[MARMAM] Winter 2009 Marine Mammal Management Course Announcement

J&B johnbarra at sympatico.ca
Wed Nov 5 06:10:11 PST 2008


WINTER 2009 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). # 
CZMT 0636-DE1

THIS COURSE IS OFFERED TO ANYONE, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD THROUGH DISTANCE 
LEARNING.

Registration starts December 1, 2008, closes on January 9, 2009

There are four versions:
a) full three credit graduate level - $745/credit hour. 3 credit course 
= $2235.

b) an undergraduate credit - $950

c) a general interest (audit) diploma - $1117.50

d) as part of the graduate certificate - contact the coordinator at 
douganj at nova.edu <mailto:douganj at nova.edu>

MMM runs from JANUARY 5 TO MARCH 27, 2009, 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 8th with a value of 30%; the last on MARCH 22nd 
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 
for comment.
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 
Word" format.

For general information on the course, contact: 
http://www.nova.edu/ocean/marmam/marmam.html

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

Thank you.

Professor Keith Ronald and Barra L. Gots

Instructors for the Marine Mammal Management Distance Education course.

Please reply to Barra Gots: gots at nova.edu <mailto:johnbarra at sympatico.ca>






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