Marine Science Scholars Program Shannon Point Marine Center

Current Topics in Marine Science

BIOL 111 & 112

Current Topics in Marine Science seminars are quarterly 1-credit seminars on contemporary marine issues. The seminars are available to freshmen (Biol 111) and sophomores (Biol 112) who are in accepted in the Marine Science Scholars Program (exceptions with permission from the instructors). These courses are taught by Dr. Shawn Arellano and are repeatable with different topics up to a maximum of 3 credits each. The current layout of topics for 2017-2018 is shown below:

Freshman Year (Biol 111)

  • Winter: Impacts of land use on the marine environment
  • Spring: Marine pollution
  • Sophomore Year (Biol 112)

  • Fall: Natural resources from the marine environment
  • Winter: Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Spring: Global change