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Course List

Below is a list of course offerings at the School of Marine Science & Technology (SMAST). For complete course descriptions, please view the UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog.

SMAST West is located at 706 S. Rodney French Blvd. SMAST East is located at 836 S. Rodney French Blvd. 


Spring 2019 Course Offerings

MAR 105: Introductory Ocean Science Online Course

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Online / Onload
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


Fall 2018 Course Offerings

MAR 110: Ocean Hazards

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 2:00-3:15 pm; DION 114
Instructor: W. Brown

MAR 115: Introduction to Climate Sciences

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

MAR 510: Introduction to Chemical Oceanography

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

MAR 513: Numerical Methods in Ocean Sciences

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tues; 10:00 am-12:30 pm; SMAST East, Rm 103
Instructor: C. Chen

MAR 525: U.S. Ocean Policy

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Fri; 9:30 am- 12:00 pm; SMAST East, Rm 101
Instructor: D. Pierce

MAR 540: Introduction to Fisheries Science

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

MAR 544: Stock Assessment of Fishery Resources

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 2:00-3:15 pm; SMAST East, Rm 101
Instructor: S. Cadrin

MAR 555: Introductory Physical Oceanography

Credits: 3
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 3:30-4:45 pm (Lecture); Mon; 4:00-5:15 pm (Recitation, optional); SMAST West, Rm 204; distance learning
Instructor: G. Cowles, M. Sundermeyer

MAR 580: Special Topic (in Fisheries Oceanography): Science Communication for Research Scientists - Delivering Effective Messages to Diverse Audiences

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Fri; 9:30 am-12:00 pm; SMAST East, Rm 102
Instructor: G. Fay

MAR 595: Bayesian Statistics and Hierarchical Modeling for Ecology

Credits: 2 
Date/Time/Place: Thurs; 1:00-3:00 pm; SMAST East, Rm 103
Instructor: G. Fay

MAR 645: Ocean Circulation Modeling

Credits: 3 
Date/Time/Place: Tues/Thurs; 2:00-3:15 pm; SMAST East, Rm 102
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: C. Pilkskaln

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: K. Stokesbury


Note

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.