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MAR 104, Oceanography, 3 credits

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Stony Brook Southampton

July 7 – 20, 2020 

Cancelled for 2020.

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Students will examine the World Ocean and the chemical, geological, and physical processes that control its major features and the life that inhabits it, as well as explore human interactions with the marine environment. This intensive course is specifically designed for motivated high school students wishing to earn college credit, but current undergraduates, graduates, or professionals can also enroll. The short-term course will run for 2 weeks and meet for 4-5 hours each weekday at the Stony Brook Southampton campus. Content will be delivered via lectures, in- class activities, and 2 boat trips in which students will explore nearby coastal habitats using oceanographic sampling equipment. Students must have completed high school biology and be at least 16 years old.

Section 01: Dr. Kurt Bretsch (class # TBA)

Enrollment begins April 7, 2020.  Students must wait until this date to begin enrollment.  Note that the course can fill quickly.

To ENROLL click here and follow instructions below:
Select Current Students, High School Students, or Visiting Students from the blue boxes at the top of the page.
High School Students: on your page, be sure to scroll down to where you will find “Steps To Enroll”.  The enrollment process might take 3-5 days.

For HOUSING options, visit this page
High School Students:  You must be  at least 16 to dorm.  Space is limited to 14 students.  If you must live in the dorms to participate, email to confirm there is still space BEFORE you enroll.

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  • Estimated costs for 3 credit course are ~$1000 for in-state tuition, ~$3000 for out of state tuition, and optional ~ $800 for 13 days of room and board.
  • Summer tuition charges will post to your SOLAR account in mid-May.

For the most updated course Syllabus, click here.

The textbook is required: Essentials of Oceanography, edition 8, by Tom Garrison & Robert Ellis, ISBN-13: 9781337098649.  Students are encouraged to read the entire textbook prior to the first day of class.

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This course fulfills SNW Stony Brook University educational diversity categories.

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