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Fall 2022 Courses

Natural Hazards & the Ocean is primarily a descriptive course that is intended to educate students about the roles of the oceans in such natural hazards as hurricanes, earthquakes, global warming, and tsunamis. The course will address student curiosity about these ocean-related hazards, by presenting a conceptual understanding of the relevant underlying ocean-atmosphere, and earth-mediated mechanisms. The students will be presented in lecture and through their readings about how the application of the scientific method (a) overturned historical Misunderstandings of Earth geology; (b) explains the far-reaching effects of ocean storm-generated waves; (c) relates deep ocean earthquakes to tsunamis; and (d) relates how dust from the North African deserts is related to hurricane generation.

3.00 credits

Class: #9555 Section 01: In Person Undergraduate Lecture
Instructor: Wendell Brown

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 2:00 PM EDT - 3:15 PM EDT

Fundamentals of geological oceanography and ocean basin formation. Topics covered are the history of ocean floor exploration, the major dynamic processes shaping and characterizing the seafloor from beaches to basins and reefs to estuaries, marine geophysics, plate tectonics, sea level fluctuation over geologic time, and the role of paleoceanography in understanding the evolution of Earth's oceans over geologic time..

3.00 credits

Class: #9556 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Cynthia Pilskaln

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 11:00 AM EDT - 12:15 PM EDT
Location: SMASTW-204

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.

3.00 credits

Class: #9557 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Kevin Stokesbury

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 9:30 AM EDT - 10:45 AM EDT
Location: SMASTE-101

Instruction, demonstration and exercises in population modeling, as applied to fishery resources. First principles of population dynamics are reviewed from the perspective of model building, and several dimensions of complexity are explored. A wide range of conventional stock assessment methods are introduced, as well as several advanced topics such as multispecies assessments, ecosystem considerations, spatial structure and risk analysis.

3.00 credits

Class: #11691 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Steven Cadrin

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 11:15 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT
Location: SMASTE-101

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.

3.00 credits

Class: #9558 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Geoffrey Cowles

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 3:30 PM EDT - 4:45 PM EDT
Location: Synchronous Online

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.

3.00 credits

Class: #9558 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Miles Sundermeyer

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 3:30 PM EDT - 4:45 PM EDT
Location: SMASTE-102

Topic: Recitation Optional

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.

3.00 credits

Class: #9558 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Miles Sundermeyer

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 4:00 PM EDT - 5:15 PM EDT
Location: SMASTE-102

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.

3.00 credits

Class: #9558 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Miles Sundermeyer

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 3:30 PM EDT - 4:45 PM EDT
Location: Synchronous Online

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.

3.00 credits

Class: #9558 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Geoffrey Cowles

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 3:30 PM EDT - 4:45 PM EDT
Location: SMASTE-102

Topic: Recitation Optional

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.

3.00 credits

Class: #9558 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Geoffrey Cowles

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 4:00 PM EDT - 5:15 PM EDT
Location: SMASTE-102

Analytical study of the physical processes governing waves in the marine environment. Covered topics include surface gravity waves, internal gravity waves, energy flux, group velocity, long waves, linear and nonlinear shallow water waves, and atmospheric forcing. This course will be of interest to any ocean scientist or engineer interested in the physics of waves.

3.00 credits

Class: #11787 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Daniel MacDonald

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 2:00 PM EDT - 3:15 PM EDT

Topic: Ecosystem-Based Mgmt Models

3.00 credits

Class: #10394 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Gavin Fay

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 1:00 PM EDT - 2:30 PM EDT
Location: SMASTE-247

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.

1.00 credits

Class: #13008 Section 01: In Person Graduate Other
Instructor: Kevin Stokesbury

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: #13098 Section 02: 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: #13079 Section 01: In Person Graduate Independent Study
Instructor: Gavin Fay

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Topic: Intro to Geo Info Sys (GIS)

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: #10261 Section 05: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Steven Lohrenz

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 11:15 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT
Location: Science & Engr 105

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: #10261 Section 05: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Steven Lohrenz

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 11:15 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT
Location: SMASTE-247

Topic: Fundamentals of Flight

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: #11695 Section 06: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Geoffrey Cowles

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 9:30 AM EDT - 10:45 AM EDT

Topic: Fish Behavior, Fishing Gear

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: #9559 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Pingguo He

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 12:30 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT
Location: Synchronous Online

Topic: Science Communication

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: #11694 Section 02: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Gavin Fay

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 9:30 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT
Location: SMASTE-101

Topic: Fish Behavior, Fishing Gear

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: #9559 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Pingguo He

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

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: #10270 Section 03: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor:

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: #13094 Section 11: 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.

6.00 credits

Class: #13017 Section 08: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Jefferson Turner

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: #13011 Section 02: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Steven Cadrin

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: #13015 Section 06: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Avijit Gangopadhyay

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: #13093 Section 10: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Jefferson Turner

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: #13012 Section 03: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Steven Cadrin

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: #13016 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.

3.00 credits

Class: #13092 Section 09: 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.

3.00 credits

Class: #13096 Section 13: 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.

0.00 credits

Class: #13013 Section 04: 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.

0.00 credits

Class: #13095 Section 12: 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: #13010 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: #13014 Section 05: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Mark Altabet

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: #13090 Section 02: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Gavin Fay

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: #13009 Section 01: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Steven Cadrin

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.

2.00 credits

Class: #13102 Section 04: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Steven Lohrenz

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: #13091 Section 03: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Miles Sundermeyer

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Topic: Offshore Wind Enrgy&Fisheries

Integration of fundamental concepts of natural science and social science relating to management of living marine resources. This course utilizes a case study of a fishery to explore how knowledge and methods from a variety of disciplines including oceanography, biology, ecology, mathematics, and economics are used together in management of marine fisheries.

3.00 credits

Class: #11692 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Steven Cadrin

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 11:00 AM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT

Topic: Offshore Wind Enrgy&Fisheries

Integration of fundamental concepts of natural science and social science relating to management of living marine resources. This course utilizes a case study of a fishery to explore how knowledge and methods from a variety of disciplines including oceanography, biology, ecology, mathematics, and economics are used together in management of marine fisheries.

3.00 credits

Class: #11692 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Steven Cadrin

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 11:00 AM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT
Location: SMASTE-101

Advanced treatment of marine biogeochemistry and global environmental change. The oceans play a predominant role in global environmental change particularly with respect to their major geochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, sulfur, etc. The major features of these cycles as they operate on a global basis are presented. Examples of natural and anthropogenic perturbations at present and in the past are a major focus of this course. A significant segment of the material deals directly with the role of oceans in controlling atmospheric carbon dioxide through its biological and solubility pumps.

3.00 credits

Class: #10269 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Mark Altabet

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 8:45 AM EDT - 10:00 AM EDT
Location: SMASTW-204

Ocean atmosphere dynamic interaction processes related to short-term and long-term climate variability. 2-layer models and physics of El Nino/southern oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation and monsoon dynamics are discussed with the perspective of global climate change. During the semester the class will conduct a real-time monitoring experiment of the Pacific/Atlantic Ocean using the Internet. Also presented are advanced assimilation techniques of satellite (GEOSTAT, Topex/Poseidon, SeaWifs, MODAS) and in-situ data from the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) in numerical climate models.

3.00 credits

Class: #11693 Section 01: In Person Graduate Lecture
Instructor: Avijit Gangopadhyay

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Topic: Estuarine & Ocean Sciences

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

1.00 credits

Class: #9560 Section 01: In Person Graduate Seminar
Instructor:

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

Topic: Fisheries Oceanography

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

1.00 credits

Class: #9561 Section 02: In Person Graduate Seminar
Instructor: Pingguo He

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

Topic: Fisheries Oceanography

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

1.00 credits

Class: #9561 Section 02: In Person Graduate Seminar
Instructor: Pingguo He

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

Topic: Estuarine & Ocean Sciences

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

1.00 credits

Class: #9560 Section 01: In Person Graduate Seminar
Instructor:

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 12:30 PM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT
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: #13002 Section 03: 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: #13097 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: #13004 Section 05: 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.

0.00 credits

Class: #13000 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.

9.00 credits

Class: #13005 Section 06: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Pingguo He

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: #13099 Section 10: 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: #13006 Section 07: 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: #13002 Section 03: 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.

0.00 credits

Class: #13007 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: #13003 Section 04: 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: #13001 Section 02: In Person Graduate Research
Instructor: Steven Cadrin

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Online and Continuing Education

    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.
    Register for this course.

    3.00 credits

    Class: #12997 Section 7101: On-Line Undergraduate Other
    Instructor: Howes,Brian L

    MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 12:00 AM EDT - 12:00 AM EDT
    Location: Online

Multi-Section Courses

Select from different topics for each of the following courses. Check the Graduate Catalog for the specific topic, section, instructor, and time/date/location.

MAR 555: Introduction to 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 (3 credits).

MAR 599: Special Topics

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 credits).

MAR 622: Offshore Wind Energy & Fisheries

Integration of fundamental concepts of natural science and social science relating to the management of living marine resources. This course utilizes a case study of a fishery to explore how knowledge and methods from a variety of disciplines including oceanography, biology, ecology, mathematics, and economics are used together in the management of marine fisheries (3 credits).

MAR 700: Graduate Seminar

Seminar discussions and presentations based on research or detailed literature surveys (1 credit).


Non-MAR Courses

EnvSci 630: Biological Oceanography
Date/Time/Place: Thursday, 5:30-8:15 pm; UMass Boston
Hybrid class (students can take remote)
Instructor: Juanita Urban-Rich

POL 663: Ocean Policy and 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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