[MARMAM] WINTER 2008 MARINE MAMMAL MANAGEMENT COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT
johnbarra at sympatico.ca
Mon Nov 12 12:24:36 PST 2007
WINTER 2008 MARINE MAMMAL MANAGEMENT COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT
WELCOME- to all those interested in marine mammals.
This is an opportunity for you to consider our unique offering in the
study of a fascinating but curiously unknown aquatic form of life
through: THE OCEANOGRAPHIC CENTER OF NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY'S
GLOBAL DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE IN MARINE MAMMAL MANAGEMENT (MMM). #
THIS COURSE IS OFFERED TO ANYONE, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD THROUGH DISTANCE
Registration starts December 3, 2007, closes on January 11, 2008
There are four versions:
a) full three credit graduate level - $695/credit hour. 3 credit course
b) an undergraduate credit - $950
c) a general interest (audit) diploma - $1042.50
d) as part of the graduate certificate - contact the coordinator at
douganj at nova.edu <mailto:douganj at nova.edu>).
MMM runs from JANUARY 7 TO MARCH 28, 2008, and covers a range of
pertinent topics as indicated by the Table of Contents:
Information for Current Term
Chapter 1. Introduction to Marine Mammals
Chapter 2. Marine Mammal Management
Chapter 3. Introduction to Cetaceans
Chapter 4. Beluga Whale, and “toxic soups”
Chapter 5. Dolphins, non-consumptive use
Chapter 6. Bowheads, the subsidence balance
Chapter 7. Orcas, of killers and Keikos
Chapter 8. Pilots, stranding and utilization
Chapter 9. Introduction to Pinnipeds
Chapter10 Monk Seals
Chapter11. California Sea Lion, Big Sur and survival
Chapter12. Harp Seal, to hunt or not to hunt?
Chapter13. Introduction to Sirenids
Chapter14. Manatee, the harassed herbivore
Chapter15. Introduction to Marine Fissipeds
Chapter16. Polar Bear, the Inuit, success and hope
Chapter17. Acoustic Stimuli of Marine Mammals
Chapter18. Marine Mammal Conservation & Future Management
There are two essay assignments for those taking the credit versions.
First is due on FEBRUARY 11th with a value of 30%; the last on MARCH
21st for 60% of the final mark. The remaining 10% is held for
Interaction evaluation – how well the candidate participates within any
class e-mail discussion and replies to requests.
Candidates will receive comments on the first assignment, mainly as an
aid in the final essay, and evaluation. The last essay is equivalent of
a final exam and is not returned.
Those taking the diploma program may submit the assignments and
participate in the Interaction; however, not for marks, but certainly
As communication and interaction throughout the term will be mainly via
e-mail, it is essential that all have some electronic means of
communication and submitting essays. Essays should be sent using "MS
For general information on the course, contact:
and http://www.nova.edu/ocean/disted.html for general information on the
Oceanographic Center's distance education programs.
For registration http://www.nova.edu/ocean/distedregform.html
Professor Keith Ronald and Barra L. Gots
Instructors for the Marine Mammal Management Distance Education course.
For further informtion, please reply to Barra Gots: gots at nova.edu
<mailto:johnbarra at sympatico.ca>
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