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Fall 2023

Oceans, Humans & Environmental Health

Course numbers: BIO 373LA
Curriculum codes: NS,R, W
Course Description: Sensory physiological principles with emphasis on visual and chemical cues. Laboratories will use behavior to measure physiological processes.
Instructors: Daniel Rittschof, Ph.D. 

Course numbers: BIOLOGY 308A, ENVIRON 308A, GLHLTH 308A, MARSCI 308A
Curriculum codes: CCI, N, STS 
Course Description: This course will tie human and environmental health concerns explicitly to environmental water quality and disease transmission as well as the ecosystem services provided by marine environments that are valuable to both human and environmental health. For example, while sensitive to human impacts such as overfishing and eutrophication, coral reefs provide ecosystem services in the form of tourism, fisheries, storm protection and recreation while also providing critical habitat for marine organisms.
Instructors: Dana E. Hunt, Ph.D.

Course numbers: ENVIRON 573A
Curriculum codes: NS, STS 
Course Description: Sources, fate, and effects of organic, inorganic, and particulate pollutants in the marine environment. Topics include oil spills, coastal eutrophication, marine debris, harmful algae, sewage contamination, dredging, and emerging contaminants. Methods for measuring pollution in the marine environment and consequences for human and ecological health will be discussed. Case studies of impacted marine environments will be highlighted. Short local field trips possible. 
Instructors: P. Lee Ferguson, Ph.D.

Course numbers: TBD
Curriculum codes: TBD
Course Description: TBD
Instructors: TBD


Course Numbering

    • 0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
    • 100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
    • 200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
    • 400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
    • 500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates