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Intersession Program Courses (all have labs); May 22 to June 5, 2019


On campus housing in Port Aransas is available. Room and board is $150 with breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the MSI Cafeteria Monday through Friday only. Each student is required to sign a rental agreement and pay a $150 deposit due along with the $150 rent by the first day of class (May 22, 2019). Check-in to dorms is at 4:00 p.m. on May 21, 2019.

biology of SHARKS, SKATES, & RAYS - MNS 354u

This class will explore the physiological and morphological adaptions found in elasmobranch fishes as compared to bony fishes, and the role of these adaptations in elasmobranch ecological success. Specific focus will be placed on the significance of elasmobranch form and function in the context of environmental and anthropogenic driven stress. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional lecture and field/laboratory hours may be required. Prerequisite: The following with a grade of at least C- in each: Biology 311D or 315H, and Chemistry 302 or 302H.

  • Taught by Dr. Andrew J. Esbaugh 

Topics in Marine Science: Marine Biodiversity - MNS 353 

Explore patterns of biodiversity of marine plants, invertebrates, and fishes across a variety of coastal habitats. This course will involve field, laboratory and classroom components and will provide students with hands-on experience related to sampling methods, taxonomic identification, and data analysis. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional lecture and field/laboratory hours may be required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: The following with a grade of at least C- in each: Biology 311D or 315H, and Chemistry 302 or 302H.

  • Taught by Dr. Lauren A. Yeager