EARTH 100 - Coral Reefs
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in EARTH 156 or GEOSCI 156.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Partial Term 8/29/22 - 10/14/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Coral Reefs Dynamics is an introductory course that examines the different components of this very important marine ecosystem. The biology and ecology of modern reefs are a central focus of the class, together with the evolution of the reef community and its composition over geologic time. The class also investigates the interaction between the major organisms living in association with coral reefs and the ways in which humans affects the reefs both directly and indirectly through climate change.

Course Requirements:

Exams and quizzes will be on Canvas. Daily short quizzes twice a week, weekly quizzes, and 2 midterms and an optional final exam. Multiple choice exams. Exams to be taken on set days following the syllabus.

Intended Audience:

This class is suitable for all undergraduate students interested in Earth and Environmental Science, Oceanography, and/or Biology.

Class Format:

Depending on COVID conditions, the course will either be entirely online and asynchronous, or entirely in-person and synchronous.


EARTH 100 - Coral Reefs
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
Partial Term 8/29/22 - 10/14/22

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