2012 Spring Mini-Session
January 3-13, 2012
Three classes will be offered in a spring mini-session in 2012. The mini-session is a great opportunity for students to gain knowledge marine and coastal sciences in an intensive field and laboratory oriented learning atmosphere.
This course explores the highly diverse avian habitats found along the Mississippi Gulf Coast with a focus on the study of avian ecology in the field. Class activities will include a significant emphasis on the use of both sight and sound as means of field identification. During this course students will explore barrier island nesting grounds, cruise the pristine Pascagoula River area, and explore local marshes and other unique coastal habitats. Students will also be introduced to a variety of ornithology field techniques including bird-banding, call-broadcast surveys, and monitoring methodologies.
Prerequisites: Two semesters of biology or permission of instructor (Ecology recommended but not required.)
Gulf of Mexico: Impacts, Status, Future
Coastal Marine Geology
This introductory class discusses basic geological principles required for the understanding of the origins, development and significance of various coastal and nearshore environments, processes and landforms. Coastal field trips will illustrate these highly dynamic and ever-changing coastal environments.
Prerequisites: Two semesters of science or permission of instructor.
Dr. Ervin Otvos
Coastal Marine Geology, COA 409/509
Three semester hours credit. Course field fee is $100.
Applications for the spring mini-session classes are now being accepted. To apply, submit all paperwork and a non-refundable $35.00 application fee (not applicable to current USM students) by December 2, 2011, to:
Office of Student Services
Department of Coastal Sciences
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Attn: Margaret Firth
703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Tuition per semester hour:
- Undergraduate: $244.00
- Graduate: $325.00
Room and Board: $480.00
- Undergraduate: $5.50 per credit hour
- Graduate: $7.35 per credit hour
Field Fees: $100.00
Coordinator of Educational Programs
Margaret Firth, Undergraduate Programs Specialist