Current Online Course Schedule

This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Marine Biology

This general education life science course introduces basic biological concepts, offering students a broad perspective of biological systems. The course emphasizes the diversity of life in the ocean, how physical factors of the environment influence the biology of marine species, and anthropogenic impacts on the marine environment. The laboratory portion of the course combines classroom investigation with field exploration and emphasizes the scientific method, current research in the field of marine biology, and the development of field sampling techniques. Students are required to attend local field trips.

Subject: BIO
Course Number: 170
Section Number: 1163
Units: 4

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