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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

BIO 211 - Estuarine Biology

4 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
This course meets the Biological and Physical Sciences General Education Requirement.

Investigate the biology of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Study the interrelationships between the physical environment and the biodiversity observed in the many kinds of aquatic habitats found within an estuarine watershed. Learn how to sample, monitor and identify the keystone species of these habitats through field collections and laboratory evaluation. Requires one Saturday research cruise. Lab fee $60.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101  or BIO 103  or BIO 107  or permission of department chair; eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121  and eligibility for any general education math.

Course Outcomes
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 4 Personal Wellness Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking