OCB 1000 Introduction to Marine Biology

This course is for non-science majors. It explores the natural history of marine organisms, their taxonomic relationships and their interactions with each other. The evolutionary processes of various marine organisms and the scheme of biological classification are introduced. The fundamentals of marine biological science are provided with special emphasis placed upon observable major marine phyla in the local area and the interrelationships between individual organisms within these phyla and how they relate to world wide marine environments.

3 credits