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Biosci 119 - Marine Biology - Dr. Erica Seubert

Course:Marine Biology
Professor:Dr. Erica Seubert
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Photo of Dr. Erica Seubert, she is a white woman with short brown hair and blue eyes smiling at the camera

My name is Dr. Erica Seubert and I am excited to be working with you as we explore the world of Marine Biology.  I have been passionate about the ocean since childhood, and I cannot wait to share that passion with you.

Together, we will strive to create a community of learners in our physical and virtual classroom that will support all in their own learning process.  I am excited to meet each of you and to hear your unique perspective on the topics we will cover.  My goal as your instructor is to create learning opportunities for you in which you will be able to explore and grow.  Learning is an active process which involves practice and improvement.  Mistakes are opportunities that help us improve along the way.  There will be many opportunities to practice in this course, take advantage of each and every one!  And remember...  If you need me at any time, I am just a click away!

Course Description

Student learning outcomes are used to identify what a student should be able to do after completing a course.  After successfully completing Marine Biology, you should be able to:

  1. Analyze the diversity, evolutionary history, biogeography and ecology of marine organisms and their adaptations to their environment.  (Lecture)

  2. Describe and analyze the biology of marine organisms in a variety of marine habitats.  (Lab)

What to Expect in this Course

The lecture portion of course is divided into two, with half delivered online in Canvas modules and the other half delivered through in-person activities during the first hour of our laboratory meetings on campus.  

Textbook Information

Required readings will be from various OER reference materials which will be provided via our Canvas course shell.  

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

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Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Management of Stress and Mental Health

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You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

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Last updated: 11/30/2023 Sub#: 1679