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Undergraduates: FW 467 Antarctic Science and Conservation This course will be taught Fall Term 2015 as an Ecampus hybrid course. Please contact the instructor if taking this course in Fall 2015 is not possible.
Graduate students: Admission to OSU graduate program
Non-degree seeking: Please discuss with course instructor.
Preferred application deadline: Oct. 1, 2015
Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest place on earth. Its remoteness has captured the human imagination for centuries. Visit a popular media website or skim the contents table of a leading scientific journal such as Science or Nature and you will quickly find a story or paper about Antarctica, its wildlife and human impacts on the continent. As the only continent designated as a “natural reserve, devoted to peace and science,” Antarctica provides a unique opportunity for research on seabirds and marine mammals, Antarctic food webs, global environmental processes, as well as an excellent example of large-scale international conservation efforts. This course, in class and in Antarctica, we will explore the history, geology, climate, and ecosystems of Antarctica, with special emphasis on current Antarctic marine mammal research and related conservation issues. The course will focus on critical thinking and research skills developed through independent research on topics of interest and discussions of relevant case studies in Antarctic research and conservation. This course combines in-class instruction, online activities, field activities and assignments.
This 12 credit Ecampus course will take place during Winter Term 2016. The Antarctica portion of the program begins on Feb. 11 and ends Mar. 6, 2016.
For more information, contact Michael Harte, and view the following descriptive documents:
The total estimated costs will be approximately $17,100 which includes the program fee ($10,795), undergraduate tuition ($3,360), international airfare ($2,100), lodging, meals, insurance, etc.