Summer Term 1

May 13 - June 14, 2019

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 getting out in the water and around our local barrier islands. 

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 Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Introductory Marine Biology or General Physics. Students may take two courses if they are Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals, Research Independent Study, or Stats. 

- Students interested in identifying research independent study project should contact gwendolyn.womble@duke.edu    

Questions?
Contact gwendolyn.womble@duke.edu  

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Undergraduate Summer 1 Courses

BIOLOGY 175LA. Marine Biology

This course focuses on the biology of marine systems, emphasizing field experiences and hands-on activities. It begins with basic physical characteristics of the world’s oceans and the basic processes of life. It then covers diversity of life in marine systems, a survey of marine habitats, and...

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 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...

Chemistry 201DLA. Organic Chemistry I

The structures and reactions of the compounds of carbon and the impact of selected organic compounds on society. Laboratory: techniques of separation, organic reactions and preparations, and systematic identification of compounds by their spectral and chemical properties. Instructor: Dr. Chris Roy

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...

MATH 212A. Multivariable Calculus

Partial differentiation, multiple integrals, and topics in differential and integral vector calculus, including Green's theorem, the divergence theorem, and Stokes's theorem. Not open to students who have taken Mathematics 202 or 222. Instructor: Bray

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...

Stats 101A. Data Analysis and Statistical Inference

Introduction to statistics as a science of understanding and analyzing data. Themes include data collection, exploratory analysis, inference, and modeling. Focus on principles underlying quantitative research in social sciences, humanities, and public policy. Research projects teach the process of...