Summer Term 1

May 15 - June 16, 2017

updated 9/1/2016

The Marine Laboratory, set within the natural beauty of the Outer Banks of coastal North Carolina, offers a picturesque residential campus, where learning in small, intimate groups takes place and students have direct access to the area's natural resources while using the latest scientific innovations. Many of the marine science summer courses include field studies components.

Eligibility
The summer courses below are open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and post-baccalaureates. These courses are not open to high school students.

Course Load

  • During Summer Term I students may enroll in only one course if the course is Molecular Biology, Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals, Marine Invertebrate Zoology, or General Physics.
  • Students interested in Introductory Biostatistics may also enroll in research independent study.
  • Students interested in independent study should contact amy.kirkland@duke.edu for instructions.

Scholarships
Tuition Scholarships are available for marine science courses during the summer (one per summer).

How to Enroll
Duke students enroll through ACES after February 20. Students from outside of Duke are asked to submit an enrollment form online

Course Costs
Tuition and Room & Board costs can be found on the costs page: Summer Costs

Questions?
Contact ml_enrollment@nicholas.duke.edu


Undergraduate Summer 1 Courses

BIOLOGY 201LA. Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology

Introduces major concepts in biology through the lens of molecular biology. Molecular mechanisms that comprise the Central Dogma and variants. DNA structure and function, replication, transcription, and translation. Protein synthesis, folding, structure and function. Supporting topics related to...
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BIOLOGY 275A. Biology for Engineers

Biology from an engineering perspective. Emphasis on biological processes that inform engineering decisions. Topics include: environmental chemicals, biological command and control, nanostructures, e-waste, biology and engineered materials, organotoxins, metaltoxins, nanotoxins, biofouling,...
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BIOLOGY 278LA. Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals

Physiology of marine animals with emphasis on comparisons between marine vertebrates and humans. Focus on physiological processes including gas exchange, circulation, osmoregulation, metabolism, thermoregulation, endocrine, neural control and sensory systems. Lectures and laboratories illustrate...

BIOLOGY 293. Research Independent Study

Individual research in a field of special interest, under the supervision of a faculty member, the major product of which is a substantive paper or written report containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Open to all qualified students with consent of...

BIOLOGY 377LA. Marine Invertebrate Zoology

Structure, function, and development of invertebrates collected from estuarine and marine habitats. In this course, we will explore biodiversity through explorations of marine invertebrate life. Emphasis will be placed on relationships between form and function, phylogeny, adaptations to the...
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BIOLOGY 379LA. Research Methods in Marine Science

Introduction to research methods in the marine sciences through lectures and customized individual independent research. Lectures on all aspects of research including ethics, intellectual property, budgeting, laboratory and reporting practices, data analysis techniques, reporting and presenting...
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ENVIRON 393A. Research Independent Study

Individual research in a field of special interest, under the supervision of a faculty member, the central goal of which is a substantive paper or written report containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Open to students with approval of a research advisor...

EOS 393A. Research Independent Study

Individual research in a field of special interest under the supervision of a faculty member, the central goal of which is a substantive paper or written report containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. Open to students with approval of a research advisor at...

PHY 141LA. General Physics

First part of a two-semester, calculus-based, physics survey course for students planning study in medicine or the life sciences. Topics: kinematics, dynamics, systems of particles, conservation laws, statics, gravitation, fluids, oscillations, mechanical waves, sound, thermal physics, laws of...

STA 102. Introductory Biostatistics

Reading and interpretation of statistical analysis from life and health sciences. Topics include: basic concepts and tools of probability, estimation, inference, decisions analysis, and modeling. Emphasizes role of biostatistics in modern society. See dept website for placement info. Not open to...