Summer Term 2

July 10 - August 11, 2017

updated 9/2/2016

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. Summer Term II is the home of the Marine Conservation Summer Institute- students can choose from a suite of marine science courses: Students enrolled in Conservation Biology and Policy or Unmanned Aircraft Systems can also take Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals, or Marine Ecology. Visit the website for more information on the Marine Conservation Summer Institute

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

  • Students enrolled in Conservation Biology and Policy or Unoccupied Aircraft Systems in Scientific Research can also take Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals, or Marine Ecology.
  • Students enrolled in Physics 142LA may not take a second course.
  • Students interested in Research 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. Students enrolling from other universities 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 2 Courses

BIOLOGY 270A. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND POLICY

Introduction to the key concepts of ecology and policy relevant to conservation issues at the population to ecosystems level. Focus on the origin and maintenance of biodiversity and conservation applications from both the biology and policy perspectives (for example, endangered species, aquaculture...
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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 375LA. Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles

Essential biology of sea turtles (evolution, anatomy, physiology, behavior, life history, population dynamics) and their conservation needs; emphasis on their role in marine ecosystem structure and function. Basic ecological concepts integrated with related topics including the conservation and...
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BIOLOGY 376LA. Marine Mammals

The biology of cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians, sea otters, and sea birds. Topics covered include the diversity, evolution, ecology, and behavior of marine mammals and their interactions with humans. Detailed consideration given to the adaptations that allow these mammals to live in the sea...
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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 142LA. General Physics II

Second part of a two-semester calculus based course surveying principles of physics for students planning to study medicine or life sciences. Topics include: electrostatic fields and potential, capacitors, DC circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic...