WINTER AND SPRING TERMS

  

Introductory Hands-on Week- and Weekend-long Marine Science Courses at Hatfield

Spend a week or weekend studying Oregon's coastal environment while learning about the interdisciplinary nature of marine science. These introductory courses have an experiential field and lab emphasis designed for first- and second-year undergraduates, non-science, and potential science majors. 

Introduction to Marine Life in the Sea courses are an overnight weekend stay. They combine lectures, wet labs and hands-on field experiences to study several topics related to the marine environment on the Oregon coast. 

 

WINTER AND SPRING INTRO COURSES

COURSE CREDITS TERM
ATS 295 - Observing Climate 3 2-week Pre Term (3/21 - 3/25)
BI 111 - Introduction to Marine Life in the Sea: Marine Habitats 1 Winter Weekends - 1/29-1/30, 2/5-2/6, 2/12-2/13
FW 113 - Introduction to Marine Life in the Sea: Marine Birds and Mammals 1 Spring Weekend - 5/7-5/8
OC 296 - Introduction to Field Oceanography - SEA 2 Spring Break - 3/21 - 3/25
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

SPRING TERM – MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

  

Imagine a 15-credit course where you eat, breathe and sleep marine biology for ten weeks, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, sometimes earlier and sometimes later and sometimes on the weekend and LOVING IT! Each spring, marine biology students take up residence at Hatfield for OSU's 15-credit course in marine biology. Students divide their time between lectures in the classroom, field study along the coast, and laboratories in one of our wet labs. Students learn to observe, identify, and collect seaweed and invertebrates, trawl for fish aboard the R/V Elakha, and muck through the mudflats and estuaries.

Take a peek at what students experience in this class journal blog. Also, this article on researcher and instructor Sally Hacker shares her views on teaching marine biology writing in the field.

 

SPRING TERM COURSES AT HMSC

COURSE CREDITS TERM
BI 450 - Marine Biology and Ecology 15 Onsite (3/28 to 6/3)
BI 299/ENSC 299/SOC 299 - Coasts Compared - Aruba and Oregon 3

Collaborative Online International Learning Course (COIL) (3/28-6/3)

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