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

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SEA 3730 - Toward a Sustainable Ocean: Conservation and Management

Fall, spring, summer (not offered every year). 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Corequisite: Refer to SEA Semester program descriptions at Offered in Woods Hole, MA and at sea.

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Comparative and issue-driven introduction to managing human uses and conserving coastal and ocean places and resources. Explore concepts of technology, governance, sector and ecosystem management, and marine protected areas through expert content lectures, topical seminars, and field trips.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to critically evaluate policy documents and communicate evaluations orally, visually, and in writing.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to identify and explain significant relationships between economic (market) forces, technology, and ecological sustainability.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to identify and assess direct and indirect ocean uses at local, national and global scales.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to compare and contrast major concepts or approaches to coastal ocean management.

Outcome 5: Students will be able to critically evaluate the successes or failures of individual Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

Outcome 6: Students will be able to observe, record, and categorize offshore human uses of the marine environment.

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