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Intersession Program Courses (all have labs); May 18 to June 1, 2022

On campus housing in the MSI dormitory in Port Aransas is available (Two students per room). Dorm includes a student lounge with table, seating area, refrigerators, microwaves, and hot plates. Room and board $300. Breakfast (served at 7:45 am), lunch (served at 11:45 pm), and dinner (to be picked up no later than 5:00 pm) in the MSI Cafeteria Monday through Friday only. Dining in the café is carry-out only and subject to change depending on COVID-19. Each student is required to sign a rental agreement and pay a $300 deposit due along with the $300 rent by the first day of class (May 18, 2022). Check-in to dorms is at 4:00 p.m. on May 17, 2021. Check-out is at noon on June 2, 2022.

Microplastics in coastal environment - MNS 353 (unique TBD)

This class will focus on microplastics in coastal environments through lectures and field work. We will cover basic knowledge of plastics, such as composition and production of plastic polymers and additives, as well as environmental processes that will affect the fates of plastics in waters, such as biodegradation and photooxidation. In addition to the lectures, field work is a key component of this course, where students will participate in cruise sampling and microplastic analysis and identification in estuaries and bays near Port Aransas. 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 in Port Aransas at the Marine Science Institute.

  • Taught by Dr. Zhanfei Liu

TOPICS IN MARINE SCIENCE: ESTUARINE ECOLOGY - MNS 352C (UNIQUE TBD)

Explores general ecological principles of estuarine environments in Texas, including physiography, hydrography, and plant and animal community structure and productivity. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional lecture and field/laboratory hours may be required. Marine Science 352 (Topic 8) and 352C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: The following with a grade of at least C- in each: Biology 311D or 315H, and Chemistry 302 or 302H. Taught in Port Aransas at the Marine Science Institute. All day classroom, laboratory and field components in Port Aransas, on the coast and at sea.

  • Taught by Dr. Ken Dunton