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ZOOL 200: Marine Biology (3 credits)

Course Description

Biological, physical, and chemical characteristics, flora and fauna, and interactions of components of marine ecosystems; survey of marine environments; utilization, exploitation, pollution, and conservation of marine resources; with special emphasis on the Hawaiian marine environment. (3 hours lecture)

Recommended Preparation: Registration in ZOOL 200L.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the process and philosophical basis of scientific inquiry.
  • Distinguish between living things and inanimate objects.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the physical and chemical characteristics of the marine environment, especially those of the Hawaiian marine environment, and how they impact marine life.
  • Communicate knowledge of the diversity of marine organisms, especially Hawaiian species.
  • Exhibit an appreciation of the interaction between structure and function of marine life and how marine organisms are taxonomically related.
  • Illustrate and provide examples of the ecological role of and relationships between marine organisms.
  • Describe the major life zones of the ocean and the adaptations of living things relevant to being a successful species in these zones.
  • Recognize and suggest solutions to the negative impacts of human activities on the marine environment.
  • Research and write, using the language of the field, about a marine biology topic.

Degrees and Certificates

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