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MAR 105: Introductory Ocean Science Online Course

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Online course
Instructor: TBA

MAR 115: Introduction to Climate Sciences

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 2:00-3:15 pm; SENG, Rm 210
Instructor: A. Gangopadhyay

MAR 513: Numerical Methods in Ocean Sciences

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 3:00-4:15 pm, lecture, SMAST East, Rm 247
Instructor: C. Chen

MAR 536/436: Biological Statistics II

Credits: 4
Date/Time/Place: Tue/Thur, 10:30-11:45 am, lecture; Wed, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm, lab , SMAST East, Rm 247
Instructor: G. Fay

MAR 545 / BIO 545: Biological Oceanography

Credits: 4
Date/Time/Place: Mon/Wed/Fri, 9:00-9:50 am, lecture, SENG, Rm 318; Mon. 2:00-4:45 pm, Lab, SENG, Rm 318
Instructor: J. Turner

MAR 550: Lab in Oceanography - Data and Methods

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Wed/Fri, 4:00-5:15 pm*, lecture, SMAST West, Rm 204
Instructor: M. Sundermeyer

*Class times may be adjusted to avoid conflicts with other classes.

 

MAR 580: Special Topic in Fisheries Oceanography: Stock Assessment Practicum

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Thurs, 2:30-5:00 pm, lecture, SMAST East, Rm 101
Instructor: G. Fay

MAR 599/MNE 436: Special Topic: Marine Hydrodynamics and Propulsion

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 9:30-10:45 am, lecture; CCB, Rm 248
Instructor: G. Cowles

MAR 599: Special Topic: Conservation in World Marine Capture Fisheries

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Fri; 10:30 am-1:00 pm; SMAST East, Rm 101
Instructor: P. He

MAR 599: Special Topic: Ocean Waves

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 1:00-2:15 pm; SMAST East, Rm 235
Instructor: W. Brown

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

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 1:00-2:15 pm, lecture; SMAST East, Rm 102
Instructor: S. Cadrin

MAR 640: Global Marine Biochemistry

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: TBA
Instructor: M. Altabet

MAR 650: Marine Ecosystem Dynamics

Credits: 4
Date/Time/Place: Fri; 1:00-3:30 pm; SMAST East, Rm 103
Instructor: C. Chen

MAR 675: Scientific Writing

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Mon; 10:30 am-1:00 pm, lecture; SMAST East, Rm 132
Instructor: K. Stokesbury

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

Credits: 1 
Date/Time/Place: Wed; 12:30-1:30 pm, seminar; SMAST East, Rm 101-102
Instructor: C. Pilskaln

MAR 700-02: Graduate Seminar, Fisheries Oceanography

Credits: 1
Date/Time/Place: Wed; 2:30-3:30 pm, seminar; SMAST East, Rm 101-102
Instructors: N. Bethoney, R. Griffin


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.

MAR 105: Introductory Ocean Science Online Course

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Online course
Instructor: J. Thomas

MAR 115: Introduction to Climate Sciences

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 2:00-3:15 pm; LARTS, Rm 118
Instructor: A. Gangopadhyay

MAR 520: Thesis Proposal Development

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 1:00-2:15 pm, recitation, SMAST East, Rm 101
Instructor: W. Brown

MAR 530: Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Wed/Fri; 10:30-11:45 am, recitation, SMAST East, Rm 101
Instructor: G. Fay

MAR 545 / BIO 545: Biological Oceanography

Credits: 4
Date/Time/Place: Mon/Wed/Fri, 9:00-9:50 am, lecture, SENG, Rm 318; Mon. 2:00-4:45 pm, Lab, SENG, Rm 318

Instructor: J. Turner

MAR 599: Special Topic: FVCOM Multi-Scale Dynamics

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Thurs; 3:00-5:30 pm, lecture; SMAST East, Rm 103
Instructor: C. Chen

MAR 599: Special Topic: Feature-Oriented Regional Modeling

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tues; 9:30 am-12:00 pm; SMAST East, Rm 235
Instructor: A. Gangopadhyay

MAR 599-01 / MNE 490: Special Topic: Marine Science Fundamentals of Flight

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 9:30-10:45 am; Library Lecture Hall, Rm 206
Instructor: G. Cowles

MAR 620: Case Studies in Estuarine Dynamics

Credits: 4 
Date/Time/Place: Wed/Fri; 4:00-5:15 pm, lecture; Fri, 1:00-4:00 pm, lab; SMAST West, Rm 204
Instructors: B. Howes and M. Sundermeyer

MAR 675: Scientific Writing

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 10:30-11:45 am; SMAST East, Rm 132
Instructor: K. Stokesbury

MAR 700-01: Graduate Seminar, Estuarine and Ocean Science

Credits: 1 
Date/Time/Place: Wed; 12:30-1:30 pm, seminar; SMAST East, Rm 101-102
Instructor: TBA

MAR 700-02: Graduate Seminar, Fisheries Oceanography

Credits: 1
Date/Time/Place: Wed; 2:30-3:30 pm, seminar; SMAST East, Rm 101-102
Instructor: P. He


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.

MAR Courses

MAR 110: Ocean Hazards

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs (lecture); 2:00-3:15 pm; LARTS 118
Instructor: W. Brown

MAR 510: Introduction to Chemical Oceanography (Distance Learning)

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs (lecture); 12:30-1:45 pm; SMAST East, Rm 101
Instructor: M. Altabet

MAR 515: Introduction to Geological Oceanography

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

MAR 540: Introduction to Fisheries Science

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Mon/Wed (lecture); 10:00-11:15 am; SMAST East, Rm 132
Instructor: K. Stokesbury and N. D. Bethoney

MAR 555: Introductory Physical Oceanography (Distance Learning via ZOOM)

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Tue/Thurs (lecture); 3:30-4:45 pm; Mon - recitation (optional) - 4-5:15 pm; SMAST West, Rm 204
Instructor: G. Cowles, M. Sundermeyer

MAR 565/ CEN 430: Pollutant Transport in the Environment

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tue/Thurs (lecture); 11:00 am-12:15 pm; TBD
Instructor: D. MacDonald

MAR 572: Natural Resource Economics for Policy Makers

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Wed/Fri (lecture); 1:00-2:15 pm; SMAST East, Rm 103
Instructor: R. Griffin

MAR 580: Special Topic: in Fisheries Oceanography: Field Methods for Fisheries Research

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Mon (lecture); 1-3:30 pm; SMAST East, Rm 142
Instructor: S. Cadrin

MAR 580: Special Topic: in Fisheries Oceanography: Advanced Population Modeling

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs (lecture); 9:30 am-11:30 am; SMAST East, Rm 247
Instructor: G. Fay

MAR 599: Special Topic: Marine Biogeochemistry 

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: TBA
Instructor: M. Altabet

MAR 656: Ocean Atmosphere Dynamics

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, SMASTE 101
Instructor: A. Gangopadhyay

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

Credits: 1 
Date/Time/Place: Wed; 12:30-1:30 pm; SMAST East, Rms 101 and 102
Instructor: A. Gangopadhyay

MAR 700-02: Graduate Seminar, Fisheries Oceanography

Credits: 1
Date/Time/Place: Wed; 2:30-3:30 pm; SMAST East, Rms 101 and 102
Instructor: S. Cadrin


Non-Mar Courses

BIO 511-03: Graduate Seminar, Professional Communication

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 5:00-6:15 pm, Seminar; location TBA
Instructor: P. Moisander
Pre-requisite: Matriculated BIO Grad Student - or- consent of instructor and advisor.

POL 663: Ocean Policy and Law

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: TBA; Online*
Instructor: C. McGuire

ENVSCI 623L: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Credits: 4
Date/Time/Place: Mon; 4:00-6:45 pm, Lecture; McCormack M01-0201, UMass Boston; Wed; 4:00-6:45 pm, Lab, location TBA, UMass Boston**
Instructor: Z.-G. Xia

ENVSCI 623-01C: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Credits: 4
Date/Time/Place: TBA; Online*, UMass Boston**
Instructor: J. Zhu

BIOL 533: Marine Invertebrates Lecture

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tue/Thurs; 9:30-10:45 am, Lecture; McCormack M03-0617, UMass Boston**
Instructor: M. Rex

 

EGR 333: Intro to Geographic Info Systems (GIS)

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tues; 5:00-7:45 pm, Lecture; Science & Engr 105
Instructor: K. Ford

 

 


*Online courses may require special permission and/or additional fees/tuition that are not normally covered by TA and RA tuition waiver arrangements. 

**Courses at other UMass campuses (host campuses) require Intercampus Course Exchange enrollment forms be completed. 

 


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.

 

NOTE: Students should consult with their advisor about which courses to take each semester since advisors determine the courses that count toward completion of a degree.

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