Marine Biology

Course Description

A general survey of the ecosystems and diversity of life in the marine environment. An introduction to the sciences of geological, chemical and physical oceanography as the basis to understand the environment where marine organisms exist is included. A comparative approach is used to study the physiological and anatomical adaptations of the different marine organisms to their environment. Compares the ecology of the major marine ecosystems including: the epipelagic, deep sea, hydrothermal vents, intertidal, estuaries, coral reefs and polar regions. Major aspects of evolutionary, cell and molecular theory, and the scientific method are addressed throughout the course.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
22466 BIOL 13 2 ·T·R··· 09:30 AM-11:20 AM Jason Bram MLC103
···R··· 11:30 AM-02:20 PM S51

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2019-09-23 to 2019-12-13.

Course Details

5 Units
Four hours lecture, three hours laboratory (84 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or ESL 5.
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