Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

BI 206 - Tropical Marine Biology

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course is an immersive field-oriented experience focused on marine and near-shore ecosystems in the Caribbean, open to all majors. We will spend substantial time snorkeling or surveying a variety of ecosystems, including coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangrove forests, and rock intertidal zones. There will also be opportunity to travel to the mainland of Belize to learn about Mayan culture and history. Students will be required to complete some course work prior to leaving and after returning from the trip. To enroll in the course, you must first apply through the Office of International Programs. Prerequisite(s): BI 101 /BI 102  or BI 111 /BI 112 ; and PE 100  or PE 101 , or instructor permission (based on a demonstrated basic level of swimming ability).