Marine Sciences (MARI)


Course numbers with the # symbol included (e.g. #400) have not been taught in the last 3 years.

MARI 801 - Coastal Resource Management and Policy Seminar

Credits: 1

Graduate students, faculty and invited presenters will discuss current topics in coastal science, management, and policy, including federal, tribal, state, and municipal policy developments, new scientific findings that might inform management, citizen and community science developments, stakeholder engagement, etc. Primarily focused on SMSOE Graduate Certificate enrollees, this one credit seminar is open to others as space allows. May be repeated barring duplication of subject.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.

Grade Mode: Graduate Credit/Fail grading

MARI 805 - Introduction to Coastal and Marine Policy: Understanding US Ocean, Coastal, and Great Lakes Policy

Credits: 3

Effective management of human activities in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes areas is critical to our future. This course provides a foundation for students from various backgrounds to understand US marine policy and how it relates to their future careers in research, policy, law, or management. While focused on US marine policy, the course also provides international context, including the UN Law of the Sea and other related conventions on pollution, fisheries, and resource protection.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

MARI 901 - Resource Management and Policy Practicum

Credits: 1

This course serves as the capstone experience for those enrolled in Graduate Certificates offered by the Marine School. Students apply knowledge developed through certificate related coursework to a student-designed experiential project developed in consultation with certificate program faculty and where possible conducted in partnership with a natural resource management related organization. May be repeated barring duplication of subject.

Grade Mode: Graduate Credit/Fail grading

MARI 995 - Special Topics

Credits: 1-4

Investigations of graduate level problems or topics in marine science and ocean engineering.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading