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2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSCI 391 - Marine Science Mash-up

Fall (1) Canuel

Marine scientists conduct research in areas such as biological oceanography, earth science, fisheries science, and the physical sciences (e.g., physical and chemical oceanography). Scientists in this discipline are also engaged in collaborative research that crosses over these fields of study and connects to fields outside the natural sciences such as the social sciences, government and law, economics, and communication. This 1-credit course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of marine science through presentations by faculty conducting marine science research at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, and neighboring institutions. By meeting these people and completing course assignments students will learn about how marine scientists study these topics, the availability of opportunities for student research, and the potential benefits of pursuing Marine Sciences as a career.