MA SC - Marine Science

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Faculty of Science

Below are the courses available from the MA SC subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

MA SC 401B - Special Topics in Marine Biology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-0-6)

Offered, as opportunities arise, by selected scientists who are working at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre. The course will generally be of a specialized nature and be at a level appropriate to graduate or senior undergraduate students. Credit for this course may be obtained more than once.


MA SC 402 - Special Topics in Marine Biology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-6)

Offered, as opportunities arise, by selected scientists who are working at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre and are prepared to offer a course extending over a three-week period. Course will be of a specialized nature. Credit for this course may be obtained more than once.


MA SC 403 - Directed Studies in Marine Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(FIRST, 13 WEEKS)

Study will involve a research project approved by a supervisor in the student's field of interest, and will be designed to take maximum advantage of the laboratory and/or field opportunities. Students may arrange for a supervisor before the start of the fall semester. Advanced students may, with the permission of their university, take a *6 directed study in lieu of MA SC 415, 425, or 437.


MA SC 410B - Marine Invertebrate Zoology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-0-6)

A survey of the marine phyla, with emphasis on the benthic fauna in the vicinity of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. The course includes lectures, laboratory exercises, field collection, identification, and observation. Emphasis is placed on the study of living specimens in the laboratory and in the field.


MA SC 412B - Biology of Fishes View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-0-6)

Classification, physiology, ecology, behavior and zoogeography of fishes with particular emphasis on those in the marine environment of the British Columbia coast. Course will involve some field projects. Offered in alternate years.


MA SC 415 - Structure and Function in Animals View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 4 WEEKS)

This course examines the form and function of invertebrates and vertebrates using a comparative approach. The subject areas include morphology and evolution, systems physiology, biomechanics, and development. The local marine and coastal fauna are used to illustrate the principles. The course includes fieldwork and a series of laboratory exercises and experiments.


MA SC 425 - Ecological Adaptations of Seaweeds View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 4 WEEKS)

The course explores morphological, physiological, genetic and reproductive adaptations of seaweeds to their natural and human altered environments.


MA SC 430B - Marine Ecology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-0-6)

An analytical approach to biotic associations in the marine environment. Opportunities will be provided for study of the intertidal realm in exposed and protected areas and of beaches and estuaries in the vicinity of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. Offered in alternate years.


MA SC 437 - Marine Population Ecology and Dynamics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 4 WEEKS)

An analytical approach to the study of marine ecology and marine populations. Intertidal and subtidal communities will be examined, with emphasis on the biota of the Barkley Sound region.


MA SC 475 - Applied Data Analysis in Marine Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 13 WEEKS)

Principles of study design and data analysis illustrated by lecture material, current research and research seminars. Students will acquire experience using the data analysing language R. Prerequisites: STAT 151 or SCI 151, minimum *60 credit.


MA SC 502B - Graduate Level Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-0-6)

Courses offered as opportunities arise, by distinguished scientists who are visiting at Bamfield Marine Station and are prepared to offer a course extending over a three-week period. The course will carry graduate credit.