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CRW 1001
CreativeWriting I
This course is designed to develop
students’ literary voices through the
study and application of techniques
of writing fiction, poetry, drama and
the essay. Through supportive in class
critiques and occasional discussion of
professional models, the student learns
the craft of writing. This course includes
a 6,000 word writing requirement.
Marine Sciences
FAS 1419
Aquaculture Best Mgmt Practice
This course is intended to introduce
students to operational, technical, and
management practices employed by
successful aquaculture businesses.
Topics include quality management
strategies, problem solving strategies,
statistical tools for business analysis,
and system specific BMPs. Students
will select and study an aquaculture
business and deliver a term paper and
power point presentation on the topic.
Other evaluation tools upon which the
student’s final grade is calculated include
class participation exercises, essays and
quizzes.
OCB 2263C
Coral Reef Biology & Mgmt
this course introduces students to the
basic biology of corals and coral reefs,
including a discussion of ecological
principles such as: competition, diversity,
symbiosis, disturbance, adaptation,
reproduction, and recruitment. Also
examined are the major taxa living in
coral reef ecosystems of the Caribbean
and florida, including seagrasses and
mangroves. Latter portions of the cours
introduce current polices and best
practice for coral reef conservation and
management, with emphasis on the
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
The in-field laboratory portion will
illustrate concepts from the lecutres, and
give students practical experience in
basic coral reef monitoring techniques.
OCB 2725
Diseases & Parasites in Mar Aq
A survey of the parasites and diseases
that impact marine organisms with
an emphasis on those diseases that
commonly affect marine aquaculture
operations. Students will learn
basic factors that influence disease
transmission and the ecology of
parasitic organisms as it pertains to
the host. Student will be introduced to
diagnostic techniques to identify the
source of diseae or infection, as well as
common treatment methods. Diagnostic
techniques and treatment protocols wil
be reinforced in the co-requisite lab for
this course.
OCB 2725L
Diseases & Parasites Lab
A survey of the parasites and diseases
that impact marine organisms with
an emphasis on those diseases that
commonly affect marine aquaculture
operations. Students will learn basic
diagnostic techniques to identify the
source of disease or infection, as well as
common treatment methods.
OCB 1311
Dolph Stud & Field Exp I
This introductory program surveys a
wide range of knowledge, theories and
ongoing research concerning marine
mammals, animal husbandry, operant
conditioning training practices and
related issues, including instruction
specific to the facility and its resident
dolphins. This course offers students
a unique opportunity to gain career
oriented hands-on experience in dolphin
husbandry and training, including diet
preparation; how to feed, reinforce, and
maintain established behaviors all under
the guidance of accomplished animal
trainers. Students will reside at the
Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key.
Course requirements center on active
participation in the course and passing
comprehensive end of course exam.
OCB 2310
Dolph Stud & Field Exp: Cogn
This introductory program provides an
in-depth, hands-on immersion into the
field of marine mammal science and
surveys a wide range of knowledge,
theories and ongoing research
concerning marine mammals, including
instruction specific to the facility and its
resident dolphins. The class focuses on
concepts and research methodology in
the study of cognitive abilities and social
behavior of marine mammals. Students
will reside at the Dolphin Research
Center on Grassy Key.
OCB 1301C
Dolphin Lab
This introduction to the biology of the
dolphin surveys cetacean taxonomy,
anatomy, physiology, pathology,
stranding, capture, health care,
nutrition and training. Students will
reside for a full week at the Dolphin
Research Institute on Grassy Key. Course
requirements center upon a 3,000 word
journal.
OCB 2132C
Field App Mar Sci:Rest Coral R
The students will learn why coral nursery
propagation and restoration is needed
and why staghorn (Acropora) coral
is a good candidate for restoration.
Students must master coral restoration
methodologies including construction
and deployment of propagation
modules, transplanting of coral cuttings
and transplanting of mature coral
restoration units to damaged or barren
reef areas. They must participate in all
phases of the establishment of at least
100 new coral cuttings at the nursery
and 18 corals at a restoration site.
This course will have 2 lecture contact
hours per week (=30 contact hours per
semester) and 2 lab contact hours per
week (=30 contact hours per semester).
OCB 2262C
Fld App Mar Sci: Assm Crl Rf H
This course will equip students with
the basic skills for assessing a coral reef
habitat using the RECON method. The
RECON method is a low-tech, rapid
monitoring protocol for SCUBA divers.
It is considered “low-tech” because the
only equipment needed to conduct
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