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SUMMER FIELD COURSES

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CURRENT COURSE OFFERING

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 17 2015 - May 22 2015
Course Fee: $350
Prerequisites: Basic photography background; 35mm camera
Credit: 1
Instructor(s): Dr. Gary LaFleur (Nicholls State University) Dr. Dennis Sipiorski (SELU)


Special Topics
Dates: May 17 2015 - Jul 25 2015
Course Fee: $
Prerequisites: By arrangement throough faculty member and university education coordinator (length of course depends on project duration))
Credit: 1-6
Instructor(s):


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: May 31 2015 - Jun 26 2015
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: May 31 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Course Fee: $200
Prerequisites: 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: Jul 5 2015 - Jul 24 2015
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: Jul 5 2015 - Jul 24 2015
Course Fee: $200
Prerequisites: 16 hrs. of biology or permission of instructor
Credit: 3
Instructor(s): TBA


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