OCB3043 - Marine Biolology and Oceanographgy - Section 51 - Credits: 3
OCB3043 "Marine Biology and Oceanography" is a 3 credit
course intended to introduce majors in Biology and majors in Marine Biology to the
principles of the biology of organisms in the marine environment with special emphasis
on the zonation of marine live, on regional, vertical and temporal scales, as adaptation
to the physical and chemical environment in the oceans. For more information on specific
topics, see the class schedule.
Time and Location: Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30 - 10:45 a.m. Class room: MS (Marine
Textbook: Carol M Lalli & Timothy Parsons // Biological Oceanography: An
Introduction, 2nd edition // Butterworth-Heinemann Publishers // (c) 1997 // ISBN
0750633840 // Price: paperback $49.95
Additional material will be presented during the class that might require taking notes.
Most important additional materials will be distributed online.
Complementary material not included in the textbook but discussed during the classes or
provided online might be subject of examinations. Attending the classes
regularly will provide substantial advantage towards examinations.
Contact: Office: AC-1 Room 379; Phone: (305) 919 5882; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Wednesdays, 10:30 to 12:00 a.m. or by appointment (use preferably e-mail).
Office hours are intended solely for discussion of academic issues.
Significance of Course: This course is required for students
that intend to follow a B.S. degree in Marine Biology.
Prerequisites for participation in this course are successful
completion of courses BSC1010 "General Biology I" and BSC1011 "General Biology II" or
Expectations: Regular class attendance is expected. Online lecture notes are posted
to facilitate learning in addition to the textbook. Information in the online lecture notes
that are not in the textbook might still be part of examinations. All students are required
to maintain an active e-mail account. All announcements concerning this course will be made
by e-mail and on the NEWS web page (see menu above). Students are responsible to check the
NEWS web page regularly and to check their e-mail. Only FIU email addresses will be
used for communication. Students who do not use their FIU email regularly are urged
to follow the simple guidelines for automatic email forwarding from their FIU account
to their private email address. Information will not be re-mailed if FIU email accounts
refuse acceptance of emails due to "over quota".