BIO5200EN - Marine Biology

Course description

The oceans cover about 72% of the earth's surface, containing 97% of the earth's water and abundance of live forms sustaining unique ecosystems. Despite it's fundamental relevance, human action over the past years have is severely affecting oceans worldwide. this adds to the need to study them. This course will cover an overview of marine biology from a global approach, using examples from different areas and different ecosystems. some focus will be given to tropical marine ecology, including coral reefs, mangroves and seagrasses. In this course the general physcal and chemical features of oceans will be studied as well; highlighting how globla climate changes are affecting the oceans.

How this course benefits students

Students will learn about the physcial, chemical, and biological aspects of the oceans; how they can be further studied and how they can be protected from degradation.

Why this course is important

Students will be engaged in hard work on multiple assignment and will use lessons learned for practical applications.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Biological Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course will attract every students efforts towards our christian obligation to protect our environment

Missionally driven

Missionary biologists are to tend and care for all live forms and the environment we live in

Contextually informed

rather than participate in its degradation.

Interculturally focused

The vast extent of oceans worldwide implies contextualizing the the subject matter of this course is easy

Practically minded

Students from any and every culture will be exploring and evaluating general concepts and key ecosystems of the marine world.

Experientially transformed

Students will leave the course will the knowledge of marine biospher and marine biodiversity and the pressure under which they are.