Feb 26, 2024  
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SMS 404 - Capstone Seminar in Marine Science

Seminar required of all SMS students, preferably in the semester when SMS 400 is first elected. Students will discuss selected special topics in marine sciences with emphasis on principles of scientific communication (e.g., process, traditional and electronic styles of publication, ethics). Students will develop and present synopses of their SMS 400 projects in the seminar using IT tools (e.g. PowerPoint for oral presentations and preparation of poster displays.

General Education Requirements: Together with SMS 400, this course satisfies both the Writing Intensive and Capstone Experience.  A minimum of 3 credits of SMS 400 & 1 credit of SMS 404 are needed to fulfill either requirement.

Prerequisites: 12 credit hours of SMS courses and a minimum of 60 credit hours in all university courses (junior standing); students are advised to complete SMS 400 and SMS 404 during their senior year.

Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Credits: 1