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FND 111W

The Nature of Oceans

In this course, we will investigate the foundational questions: what constitutes acceptable evidence in science and how do we make rational decisions about issues that affect shared natural resources? We will confront these questions through discussions and debates of current uses of ocean resources. Though the course will focus on the biology and ecology of marine communities, we will also explore the rich literature related to the oceans, environmentalism, and the history of scientific exploration to highlight the importance of cultural views in the formulation of resource use policies.