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Spring 2022 Courses

Earth's Climate as a Dynamic System. Topics include: Observation and Analysis Tools; Radiation, Heat and Water budget; Atmospheric Circulation; Atmosphere-Ocean Relationships; Natural and Anthropogenic Drivers of Climate Change; Paleaoclimatic investigations to Future climate projection; Human and Ecosystem Vulnerabilities; Climate Change Mitigation and Energy; Human Needs, Actions and Public Policy; Climate Studies as a Scientific Endeavor in a Changing Society.

3.00 credits

Class: #12676 Section 01: In Person Undergraduate Other
Instructor: Avijit Gangopadhyay

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 2:00 PM EST - 3:15 PM EST
Location: Liberal Arts 101

Overview of the fundamental concepts of remote sensing and applications within marine environments. Course examines various satellite sensors used by oceanographers along with the principles behind their operation, measurement retrieval, data handling, and data interpretation/usage. Physical and biogeochemical applications of satellite-based data are explored as well as the underlying engineering principles and physical/optical theory of the measurements .

3.00 credits

Class: #12677 Section 01B: Blended Undergraduate Lecture
Instructor: Steven Lohrenz

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 12:30 PM EST - 1:45 PM EST
Location: SMASTE-247

Overview of the fundamental concepts of remote sensing and applications within marine environments. Course examines various satellite sensors used by oceanographers along with the principles behind their operation, measurement retrieval, data handling, and data interpretation/usage. Physical and biogeochemical applications of satellite-based data are explored as well as the underlying engineering principles and physical/optical theory of the measurements .

3.00 credits

Class: #12677 Section 01B: Blended Undergraduate Lecture
Instructor: Steven Lohrenz

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 12:30 PM EST - 1:45 PM EST
Location: Science & Engr 105

Chemical oceanography starting with the basic chemical and physical properties of sea water and going through the major processes shaping chemical distributions in the ocean. A brief review of basic thermodynamics and chemical equilibria precedes a discussion of carbonate equilibria and trace metal speciation. Throughout much of the course an interdisciplinary approach is taken and pertinent material on the interaction between ocean chemistry and marine physics, biology, and geology will be presented. Whenever possible, the results of recent studies will be incorporated into class material and the last few class periods are devoted to special topics.

3.00 credits

Class: #12679 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Mark Altabet

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 4:00 PM EST - 5:15 PM EST
Location: SMASTE-101

Guides graduate student preparation of an acceptable master's thesis or PhD dissertation proposal in a series of papers and in-class oral presentations. Students work with a thesis advisor and committee within a framework defined by the instructor to define a thesis problem in terms of relevant literature and design a research plan, including a support budget. In the process, students are expected to improve their skills in literature research, writing, and oral presentations.

3.00 credits

Class: #12680 Section 01: In Person Graduate Recitation
Instructor:

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

The cycle of productivity in the marine environment and the physiological and morphological adaptations of plant, animal and bacterial populations within various oceanic regions. Interrelationships of the plankton, the nekton, and the benthos are stressed.

4.00 credits

Class: #11991 Section 01L1: In Person Graduate Laboratory
Instructor: Jefferson Turner

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 2:00 PM EST - 4:45 PM EST
Location: To be determined/assigned

The cycle of productivity in the marine environment and the physiological and morphological adaptations of plant, animal and bacterial populations within various oceanic regions. Interrelationships of the plankton, the nekton, and the benthos are stressed.

4.00 credits

Class: #11990 Section 01B: Blended Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Jefferson Turner

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 9:00 AM EST - 9:50 AM EST
Location: Liberal Arts 111

The cycle of productivity in the marine environment and the physiological and morphological adaptations of plant, animal and bacterial populations within various oceanic regions. Interrelationships of the plankton, the nekton, and the benthos are stressed.

4.00 credits

Class: #11991 Section 01L1: In Person Graduate Laboratory
Instructor: Jefferson Turner

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 2:00 PM EST - 4:45 PM EST
Location: To be determined

Provides an overview of the use of satellite-based remote sensing for making measurements within the marine environment. Each of the primary satellite sensors used by oceanographers is introduced along with the principles behind their operation, measurement retrieval, data handling, and data interpretation/usage. Emphasis is placed on physical and biogeochemical applications of satellite-based data, along with their analysis and advantages, rather than engineering and physical/optical theory of measurement. This course relies heavily on outside readings from the primary oceanographic literature to showcase satellite data analysis and specific applications of these data types. Included in the course are a series of student-led presentations and discussions of assigned class readings and a possible class project utilizing a satellite-derived data set and data processing techniques.

3.00 credits

Class: #12678 Section 01B: Blended Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Steven Lohrenz

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 12:30 PM EST - 1:45 PM EST
Location: SMASTE-247

Provides an overview of the use of satellite-based remote sensing for making measurements within the marine environment. Each of the primary satellite sensors used by oceanographers is introduced along with the principles behind their operation, measurement retrieval, data handling, and data interpretation/usage. Emphasis is placed on physical and biogeochemical applications of satellite-based data, along with their analysis and advantages, rather than engineering and physical/optical theory of measurement. This course relies heavily on outside readings from the primary oceanographic literature to showcase satellite data analysis and specific applications of these data types. Included in the course are a series of student-led presentations and discussions of assigned class readings and a possible class project utilizing a satellite-derived data set and data processing techniques.

3.00 credits

Class: #12678 Section 01B: Blended Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Steven Lohrenz

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 12:30 PM EST - 1:45 PM EST
Location: Science & Engr 105

Topic: ConservationWorldMarineFisheri

3.00 credits

Class: #12681 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Pingguo He

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 12:30 PM EST - 3:00 PM EST
Location: SMASTE-101

2.00 credits

Class: #12682 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor:

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Research on an experimental, computational and/or theoretical project under the guidance of an SMAST faculty advisor. Students must complete a research paper that is approved by their major advisor and at least one other faculty member. PSM and non-thesis MS students may use this course to satisfy the research project requirement for their degree.

0.00 credits

Class: #14079 Section 01: In Person Graduate Other
Instructor: Steven Cadrin

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area not otherwise part of the discipline's course offerings. Conditions and hours to be arranged.

3.00 credits

Class: #14486 Section 02: In Person Graduate Independent Study
Instructor: Pingguo He

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area not otherwise part of the discipline's course offerings. Conditions and hours to be arranged.

3.00 credits

Class: #14387 Section 01: In Person Graduate Independent Study
Instructor: Gavin Fay

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Allows completion of a numbered course formally in the graduate program listing but not being offered as a scheduled class.

3.00 credits

Class: #14571 Section 01: In Person Graduate Independent Study
Instructor: Wendell Brown

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Topic: Marine Hydrodynamics & Propuls

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.

3.00 credits

Class: #12683 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Geoffrey Cowles

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 9:00 AM EST - 9:50 AM EST
Location: Liberal Arts 113

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.

3.00 credits

Class: #14170 Section 09: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Gavin Fay

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.

3.00 credits

Class: #14015 Section 02: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Brian Howes

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.

0.00 credits

Class: #14020 Section 06: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Kevin Stokesbury

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.

0.00 credits

Class: #14306 Section 10: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Brian Howes

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.

6.00 credits

Class: #14016 Section 03: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Pingguo He

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.

1.00 credits

Class: #14021 Section 07: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Steven Lohrenz

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.

2.00 credits

Class: #14586 Section 11: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Kevin Stokesbury

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.

2.00 credits

Class: #14014 Section 01: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Cynthia Pilskaln

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.

3.00 credits

Class: #14022 Section 08: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Steven Lohrenz

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.

5.00 credits

Class: #14017 Section 04: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Kevin Stokesbury

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.

1.00 credits

Class: #14589 Section 12: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Brian Howes

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Thesis research on an experimental or theoretical project in Marine Science or Technology under a faculty advisor.

2.00 credits

Class: #14018 Section 05: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Avijit Gangopadhyay

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Research for and preparation of doctoral dissertation proposal. The dissertation proposal must provide a thorough survey of the research activities in the research topic area and it must present original and innovative research ideas and preliminary results as well as a defined research scope and directions. PhD students must have passed this course before registering for doctoral dissertation research credits. Graded P/F.

0.00 credits

Class: #14013 Section 03: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Pingguo He

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Research for and preparation of doctoral dissertation proposal. The dissertation proposal must provide a thorough survey of the research activities in the research topic area and it must present original and innovative research ideas and preliminary results as well as a defined research scope and directions. PhD students must have passed this course before registering for doctoral dissertation research credits. Graded P/F.

0.00 credits

Class: #14012 Section 02: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Miles Sundermeyer

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Research for and preparation of doctoral dissertation proposal. The dissertation proposal must provide a thorough survey of the research activities in the research topic area and it must present original and innovative research ideas and preliminary results as well as a defined research scope and directions. PhD students must have passed this course before registering for doctoral dissertation research credits. Graded P/F.

9.00 credits

Class: #14613 Section 06: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Pingguo He

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Research for and preparation of doctoral dissertation proposal. The dissertation proposal must provide a thorough survey of the research activities in the research topic area and it must present original and innovative research ideas and preliminary results as well as a defined research scope and directions. PhD students must have passed this course before registering for doctoral dissertation research credits. Graded P/F.

0.00 credits

Class: #14011 Section 01: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Wendell Brown

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Research for and preparation of doctoral dissertation proposal. The dissertation proposal must provide a thorough survey of the research activities in the research topic area and it must present original and innovative research ideas and preliminary results as well as a defined research scope and directions. PhD students must have passed this course before registering for doctoral dissertation research credits. Graded P/F.

6.00 credits

Class: #14305 Section 05: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Pingguo He

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Research for and preparation of doctoral dissertation proposal. The dissertation proposal must provide a thorough survey of the research activities in the research topic area and it must present original and innovative research ideas and preliminary results as well as a defined research scope and directions. PhD students must have passed this course before registering for doctoral dissertation research credits. Graded P/F.

3.00 credits

Class: #14077 Section 04: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Steven Cadrin

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Interdisciplinary estuarine dynamics emphasizing how interactions between physical, biological, and chemical phenomena govern major estuarine processes. The course uses two estuaries as case studies of the types of interdisciplinary problems encountered in marine ecosystems with partial focus on temperate estuarine environments. The two case studies are used to compare and contrast physical, biological, and chemical characterization of estuaries of differing watersheds, tidal dynamics, and geomorphologies. Field and laboratory studies are used to complement the theory taught in lectures and serve as a "hands on" part of the course.

4.00 credits

Class: #12685 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor:

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Structures and dynamics of ocean ecosystems. The dynamics of global to local scale biophysical interaction processes are explored in terms of basic dynamic principles. Existing ecosystem models are used to solve some realistic coastal ecosystem problems. There is a strong emphasis on solving process oriented problems requiring integration of lecture materials. A term paper is required.

4.00 credits

Class: #14307 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor:

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Physics of the coastal ocean covering a wide variety of coastal physical oceanographic processes with emphasis on the continental shelf processes. Topics include tides and tidal currents, upwelling and downwelling, front processes, fresh water plumes, coastally trapped waves, boundary layer flows, and vertical and horizontal dispersion processes. This course is intended for students in IGS who require a working understanding of coastal ocean circulation and dynamics. Students enrolling in this course should be thoroughly comfortable with differential and integral calculus.

3.00 credits

Class: #12686 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Miles Sundermeyer

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 4:00 PM EST - 5:15 PM EST
Location: SMASTW-204

This course focuses on writing primary publications which establishes research as scientific knowledge. We will begin by discussing the scientific method, how hypotheses are presented, ethics, and the peer-review system. We will examine the differences between primary publications and other types of literature including the graduate thesis, gray literature, and conference proceedings.

3.00 credits

Class: #12687 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Kevin Stokesbury

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 11:00 AM EST - 12:15 PM EST
Location: SMASTE-101

Topic: Fisheries Oceanography

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

1.00 credits

Class: #12689 Section 02: In Person Graduate Seminar
Instructor: Geoffrey Cowles

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 2:30 PM EST - 3:30 PM EST
Location: SMASTE-101

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

1.00 credits

Class: #12689 Section 02: In Person Graduate Seminar
Instructor: Geoffrey Cowles

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 2:30 PM EST - 3:30 PM EST
Location: SMASTE-102

Topic: Estuarine and Ocean Sciences

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

1.00 credits

Class: #12688 Section 01: In Person Graduate Seminar
Instructor: Avijit Gangopadhyay

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 12:30 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Location: SMASTE-101

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

1.00 credits

Class: #12688 Section 01: In Person Graduate Seminar
Instructor: Avijit Gangopadhyay

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 12:30 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Location: SMASTE-102

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the School for Marine Science and Technology. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the SMAST Graduate Program Director.

0.00 credits

Class: #14078 Section 09: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Gavin Fay

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the School for Marine Science and Technology. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the SMAST Graduate Program Director.

0.00 credits

Class: #14029 Section 06: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Pia Moisander

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the School for Marine Science and Technology. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the SMAST Graduate Program Director.

9.00 credits

Class: #14025 Section 03: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Amit Tandon

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the School for Marine Science and Technology. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the SMAST Graduate Program Director.

0.00 credits

Class: #14080 Section 10: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Avijit Gangopadhyay

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the School for Marine Science and Technology. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the SMAST Graduate Program Director.

0.00 credits

Class: #14027 Section 05: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Mark Altabet

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the School for Marine Science and Technology. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the SMAST Graduate Program Director.

0.00 credits

Class: #14024 Section 02: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Miles Sundermeyer

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the School for Marine Science and Technology. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the SMAST Graduate Program Director.

0.00 credits

Class: #14024 Section 02: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Brian Howes

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the School for Marine Science and Technology. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the SMAST Graduate Program Director.

9.00 credits

Class: #14031 Section 08: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Changsheng Chen

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the School for Marine Science and Technology. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the SMAST Graduate Program Director.

0.00 credits

Class: #14023 Section 01: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Kevin Stokesbury

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the School for Marine Science and Technology. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the SMAST Graduate Program Director.

0.00 credits

Class: #14026 Section 04: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Steven Cadrin

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the School for Marine Science and Technology. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the SMAST Graduate Program Director.

0.00 credits

Class: #14030 Section 07: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Amit Tandon

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Non-MAR Courses

POL 661: Environmental Law
Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Online*
Instructor: C. McGuire


NOTES

  • Any eligible student, in consultation with his/her advisor, may register for research credits under MAR 600: Master's Thesis Research, MAR 603: Pre-dissertation Research (before Comprehensive Exam), or MAR 701: Doctoral Dissertation Research (after Comprehensive Exam), which are offered every semester.
  • *Online courses may require special permission and/or additional fees/tuition that are not normally covered by TA and RA tuition waiver arrangements.
  • Students should consult with their advisor about which courses to take each semester since advisors determine the courses that count toward the completion of a degree.
  • View SMAST Spring 2021 Courses.
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