Environmental Science Courses

EV 5230 Fresh Water Biology - 4 graduate credits
An introduction to the aquatic environment, including the freshwater, marine and estuarian systems. Special emphasis placed upon physical, chemical, geological and biologic variables. An ecological approach stressing zones of life, habitats and population-community interactions. Laboratory and fieldwork are important components of the course. Summer only.

EV 5360 Marine Biology - 4 graduate credits
An introduction to the organisms and their habitats for the coastal marine and estuarine environment of New England. This will be a field and laboratory study of the conspicuous marine plants and animals of the New England coast. Particular attention will be given to the collection, identification, distribution, reproduction and ecology of intertidal marine groups. Extensive fieldwork is required. Summer.

EV 5370 Wetland Community Ecology - 4 graduate credits
This course will introduce students to unique wetland habitats using field observation, research and the principles of community ecology. We will examine a variety of wetland communities, paying particular attention to wetlands commonly found in New England. We will discuss their ecological properties and the physical factors that control these properties, including hydrology, species interactions, disturbance and succession. We will also discuss the local and national conservation practices, their successes and failures, and complete a writing project.

EV 5560 Special Topics in Environmental Science - 1-4 graduate credits
An in-depth study of a particular topic, contemporary issue or concern. The course will be taught by a specialist within the field being studied or, as an alternative methodology, a faculty member will coordinate a series of guest speakers who will meaningfully address the topic. Since topics vary, the course may be repeated with permission of the instructor.

EV 5800 Practicum in Environmental Science Education - 1-3 graduate credits
A supervised field experience in one of several cooperating institutions or agencies. The purpose is to gain meaningful work experience through applying knowledge learned in previous course work to the on-the-job situation. Commitment includes a negotiated number of hours per week. Supervision is by the institution or agency concerned and by Plymouth faculty.

EV 5910 Ind Study in Environ Science - 1-3 graduate credits
Enrichment of the background of students in education through the pursuit of a special topic pertinent to their interests and abilities. An opportunity for an in-depth study of a problem in the field of education. Consent of a faculty supervisor, department chair and the Associate Vice President is required.

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