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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SMS 354 - The Arctic Ocean: A Question-based Approach to Learning Marine Sciences

The purpose of the course is to challenge students to apply their knowledge of the marine science to answer questions about the ocean.  The course is organized around the Arctic Ocean (AO).  Students will work together to examine diverse issues concerning the rapid changes that occur in this environment at multiple spatial, temporal and organizational scales, and the global implications of these changes.  Students will be encouraged to apply information from their introductory coursework and readings from the primary literature. These questions are designed to connect the theme to basic concepts from oceanography, marine biology, the Earth climate system and human-ocean interactions.

Prerequisites: SMS 100, CHY 121 and CHY 123 and Junior Standing

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3