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SUMMER FIELD COURSES

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EVEN YEAR COURSES

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Directed research and study at Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Dates:
Course Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: by arrangement through faculty member and university education coordinator
Credit: 1-6
Instructor(s): LUMCON faculty

Coastal Landscape Photography
An intensive week-long course that utilizes the magnificent and endangered backdrop of the Louisiana estuaries to introduce students to basic B/W photography. Includes training in camera operation, subject composition, darkroom chemistry, and gallery presentation.
Dates: May 19 2014 - May 23 2014
Course Fee: $TBA
Prerequisites: Basic photography background; 35mm camera
Credit: 1
Instructor(s): Dr. Gary LaFleur (Nicholls State University) Dr. Dennis Sipiorski (SELU)

Introduction To Marine Science
Introduction to chemical, geological, physical and biological processes in the oceans and coastal environments; interrelationships of humans and the marine environment.
Dates: Jun 2 2014 - Jun 27 2014
Course Fee: $200
Prerequisites: Introductory science course or permission of instructor
Credit: 4
Instructor(s): TBA

Coral Reef Ecology
An introductory, interdisciplinary course in the ecology of coral reef ecosystems, with an empasis on ecological and evolutionary processes. Aspects of physical oceanography, chemical ecology, and geology will be included. One and a half weeks at the LUMCON facility, and one and a half weeks in Florida.
Dates: Jun 2 2014 - Jun 21 2014
Course Fee: $2200
Prerequisites: eight hours of biology or consent of instructor
Credit: 3
Instructor(s): Dr. Paul Sammarco (LUMCON)

Coastal Field Geology
Sedimentary environments, coastal processes, and environmental geological problems of the Mississippi delta plain.
Dates: Jul 7 2014 - Jul 25 2014
Course Fee: $150
Prerequisites: two semesters of introductory geology courses or consent of instructor
Credit: 3
Instructor(s): Dr. Alex Kolker (LUMCON)

Marine Field Ecology
Relationships of marine and estuarine organisms to environmental factors; interactions among organisms; ecological processes of energy and materials flow; communities and ecosystems of the Louisiana coastal zone
Dates: Jul 7 2014 - Aug 1 2014
Course Fee: $250
Prerequisites: general biology, invertebrate or vertebrate zoology, and introductory chemistry, or by consent of instructor
Credit: 4
Instructor(s): Dr. Brian Roberts (LUMCON), TBA

ODD YEAR COURSES

Introduction to Marine Zoology
This course combines a foundation in natural history and experimental biology to introduce students to the diversity of animals along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Particular emphasis is given to the range of adaptations utilized by invertebrates and vertebrates to survive the fluctuating conditions of Louisiana habitats.
Dates:
Course Fee: $250
Prerequisites: Introductory biology course and lab or permission of instructor
Credit: 4
Instructor(s): TBA


Marine Invertebrate Ecology
In-depth study of the interaction of marine and estuarine invertebrates with their environment. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the functional role of invertebrates and how the environment shapes morphology, physiology and behavior
Dates:
Course Fee: $200
Prerequisites: Introduction Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Ecology or permission of instructor
Credit: 3
Instructor(s): TBA


Wetland Vegetation
Identification, taxonomy and distribution of wetland plants. Plant adaptations, vegetation analysis methods, marsh types, community processes and coastal wetland restoration will also be discussed. Class will include lecture, labs and field collection of plants.
Dates:
Course Fee: $200
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or consent of instructor(s)
Credit: 3
Instructor(s): TBA


Marine Fish Ecology
This course will explore the ecology of coastal marine fishes emphasizing aspects of how fish utilize coastal habitats and how environmental factors influence that distribution, movement, growth, reproduction, abundance and interspecific interactions of fishes, especially in early life history stages
Dates:
Course Fee: $200
Prerequisites: 16 hrs. of biology or permission of instructor
Credit: 3
Instructor(s): TBA


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