Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Feb 23, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SEA 4990 - Directed Oceanographic Research

Fall, spring, summer. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: minimum of 3 lab science courses or permission of the instructor. Corequisites required. Refer to SEA Semester program descriptions at Offered in Woods Hole, MA and at sea.

SEA faculty.

Design and conduct original oceanographic research. Collect data and analyze samples. Compile results in peer-reviewed manuscript format and share during oral or poster presentation session. Emphasis on development of research skills and written/oral communication abilities.

Outcome 1: Students will review literature and create a written proposal for research to be conducted during the research cruise.

Outcome 2: Students will participate in an oral defense of their proposal.

Outcome 3: During the research cruise, students will deploy oceanographic equipment, collect samples, analyze data, interpret results, and produce a research manuscript.

Outcome 4: Oral presentation of research results will be required.

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