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Course List

Below is a current listing of course offerings at the School of Marine Science & Technology (SMAST). Note: SMAST-West is located at 706 S. Rodney French Blvd. SMAST-East is located at 836 S. Rodney French Blvd.

For complete course descriptions, please view the UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog, and select the "Display courses for this Institution" link at the bottom of the page‌.

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

MAR 599: Special Topic: Ecological Mechanics

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 9:00-10:15 am; SMAST E, Rm 247
Instructor: G. Cowles


 

MAR 599: Special Topic: Aquatic Biogeochemical Particle Flux

Credits: 2 credits
Date/Time/Place: day and time - TBA; reading and discussion; SMAST W, Rm 218
Instructor: C. Pilskaln


MAR 620: Case Studies in Estuarine Dynamics

Credits: 4 credits
Date/Time/Place: Wed/Fri - Lecture from 4:00 - 5:15 pm; Fri - Lab from 1:00-4:00 pm; SMAST W, Rm 204
Instructors: B. Howes and M. Sundermeyer


MAR 622: Case Studies in Fisheries Science & Management: Stock Identification Methods

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 2:30-3:45 pm; SMAST E, Rm 101
Instructor: S. Cadrin


MAR 675: Scientific Writing

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 11:00 am-12:15 pm; SMAST E, Rm 132
Instructor: K. Stokesbury


MAR 700-01: Scientific Writing

Credits: 1 credits
Date/Time/Place: Wed; 12:30-1:30 pm; SMAST W, Rm 204
Instructor: TBA


MAR 700-02: Graduate Seminar, Fisheries Oceanography

Credits: 1 credits
Date/Time/Place: Wed; 2:30-3:30 pm; SMAST E, Rm 101-102
Instructor: G. Fay

 


Fall 2017 Course Offerings

MAR 110: Ocean Hazards

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 2:00-3:15 pm; DION
Instructor: W. Brown


MAR 515: Introduction to Geological Oceanography*

Process-oriented geological oceanography starting with the history of ocean floor exploration, theories of ocean basin formation, determination of geologic time and going through the major dynamic processes shaping and characterizing the seafloor - from beaches to basins, reefs to estuaries. Overviews of marine geophysics and plate tectonics, sea level variation and the formation of coastlines and reefs, and the importance of paleoceanography to assessing climate change will be presented and discussed.

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 11:00 am-12:15 pm; SMAST-West, Rm 204
Instructor: C. Pilskaln


MAR 540: Introduction to Fisheries Science*

Provides a background on the development of fisheries science and examines the theories and techniques of biology, ecology, oceanography, and population dynamics presently employed. Components include fish and shellfish basic population dynamics, early life history recruitment, migration, growth, fishery dependent/independent surveys, alternative abundance measurement techniques, habitat considerations, and introductory fisheries modeling.

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Wed/Fri; 10:00-11:15 pm; SMAST-East, Rm 101
Instructor: K. Stokesbury


MAR 555: Introductory Physical Oceanography*

A descriptive treatment of ocean atmosphere interactions, water properties, general wind driven and thermohaline circulation, waves and tides, and coastal processes. Simplified conceptual models demonstrate the important principles.

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Lecture on Tues/Thurs, 3:30-4:45 pm; Lab on Mon, 4:00-5:15 pm; SMAST-West, Rm 204
Instructor: M. Sundermeyer, G. Cowles


MAR 580-01: Special Topics in Fisheries Oceanography: Advanced Population Modeling

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Tue; 9:30 am-10:45 am; SMAST-East, Rm 247
Instructor: G. Fay, S. Cadrin


MAR 580-02: Special Topics in Fisheries Oceanography: Science Communication for Research Scientists

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Fri; 9:30-12:00 pm; SMAST-East, Rm 102
Instructor: S. Cadrin, G. Fay, C. O'Keefe


MAR 599: Special Topics: Current Studies in Calcareous Plankton Ecology and Geochemistry

Description: This course aims to provide awareness and understanding of current and cutting edge calcareous plankton ecology and calcification research, with special focus on Atlantic planktonic foraminifera and pteropods. As a reading and discussion course, student will be responsible for actively participating in discussion and evaluation of research papers, as well as suggestions of papers to be discussed within the course.

Credits: 2 credits

Date/Time/Place: TBA

Instructor: C. Pilskaln

Max. capacity: 3 students


MAR 599-01/MNE 436: Special Topics: Marine Hydrodynamics and Propulsion

An advanced treatment of a special topic in specific areas of marine sciences and technology with an emphasis on recent developments. The subject matter varies according to the interests of the instructor and the students.

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs, 9:30-10:45 am, SENG (Rm # TBD)
Instructor: G. Cowles


MAR 599-02: Special Topics: Global Biogeochemical Cycles

An advanced treatment of a special topic in specific areas of marine sciences and technology with an emphasis on recent developments. The subject matter varies according to the interests of the instructor and the students.

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: TBD
Instructor: M. Altabet


MAR 599-04: Physical & Biological Processes in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank & New England Shelf

Credits: 3 credits
Date/Time/Place: Fri; 10:00 am-12:00 pm; SMAST-West, Rm 204
Instructor: C. Chen


MAR 700-01: Graduate Seminar: Estuarine and Ocean Sciences

Seminar discussions and presentations based on research or detailed literature surveys.

Credits: 1 credit
Date/Time/Place: Wed; 12:30-1:30 pm; SMAST-West, Rm 204
Instructor: A. Gangopadhyay


MAR 700-02: Graduate Seminar: Fisheries Oceanography

Seminar discussions and presentations based on research or detailed literature surveys.

Credits: 1 credit
Date/Time/Place: Wed; 3:30-4:30 pm; SMAST-East, Rm 101 and 102
Instructor: S. Cadrin, N.D. Bethoney


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