Biology / Oceanography is a hot topic today, even for
students at a university 800-plus miles from the nearest coast.
People are becoming aware of the damage being inflicted
on the oceans and are beginning to realize that reducing this damage
be easier than reversing it after the oceans have been compromised.
I have been teaching
two marine ecology courses here at CU since the mid 1980s to students
who have been very enthusiastic about the subject.
is a field course taught in the Caribbean over winter break to upper
division biology students who are SCUBA certified. Surprisingly,
Colorado has the highest number of SCUBA divers per capita of all 50
states. The second course, Tropical
Marine Ecology, is a traditional lecture course dealing with
many aspects of the marine environment.
the most part, is a
program. Many colleges and universities in coastal areas have
undergraduate degrees in the subject, but employment in this field most
generally demands a graduate degree. The best prerequsite
for such is a strong undergraduate degree in biology which can be
obtained here at CU, Boulder.
A Human Approach, is an
introductory biology course expressley designed for the
non-science-oriented student. It has a long, successful history
here at CU, having been taught to forty thousand students since
1948. As a two-semester biology course, it fills an Arts and
Sciences core-curriculum-science requirement.
Research, Independent Studies
and Internships are
More Information about the above
courses can be accessed via
clicking on the appropriate links to the left.