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EOS Courses at the Marine Lab

These courses are taught by faculty members of the Division of Marine Science and Conservation at the Duke Marine Lab Campus in Beaufort, NC. To see a full list of undergraduate courses taught at the Marine Lab visit their website here. For official course descriptions, requirements, and prerequisites, please see the Duke Undergraduate Course Bulletin or browse through courses on DukeHub.

Several other courses listed under the ENV (Environmental Science) and BIOLOGY label at the marine lab can also count to fulfilling EOS major requirements.  Inquire with DUS for eligibility.  

TEMPORARILY ON HIATUS EOS 272A. Analysis of Ocean Ecosystems. NS The history, utility, and heuristic value of the ecosystem; ocean systems in the context of Odum’s ecosystem concept; structure and function of the earth’s major ecosystems. Taught in Beaufort. Prerequisite: one year of biology, one year of chemistry, or consent of instructor. Instructor: Johnson. One course. ——————- ————— ————– ————– ————– —————– —————- —————— —————

EOS 280A

TEMPORARILY ON HIATUS EOS 280LA. Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics. NS, R, STS Fundamentals of marine bioacoustics. Introduction to acoustics; analysis methods and quantitative tools; production and recording of sound; ocean noise; propagation theory; active and passive acoustics; hearing, sound production and communication in marine organisms, potential impacts of anthropogenic noise; and regulation of marine sound; methodologies used for generating, recording and analyzing marine sounds. Taught in Beaufort. Course prerequisites: Introductory biology; Physics 141L or 161L, or consent of instructor. Instructor: Nowacek. One course.

EOS 370EOS 370A. Physical Oceanography. NS, QS, STS Fundamental physical principles of ocean circu-lation. Physical properties of seawater; forces acting on the ocean such as heat, pressure gradients, wind stress, rotation, and friction; and conservation equations for heat, mass and momentum. Applications include geostrophic balances, thermal wind, coastally trapped waves, El Nino/ENSO, and tidal circulation. (Given at Beaufort.) Prerequi-sites: one year of calculus and one year of physics, or permission of instructor. Instructor: Hench. One course. ——————- ————— ————– –

EOS 272EOS 374LA. Marine Ecology. NS, R, W Factors that influence the distribution, abundance, and diversity of marine organisms. Course structure integrates lectures and field excursions. Topics include characteristics of marine habitats, adaptation to environment, species interactions, biogeography, larval recruitment, and communities found in rocky shores, tidal flats, beaches, mangrove, coral reefs, and subtidal areas. Not open to students who have taken Biology 773LA. (Given at Beaufort fall and summer.) Prerequisite: introductory biology. Instructors: Silliman. One course. ——- ——- —- ——-

EOS 377EOS 377LA. Marine Invertebrate Zoology. NS, R Structure, function, and development of invertebrates collected from estuarine and marine habitats. Not open to students who have taken Biology 777LA. One course (fall, spring, and Summer Term II); one and one-half courses (Summer Term I). (Given at Beaufort fall, spring, and summer.) Prereq-uisite: AP Biology or introductory biology or consent of instructor. Instructor: Van Dover or Silliman. Variable credit. —————————— ——————— ———————– —————– ——————– ——————— ——————— ———————— —————– —————- ——————-