Marine and Coastal Environments
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Environmental Studies, Pacific Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
In this subject patterns and processes in marine and coastal environments are described. Past, present and future environmental risks to the marine and coastal zones are articulated. Approaches to monitoring and mitigating impacts are discussed through real world examples.Learning Objectives1. Knowledge of the structure and function of critical marine habitats, potential human impacts and how these potential impacts can be mitigated.2. Applied knowledge of the biology and ecology of key fished species and the various tools available for fisheries management, including data analysis.3. Knowledge of threatened marine species and their management.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.