SCI 119 Coastal Science

An overview of the physical and biological structure of our southern New England coastline and the factors, including humans, which act on it. Particular emphasis will be given to consideration of the processes which shape the shoreline and to the biology and ecology of the most significant organisms of coastal communities such as salt marshes, sand dunes, rock shores and beaches. There will be several field trips to study local examples of the features and communities discussed.  Prerequisite: One year of high school laboratory science or one semester of college laboratory science .  Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.  Instructional Support Fee applies. Competency met: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery (3.0)
4 credits  Fall
4 credits
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