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Courses are academic classes taught by qualified instructors that are intended to enhance participant’s knowledge of a given area or training in a particular discipline. Courses vary broadly in terms of length, size, content and duration.

In a natural sciences academic program, many branches of the field might be explored in depth with the goal of observing and learning about nature. Some of these branches may include astronomy, biology, physics, ecology and chemistry.

Central American and Caribbean nations are rich in culture, history and culture. They are proud of their ancient history, and most of the citizens take pride and joy in showing their country to international eyes. The unique cultural scenery provides a one-of-a-kind encounter that is inseparable from a feeling of excitement and experience. Central America is the ideal place to ground oneself in while enjoying more than a few of life’s greatest pleasures.

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VERITAS

This course is aimed to highlight the importance of Conservation Marine Biology in managing Costa Rican Elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) with the emphasis on recent ... [+]

Overview Language: English Terms: Short Term, Summer I Credit: 6

This course is aimed to highlight the importance of Conservation Marine Biology in managing Costa Rican Elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) with the emphasis on recent conservation efforts in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP). Marine ecosystems of the ETP provide a baseline source for sharks and rays species of high commercial interest in satisfying human demand for national and international food.

However, numerous sharks and rays species are threatened by unsustainable human activities, such as overfishing and habitat destruction. We will develop a critical understanding of conservation biology, by emphasizing the general concept of the different levels of biodiversity and different approaches used in Conservation Genetics to document the biodiversity and connectivity of sharks and rays. The students will be introduced to a wide range of practical activities by visiting field stations and natural laboratories on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, lecture and practical activities in the Molecular Biology Lab (BIOMOL) at Universidad Veritas.... [-]

Costa Rica San José
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Full-time
Campus
VERITAS

This course introduces the basic concepts of oceanography, marine geology, marine ecology, and marine biology, with emphasis on the interaction between species, between s ... [+]

Overview Language: English Terms: Winter/J-Term, Short Term,d Credit: 6

The oceans were formed between 4400 and 3500 million years ago, and they occupy about 71% of the Earth’s surface. Tropical seas hold the highest ecosystem and species diversity of the oceans.

This course introduces the basic concepts of oceanography, marine geology, marine ecology, and marine biology, with emphasis on the interaction between species, between species and their environment and between ecosystems. It also provides information on the natural and human environmental impact and the utility, management, and conservation of the ecosystems.

The course has an online component and a fieldwork component.... [-]

Costa Rica San José
January 2020
Full-time
Online & Campus Combined