Dec 05, 2021  
2021 - 2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021 - 2022 Undergraduate Catalog

MSCI 331 - Field Studies in Coastal Marine Environments


Credits: (3)
Prerequisite(s): MSCI 330  or GEOL 330  or BIOL 330  or ENSP 249  - Course will be offered at VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory.
This course focuses on fundamental processes in marine science through the examination of the near shore, barrier island, coastal lagoon, and salt marsh environments along Virginia’s outer coast. Through a series of field trips, lectures, laboratory exercises and independent projects, students will examine the fauna and flora of the region and learn how natural and anthropogenic factors shape these coastal ecosystems. Housing is provided in dormitories at the VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory and meals are also included.
The $150 course fee covers the cost of housing and meals.