DEPARTMENT OF MARINE SCIENCE
BIOL 234 - Morphology of Non-Vascular Plants
Prerequisites: Biology 170 and 180
Course Goal: Provide students with an opportunity to systematically study various nonvascular plants, including: algae, bacteria, viruses, fungi and bacteria.
Course Topic: Students study the structure, reproduction, ecology and evolution of algae, bacteria, viruses, fungi and bacteria.
Assessment Methods: Students are evaluated by a means of lecture and laboratory examinations in addition to credit assigned their field collections.
Instructional Methods: This is carried out by means of lecture-discussions, including slide presentations of organisms and laboratory and field experiences.
Laboratory Manual on Nonvascular Plants, and information on the University class files, Q drive.
BIOL 258 - Extended Field Studies – Limnology
Prerequisite: Must take concurrently with Biology 341
A five-day field trip in south-central Ohio or southwestern Virginia is offered as an optional field experience.
BIOL 341 - Limnology
Prerequisites: Biology 170 and 180 and Chemistry 121 and 162
This writing intensive course offers a study of inland aquatic ecosystems with emphasis on lakes and streams. Physical, chemical, and biological features are studied and numerous field experiences supplement lectures. Literature reviews and an exhaustive bibliographic research paper concerning an appropriate limnological topic, one lecture test, and three laboratory practicals are parts of the requirements of this lecture/laboratory course.
Geology 150 - Physical Geology
Open to all students, except those who have previously taken Geology 110B-115B or 160B.
Geology 150 is a comprehensive introduction to the science of geology. The course is recommended for students who are interested in the possibility of a geology major or minor, other science majors, or any student who desires a more comprehensive treatment of geology. Concepts and topics include: (1) the structure and constitution of the Earth, (2) internal and surficial processes, (3) recent research concerning the nature and origin of the continents and ocean basins, and (4) methodology, experimentation, and observations used by geologists in attempting to understand the physical and biological evolution of Earth through time. Videos, slides, demonstrations and field trips augment the course. The lab includes an introduction to the use of topographic maps, aerial photographs, and geologic maps. Lab manual fee of $5 is billed directly.
Geology 340 - Earth History
Prerequisite: Geology 260
The objectives of the course are to (1) develop the skills, and learn to use the tools with which to decipher Earth’s history, and (2) learn the general history of Earth and its life forms (as preserved in the fossil record) with emphasis on the North American continent. Students will learn to look at outcrops and geologic maps and interpret the geologic history of a particular area. Students will develop the ability to conjure up an image of a particular setting given a place and geologic time period. Slides and field trips augment the course.