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WINTER 2009 MARINE MAMMAL MANAGEMENT COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
1. Introduction to Marine Mammals
2. Marine Mammal Management
3. Introduction to Cetaceans
4. Beluga Whale, and "toxic soups"
5. Dolphins, non-consumptive use
6. Bowheads, the subsidence balance
7. Orcas, of killers and Keikos
8. Pilots, stranding and utilization
9. Introduction to Pinnipeds
10 Monk Seals
11. California Sea Lion, Big Sur and surviva
12. Harp Seal, to hunt or not to hunt?
13. Introduction to Sirenids
14. Manatee, the harassed herbivore
15. Introduction to Marine Fissipeds
16. Polar Bear, the Inuit, success and hope
17. Acoustic Stimuli of Marine Mammals
18. 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 http://www.nova.edu/ocean/disted.html
Professor Keith Ronald and Barra L. Gots
Instructors for the Marine Mammal Management Distance Education course.
Please reply to Barra Gots: email@example.com