2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 113 - Marine Organisms & the Ocean

1 course unit
As a basis for understanding marine organisms and their lifestyle, this course will study the geological origins of oceans and plate tectonics, the nature of seawater, ocean bottom sediments, and the atmosphere and its relationship with the oceans, waves, tides, and currents. Studies will include marine ecosystems, open ocean plankton and nekton, and organisms of the ocean bottom. The effects of human activities on ocean life will also be discussed. Course can be used to satisfy the earth science requirement for secondary education.
Prerequisite(s): Students who have taken BIO 150 , BIO 151 , or BIO 152  need permission of the instructor to enroll.
Meets general academic requirement S or SC .



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