MCC On-Location Courses

BIO 195 - Field Studies in Biology
4 credit hours
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who wish to study a particular natural habitat or environment in a focused, hands-on, field setting. The majority of course work is completed in the field at a local or distant location depending upon the title and focus of the course for a given semester. Students will conduct field observations, record data, participate in and design field experiments and construct a field notebook detailing all aspects of their field experience. Credit hours are variable depending upon the field experience offered. Additional fees for travel, lodging, food, and other field expenses may apply. Prerequisite: One Biology lab course preferred. Permission of instructor required. Variable Credit.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
San Salvador
Course Information:
BIO 195, Field Studies in Biology / “Marine Biology of the Bahamas” has been offered for the past 6 years. This class is taught as a four credit-hour science lab class. It is offered every fall semester. Students complete 20 hours of class time in the fall semester on the MCC Brighton Campus and finish the course with a two-week field-based lab experience on San Salvador Island, Bahamas over the January intersession. Students learn about marine habitats and organisms while at the Gerace Research Center on San Salvador Island snorkeling on coral reefs, grass flats and mangrove tidal estuaries.
Recent Course Offerings:
Fall 2012 - Students completed 20 hours of class time in the fall 2012 semester on the MCC Brighton Campus and finished the course with a two-week field-based lab experience on San Salvador Island, Bahamas over the January 2013 intersession.
Current or Upcoming Course Offerings:
Fall 2013 - Students complete 20 hours of class time in the fall 2013 semester on the MCC Brighton Campus and finish the course with a two-week field-based lab experience on San Salvador Island, Bahamas over the January 2014 intersession.
Cost:

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How to Register:
Registration Deadline - August 26, 2013

Course Contact Information:
For more information on BIO 195 “Marine Biology of the Bahamas” contact Professor Ernie Mellas (292-2428) or the MCC Biology Department office (292-2720).
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