An exciting array of courses are available to upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in Fall 2020. Students can live at Hatfield Marine Science Center and create their plan of study from courses in coastal and ocean science, resource management and policy, and outreach and education. The Fall program includes the signature field-oriented course in Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (CERM) FW 426/526. This five-credit course is taught by a team of faculty and agency scientists and is based at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. The class consists of a one-week intensive field lab and lecture series, followed by weekly seminars, discussions, and field trips for the term. Students learn basic biological, chemical, and physical processes of coastal habitats and some of the issues associated with human use of coastal resources.
Courses come from OSU’s Fisheries and Wildlife Department, College of Education, and College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Topics range from marine mammals and coastal estuarine ecology to conservation biology and science education. Opportunities for research experience and internships provide additional pathways for students to gain experience in their fields of interest.
|FW 407 - Seminar: Marine Science|
|FW 419 - Natural History of Whales and Whaling||4||Fall|
|FW 426/526 - Coastal Ecology and Resource Management||5||Fall|
|FW 434/534 - Estuarine Ecology||4||Fall|
|FW 464 - Marine Conservation Biology||3||Fall|
|FW 469/569 - Methods in Physiology and Behavior of Marine Megafauna||3||Fall|
|FW 474/574 - Early Life History of Fishes||4||Fall, alternating years|
|OC 434 - Estuarine Ecology||4||Fall|
|SED 435/535 - Communicating Ocean Science to Informal Audiences||3||Fall|
|BI/ENSC/FW/OC 401 - Research and Scholarship||1-16||Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring|
|BI/ENSC/FW/OC 410 - Internship||1-16||Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring|
|OC 515 – Oregon Coast Math Camp||3||Fall intersession|
|OC 534 - Estuarine Ecology||4||Fall|
|GEO 508 – Intensive Field Camp in Risk and Uncertainty Quantification in Marine Science and Policy||3||Fall intersession|