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    College of Charleston
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 10-03-17)
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BIOL 449 Biology of Coral Reefs (3)

An introduction to the biology and ecology of reef-building corals and coral reefs. Topics to be covered include coral ecology (physical environment, nutrition, reproduction, growth, population structure), taxonomy, systematic, diversity, biogeography, reef-building processes, and natural and human induced disturbances.
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 111 /BIOL 111L , BIOL 112 /BIOL 112L , BIOL 211 /BIOL 211D , BIOL 305  and BIOL 341 . Open to undergraduate student of junior or senior standing who have completed at least 15 semester hours in biology and have a GPA of at least 3.000 in all biology courses. Students not meeting these requirements may enroll with permission of the instructor and departmental chair.
Co-requisite(s) or Prerequisite(s): MATH 250  or equivalent course in statistics.
Course Frequency: Occasional
Cross-listing: BIOL 549, EVSS 519



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