Undergraduate Courses
  • MS 103: Marine Ecology
    Fall 4 Units


    Field-oriented introduction to the interrelationship between marine and estuarine organisms and their environment; emphasis on quantitative data collection and analysis.

    Prerequisites:
    Ecology, statistics (or concurrent registration in MS104), consent of instructor.

    Self enrolment
  • MS 105: Marine Science Diving
    Fall 3 Units

    Skin and SCUBA diving course, pool-training culminates in ten ocean dives. Topics covered include diving physics, physiology, diving environments, night diving and research diving. Successful completion gives AAUS and MLML scientific diver certification. Not for major credit.

    Prerequisites:
    CERTIFIED SCUBA DIVER (OR EQUIVALENCY AS DETERMINED BY INSTRUCTOR), upper division science major status, thorough physical examination, ability to pass swimming test, instructor's consent.

    Self enrolment
  • MS 112: Marine Birds and Mammals Fall 4 Units Systematics, morphology, ecology and biology of marine turtles, birds, and mammals. Prerequisites: Upper division college vertebrate zoology or instructor's consent; MS 103 recommended.

    Self enrolment
  • MS 113: Marine Ichthyology

    Spring 4 Units

    A description of the taxonomy, morphology and ecology of marine fishes. Both field and laboratory work concentrate on the structure, function and habits of marine fishes and the ecological interactions of these fishes with their biotic and abiotic surroundings.

    Prerequisites:

    College zoology or equivalent or consent of instructor; MS 103 recommended.

    Self enrolment
  • MS 135: Physiology of Marine Algae Fall 4 Units Understanding the adaptations of marine algae to their environment. Physiological topics will incude respiration, enzyme activity, and biochemical composition. Hands-on experience in basic electronic instrumentation, chemical separations, optical measurements, culturing methods and radioisotope techniques. Designed for students interested in the biology of seaweeds and phytoplankton. Prerequisites: MS 103, 131, 144 or consent of instructor.

    Self enrolment
  • MS 141: Geological Oceanography
    Fall 4 Units


    A study of the structures, physiography, and sediments of the sea bottom and shoreline.

    Prerequisites:
    Instructor's consent; undergraduate course in general geology recommended

    Self enrolment
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