298 Communicating in Biological Sciences (3 credits)
Combined lecture-lab sessions impart essential
knowledge and skills in technical writing, poster
design, and oral presentations for successful,
effective communication for life science majors.
Research papers, lab reports, project proposals,
conference presentations are covered. Open to majors
in biology, marine biology, botany, microbiology,
zoology, bio-systems, animal science and related.
PRE: 171, 171L, 172,
172L; ENG 100.
BIOL 397 Biology of Marine Reptiles
Covers an advanced overview of marine reptiles,
snakes, marine iguanas, salt water crocodiles and
sea turtles, with an
emphasis on the latter. Aspect of their biology,
conservation and management, and cultural
significance, particularly in
the Pacific region. Optional field trips. PRE: 265,
265L or consent.
Marine Mammal Biology (3 credits)
Students will be exposed to an overview of the
marine mammal science field and gain both a local
and global perspective on marine mammal adaptations
necessary for an aquatic existence. Marine
mammal significance and role within the marine
ecosystem will be covered. Students will
discuss marine conservation issues, means for
testing and assessing environmental impacts and
practical steps for knowledge application.
Students will learn literature search techniques,
data analysis skills and basic statistical
applications through the group project component.
Current research topics and interest areas in marine
mammal science will also be covered. Pre: BIOL 171/L
& 172/L or Consent
MICR 401 & 401L Marine
Microbiology & Lab (3/1 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students
to the evolution, ecology,
biochemistry, genetics and physiology of marine
bacteria by examining
defined systems and organisms. Pre: BIOL 265/L,
275/L, 301/L & OCN 201 or Consent.
Restricted to BS Marine Biology Majors.
BIOL 403 Field Problems in
Marine Biology (4 credits) (Summer Only)
This intensive, 5-week course will be conducted
at the Hawaii Institute of
Marine Biology at Coconut Island (Kaneohe Bay,
Oahu) for the first time in
May 2004. It will , provide an integrated program
of intensive lectures,
laboratory experiments, and field surveys. The
program will focus on the
biological and physical processes that shape the
lives of the marine organisms. Pre: BIOL 265/L,
275/L, 301/L & OCN 201 or Consent
BIOL 404 Advanced Topics
in Marine Biology (3 credits)
This course is designed to expose seniors to current
themes in marine
biology as well as to provide them with experience
assessment. Previous course work, laboratory,
and research experiences will
be incorporated into the lecture sessions. Pre:
BIOL 265/L, 275/L, 301/L & OCN 201: or MICR
351/L or consent.