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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SMS 352 - Semester-by-the-Sea: Marine Ecology

Marine communities and ecological interactions are studied through lectures, field trips along the rocky shore of Maine and laboratories.  Concepts of biodiversity, the food web and the role of physical and biological limiting factors are developed.  Critical and creative thinking and problem solving are enhanced by designing and conducting experiments to test hypotheses.  Data analysis and scientific report writing are emphasized. Students revise subsequent reports based on extensive critiques from the instructor(s).  Instructor critique each week covers elements of composition style and conventions used in scientific writing.  (Taught at the Darling Marine Center.) Course may have field trips during class times.

General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 4