MWF 9:30-10:20, Johnson Hall (JHN) 102



Our marine biology class is a lecture-laboratory course focusing on both physical and biological aspects of the marine environment. The topics we will cover include oceanography, ecology, physiology, behavior, fisheries, and conservation.

Students may enroll in Marine Biology for three OR five credits. Both options are great ways to learn about Marine Biology, so please choose the number of credits that will work best for you.


We each enter this classroom community with a unique set of experiences and different backgrounds that will inform our readings of and reactions to the subjects we study. Respect for diversity of all kinds - in terms of race, ethnicity, age, sex and gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability, educational background, political and ideological belief, and so on – is vital to creating a respectful, safe and stimulating intellectual environment.

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It is our goal to ensure that our learning environment is accessible to everyone. If you have a disability and need special accommodations for note taking or any other aspect of your coursework, please contact Disability Resources for Students, 448 Schmitz, Box 355839 (206)543-8924 (V/TTY), If you have a letter from Disabled Student Services indicating you have a disability that requires academic accommodations, please present the letter to the instructor so we can discuss the accommodations you might need for the class.

If you are an athlete on a UW fall sports team, please provide us with your travel schedule, so we can work together to ensure your success in this course.


Any suspected cases of student misconduct, such as cheating or plagiarism, will be dealt with according to University policies. We will do our best to ensure a fair testing situation for all students and thus will proctor exams, distribute multiple exams and may ask students to reseat themselves.

All work submitted for this course must be an original effort. Plagiarism means presenting the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own, for example by turning in someone else’s work or failing to document material you have quoted or borrowed. I encourage you to talk with others about your ideas and to get their feedback, but the work you hand in must represent your own ideas and be in your own words. If you are unsure about your use of sources or are having other difficulties with your writing, please talk to me or make an appointment with the one of the University Resources. You are responsible for understanding all aspects of University regulations regarding academic integrity. It is also YOUR responsibility to ensure that you understand what plagiarism is. Please visit the UW web site:

Typical plagiarism oversights are: