Course descriptions

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MARINE SCIENCE (MAR)

151. Introduction to Ocean Science. 3 hrs. Survey of the physical, chemical, geological and biological features of the ocean

151L. Introduction to Ocean Science Laboratory. 1 hr. Pre- or Corequisite: MAR 151. Elementary exercises for interpreting oceanographic data and samples

210. The Oceans. 3 hrs. An introduction to the complimentary geological, chemical, physical, and biological features which define the character and behavior of the world's oceans.

300. Marine Science I: Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: college algebra, eight hours of chemistry and eight hours biological sciences. For upper division science majors. An introduction to biological, chemical, geological and physical marine sciences

300L. Marine Science I Laboratory. 2 hrs. A laboratory for MAR 300

301. Marine Science II: Marine Biology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: eight hours of biological sciences and MAR 300. An introduction to marine biology with emphasis on local fauna and flora

301L. Marine Science II Laboratory. 2 hrs. A laboratory for MAR 301

310. Field Methods in Marine Science. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 107, BSC 111. An introduction to the methods used in the collection and analysis of marine science field data.

366. Ocean Acoustics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 168 and PHY 202. Corequisite: MAR 366L. An introduction to the principles of the generation, transmission and reception of acoustic waves in the ocean

366L. Ocean Acoustics Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: MAR 366. A laboratory course designed to accompany MAR 366 Ocean Acoustics

367. Waves and Tides. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 168; PHY 112 or 202. Introduction to ocean circulation dynamics, including wind-generated waves and numerical simulation of tides

401. Biological Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Biological processes in the ocean and the influence of biotic and abiotic factors on these processes

401L. Biological Oceanography Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany MAR 401

402. Marine Environmental Science. 3 hrs. A study of the problems that affect the coastal and nearshore environments of the Gulf of Mexico

411. Remote Sensing of the Ocean. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 168; PHY 112 or 202. Introduction to the theory and uses of remote sensing technology in the marine sciences.

412. Introduction to Hydrography. 3 hrs. Introduction to nautical charting surveys, surveys in support of port management and coastal engineering and offshore industrial surveys

413. Management of Oceanographic Data. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAR 310. Introduction to oceanographic data aquisition and management (computer competency requirement).

414. Marine GIS. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: GHY 417/L. Introduction to the use of data in a marine geographic information system to collect, analyze, and display marine information

415. Marine Metadata. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: GHY 417/L. An introduction to the content satndards, structure, and utilization of digital marine geospatial metadata records

416. Nautical Science. 2 hrs. Introduction to navigation including rules of the road, nautical charts and navigational publications; overview of safety and seamanship, including safe practice and ship behavior

417. Ocean Policy and Management. 3 hrs. The examination of marine science and ocean policy issues, including coastal zone management, Law of the Sea and other national and international policies

431. Basic Marine Science Instrumentation. 3 hrs. Introduction of principal instruments, devices and systems used to measure pressure, temperature, conductivity and speed of sound in the ocean

441. Marine Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 100, MAT 168, or permission of instructor. Sea water chemistry and cycles and their impact on the marine environment

441L. Marine Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory for MAR 441

443. Environmental Estuarine Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 111, CHE 256, MAT 179, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MAR 443L. Sources, reactions, transport, fate and effects of environmental chemical species in aquatic environments with special emphasis on estuaries

443L. Environmental Estuarine Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: MAR 443. A laboratory for MAR 443

456. Techniques in Marine Science Education. 3 hrs. Marine resources of Mississippi. May be taken as SCE 456

457. Marine Science for Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAR/SCE 456 or permission of instructor. Advance topics in marine science. May be taken as SCE 457

458. Marine Science for Elementary Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be taken as SCE 435

459. Coastal Ecology for Teachers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: MAR 459L. Designed to provide teachers with a background in basic coastal ecology (May be taken as SCE 459.)

459L. Coastal Ecology for Teachers Laboratory. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: for MAR 459 (May be taken as SCE 459L.)

461. Physical Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PHY 112 or 202 and MAT 168 or permission of instructor. An introduction to the physical properties of the oceans

461L. Physical Oceanography Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory for MAR 461

466. Acoustics. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 471 or permission of instructor. Principles of the generation, transmission and reception of acoustic waves

481. Geological Oceanography. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Study of the formation and deformation of the oceanic crust and the distribution and character of marine sediments

481L. Geological Oceanography Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory for MAR 481

482. Coastal Marine Geology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: six hours in geology. Inshore and nearshore geological processes, sedimentation patterns and land forms. May be taken as GLY 431

485. Microcomputer Applications in Marine Science Instrumentation. 3 hrs. Introduction to programming and hardware concepts relevant for marine science applications

489. Marine Science Seminar. 1 hr. Current topics in marine science explored via student discussion and presentation; may be repeated for credit (oral communication requirement)

490. Special Problems in Marine Science. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Independent research

491. Special Topics in Marine Science. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Directed study in area for which no formal courses are offered

497. Senior Practicum. 2 hrs. Exercises and experiences to evaluate and develop or improve selected key professional skills through speech and writing intensive activities (Senior capstone)


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)