This course covers fundamental biogeochemical and ecological concepts necessary to critically examine influential and current relevant literature. Topics include eutrophication, hypoxia, ocean acidification, climate change, and greenhouse gas exchange in nearshore coastal waters such as estuaries, coastal rivers and watersheds, mangroves, seagrasses, salt marshes, wetlands, mud and sand flats, and coral reefs. Analytical tools such as stable isotopes, ecosystem models, and process measurements will be used.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 101 [Min Grade: D]
In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.
For additional information, and an up-to-date list of the writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Drexel University Writing Center page