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517./417. Marine Benthic Invertebrates of Santa Catalina Island (4)

Prerequisite: OSI 353 and consent of instructor. (Undergraduates enroll in OSI 417; graduates enroll in OSI 517)
Topics include benthic community structure and function, benthic-pelagic coupling, animal-sediment relationships, animal interactions, and marine pollution ecology. Laboratory emphasis will be on identification of local forms.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs, laboratory and field 6 hrs.)

519./419. Marine Ichthyology (4)

Prerequisite: OSI 353 and consent of instructor. (Undergraduates enroll in OSI 419; graduates enroll in OSI 519)
Taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and ecology of fishes. Emphasis on local marine fishes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory and field 6 hrs.)

520./420. Ecology of Marine Fishes (4)

Prerequisite: OSI 519/419 and consent of instructor. (Undergraduates enroll in OSI 420; graduates enroll in OSI 520)
Fish species assemblages, general ecology, adaptations, and behavioral ecology of marine fishes. Emphasis on local marine fishes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory and field 6 hrs.)

525./425. Marine Phycology (4)

Prerequisite: BIOL 211, BIOL 212, BIOL 213. (Undergraduates enroll in OSI 425; graduates enroll in OSI 525)
Taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology, and physiology of marine algae; emphasis on local marine forms.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory and field 6 hrs.)

555./455. Marine Ecological Processes (4)

Prerequisite: OSI 353 or BIOL 350 and consent of instructor; statistics recommended. (Undergraduates enroll in OSI 455; graduates enroll in OSI 555)
Discussion of field studies on ecological principles related to marine communities. Includes an individual field research project and class projects.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory and field 6 hrs.)

590./490. Selected Topics in Ocean Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (Undergraduates enroll in OSI 490; graduates enroll in OSI 590)
Topics from selected areas of Ocean Studies. Course content will vary from section to section.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with consent of instructor. Maximum credit for OSI 490/590 and/or 490L/590L limited to 6 units. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. (Lecture 1-3 hrs.)

590L./490L. Selected Topics in Ocean Studies Laboratory (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (Undergraduates enroll in OSI 490L; graduates enroll in OSI 590L)
Topics from selected areas of Ocean Studies. Course content will vary from section to section.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with consent of instructor. Maximum credit for OSI 490/590 and/or 490L/590L limited to 6 units. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. (Laboratory 3-9 hrs.)

697. Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and graduate standing.
Independent research to be conducted under the supervision of a Catalina Semester instructor. Students develop their ideas during the first 12 weeks of the semester, prepare a research proposal, complete their studies, and present their findings in a mini-symposium and a report.
Letter grade only (A-F).


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