s)
Key behavioral adaptations of invertebrates and vertebrates to their environments will be studied in integrated lectures, laboratory, and field exercises involving such topics as exploration, habitat selection, feeding, reproduction, and social behavior. The adaptive roles of innate and learned behavior will be discussed in relation to different behaviors.
PCB 3460C - Ecosystem Monit & Resea Method - 3 credit(s)
Overview of ecological concepts and basic methods of inventorying, monitoring, and conducting research on terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. Emphasis on hands-on experiences. Methods will include those used in describing climatic, chemical, and physical features as well as biotic features, including field identification. The field emphasis will be on Southwest Florida ecosystems.
PCB 3463C - Marine Ecos Mon & Res Method - 3 credit(s)
Basic methods of inventorying, monitoring, and conducting research on marine ecosystems. Emphasis on hands-on experiences. Methods will include those used in describing climatic, chemical, and physical features as well as biotic features. The field emphasis will be on Southwest Florida ecosystems. Permission of the instructor.
PCB 4303C - Limnology - 3 credit(s)
An interdisciplinary approach to the examination of inland waters including lakes, streams, marshes, and swamps. Emphasis on the biotic, chemical and geological components of these aquatic ecosystems using Florida wetlands as models. The course is intended for students with interests in biology, environmental studies, and/or interdisciplinary natural sciences. Permission of instructor.
PCB 6064C - Advanced Ecology - 3 credit(s)
Overview of major concepts in ecology with an emphasis on mathematical analytical techniques. Topics include: flows of energy and matter; temporal dynamics; community structure and dynamics; and human impact on ecosystems. Course structure includes lecture, laboratory and field studies and discussion of relevant literature.
ZOO 4454C - Ichthyology - 3 credit(s)
Tracks the rise and evolution of fishes and examines the adaptations in form and function that underlie their success. Emphasis will be placed on Southwest Florida fishes.