Courses

SPRING COURSES 2021 (listed below)
*Be sure to look beyond the first page within each category.*
Complete Course List PDF (updated March 25, 2019)

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A minimum of six courses in three categories is required for the certificate.
Check the complete, categorized course list 
to see which courses are approved for the certificate. This master list may include courses not currently offered. Some courses may have stipulations (like "with marine project only"), or may require prerequisites.

Note: You do not need to be working towards the certificate to take any of these marine-related courses.

Faculty: Please contact marinesci@fivecolleges.edu if you would like to suggest an addition to the FCCMS list. Include the course number, title, semester(s) offered, and its relevance to marine science.


Other courses in addition to those listed here may be eligible for fulfilling the requirements of the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Certificate. Students are encouraged to consult a Coastal and Marine Sciences Program campus advisor to identify courses that are appropriate for their interests.



Guide to USING THE ONLINE course list:

Please note that course offerings may change and lists may be updated, so it is helpful to check back regularly.

Five College Interchange pre-registration for Fall 2021 is not expected to open until summer 2021. The list of courses below is incomplete and subject to change. Courses from UMass Amherst and Amherst College are listed, but courses from Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College are NOT yet listed. Please click here for more information about course registration for this fall, and if you’re a part of a Five College certificate program, please contact your certificate advisor for more information.

Please check the Five College Academic Calendar for important dates on each campus.

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SPRING 2021 BOLD (high marine concentration)

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2021
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ENST 430 01 Fisheries Ethan Temeles T 01:30PM-04:30PM Amherst College
GEOL 103 01 Oceanography Alan Werner M 09:45AM-11:00AM;TTH 09:30AM-11:15AM;WF 10:15AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
BIO 260 01 INVERTEBRATE DIVERSITY L. David Smith MWF 10:55-12:10 Smith College
BIO 261 01 INVERTEBRATE DIVERSITY LAB L. David Smith Th 01:40-04:30 Smith College
BIO 366 01 BIOGEOGRAPHY Paulette Peckol TTh 09:20-10:35 Smith College
BIO 390 01 SEM:TOPICS ENVIRO-CORAL REEF Paulette Peckol T 01:40-04:30 Smith College
GEO 108 01 OCEANOGRAPHY Bosiljka Glumac MW 10:55-12:10 Smith College
GEO 108 D01 OCEANOGRAPHY DISCUSSION Bosiljka Glumac M 01:40-02:55 Smith College
GEO 108 D02 OCEANOGRAPHY DISCUSSION Bosiljka Glumac W 01:40-02:55 Smith College
BIOLOGY 424 01 Marine Biology Akiko Okusu M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
GEO-SCI 557 01 Coastal Processes Jonathan Woodruff TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
GEOLOGY 103 01 Intro Oceanography Julie Brigham-Grette TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
GEOLOGY 103 02 Intro Oceanography Julie Brigham-Grette TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NRC 571 01 Fisheries Sci & Mgt Adrian Jordaan M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NRC 571 99LL Fisheries Sci & Mgt M 11:15AM 1:10PM UMass Amherst

SPRING 2021 ECOLOGY and BIODIVERSITY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2021
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BIOL 280 01 Animal Behavior Ethan Clotfelter MWF 02:20PM-03:10PM Amherst College
ENST 310 01 Ecosystem Ecology Rebecca Hewitt MWF 10:10AM-11:00AM Amherst College
BIOL 223 01 Ecology Martha Hoopes;Pearl Schleinig MTWTHF 12:45PM-03:45PM Mount Holyoke College
BIOL 223L 01 Ecology Lab Martha Hoopes;Pearl Schleinig - Mount Holyoke College
BIO 130 01 BIODIVERSITY, ECOL, CONSERVATN Jesse Bellemare TTh 10:55-12:10 Smith College
BIO 130 D01 BIODIVERSITY, ECOL, CONSERVA D Jesse Bellemare W 01:40-02:55 Smith College
BIO 130 D02 BIODIVERSITY, ECOL, CONSERVA D Jesse Bellemare Th 01:40-02:55 Smith College
BIO 130 D03 BIODIVERSITY, ECOL, CONSERVA D Jesse Bellemare F 01:40-02:55 Smith College
BIO 131 01 RESRCH:BIODIVERSTY/ECOL/CONSRV Marney Pratt T 01:40-04:30 Smith College
BIO 131 02 RESRCH:BIODIVERSTY/ECOL/CONSRV Marney Pratt W 01:40-04:30 Smith College
BIO 131 03 RESRCH:BIODIVERSTY/ECOL/CONSRV Marney Pratt Th 01:40-04:30 Smith College
BIO 260 01 INVERTEBRATE DIVERSITY L. David Smith MWF 10:55-12:10 Smith College
BIO 261 01 INVERTEBRATE DIVERSITY LAB L. David Smith Th 01:40-04:30 Smith College
BIO 366 01 BIOGEOGRAPHY Paulette Peckol TTh 09:20-10:35 Smith College
BIO 370 01 MICROBIAL DIVERSITY Laura Katz TTh 09:20-10:35 Smith College
BIO 390 01 SEM:TOPICS ENVIRO-CORAL REEF Paulette Peckol T 01:40-04:30 Smith College
BIOLOGY 280 01 Evolut:Diversity Life-thruTime Adam Porter M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 287 01 Intro Ecology Tristram Seidler M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 424 01 Marine Biology Akiko Okusu M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
BIOLOGY 544 01 Ornithology Bruce Byers TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst

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SPRING 2021 GEOLOGY and CHEMISTRY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2021
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
GEOL 111 01 Planet Earth Rachel Bernard, Victor Guevara, Tekla Harms MWF 12:40PM-01:30PM Amherst College
GEOL 111L 01 Planet Earth Lab Rachel Bernard, Victor Guevara, Tekla Harms W 08:00AM-10:00AM Amherst College
GEOL 111L 02 Planet Earth Lab Rachel Bernard, Victor Guevara, Tekla Harms TH 02:00PM-04:00PM Amherst College
GEOL 112 01 Surficial Earth Dynamics Nicholas Holschuh, David Jones MWF 10:10AM-11:00AM Amherst College
GEOL 112L 01 Surficial Earth Dyn Lab Nicholas Holschuh, David Jones TH 08:00AM-10:00AM Amherst College
GEOL 112L 02 Surficial Earth Dyn Lab Nicholas Holschuh, David Jones T 01:30PM-03:30PM Amherst College
GEOL 112L 03 Surficial Earth Dyn Lab Nicholas Holschuh, David Jones Amherst College
GEOL 301 01 Hydrogeology Anna Martini MWF 12:40PM-01:30PM Amherst College
GEOL 331 01 Climate Dynamics Nicholas Holschuh TTH 10:10AM-11:30AM Amherst College
GEOL 331L 01 Climate Dynamics Lab Nicholas Holschuh TH 01:30PM-04:30PM Amherst College
GEOL 103 01 Oceanography Alan Werner M 09:45AM-11:00AM;TTH 09:30AM-11:15AM;WF 10:15AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
GEOL 202 01 History of Earth Michelle Markley M 09:45AM-11:00AM;TTH 09:30AM-11:15AM;WF 10:15AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
GEOL 240 01 Geological Resources/Environ. Steven Dunn M 12:45PM-02:00PM;TTH 12:45PM-01:45PM;WF 12:45PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
GEO 108 01 OCEANOGRAPHY Bosiljka Glumac MW 10:55-12:10 Smith College
GEO 108 D01 OCEANOGRAPHY DISCUSSION Bosiljka Glumac M 01:40-02:55 Smith College
GEO 108 D02 OCEANOGRAPHY DISCUSSION Bosiljka Glumac W 01:40-02:55 Smith College
GEO 251 01 GEOMORPHOLOGY Gregory de Wet MW 10:55-12:10; MW 10:55-12:10; MW 10:55-12:10 Smith College
GEO 251 L01 GEOMORPHOLOGY LAB Gregory de Wet M 01:40-04:30; M 01:40-04:30; M 01:40-04:30 Smith College
GEO-SCI 531 01 Tectonics Michael Williams TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
GEO-SCI 531 01LL Tectonics 1:00AM 1:00AM UMass Amherst

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SPRING 2021 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT and POLICY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2021
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ENST 260 01 Global Environ. Politics Ashwin Ravikumar TTH 11:50AM-01:10PM Amherst College
ENST 430 01 Fisheries Ethan Temeles T 01:30PM-04:30PM Amherst College
ECON 219 01 Environmental Economics Theodore Gilliland M 12:45PM-02:00PM;TTH 12:45PM-01:45PM;WF 12:45PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
ECON 219 02 Environmental Economics Theodore Gilliland M 12:45PM-02:00PM;TTH 12:45PM-01:45PM;WF 12:45PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
ENVST 241 01 Environmental Issues Timothy Farnham M 02:30PM-03:45PM;TTH 02:15PM-04:00PM;WF 03:00PM-04:00PM Mount Holyoke College
ENVST 316 01 Restoration Ecology Kate Ballantine MTWTHF 12:45PM-03:45PM Mount Holyoke College
ENVST 316 02 Restoration Ecology Kate Ballantine MTWTHF 12:45PM-03:45PM Mount Holyoke College
GEOG 205 01 Mapping and Spatial Analysis Thomas Millette M 09:45AM-11:00AM;TTH 09:30AM-11:15AM;WF 10:15AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
ENV 326 01 ENV JUSTICE&NAT RESRCE MANAGEM Camille Washington-Ottombre MW 09:20-10:35 Smith College
GEO 150 01 MODELING OUR WORLD: INTRO GIS Reid Bertone-Johnson MWF 07:45-09:00 Smith College
ECON 308 02 Political Economy of the Envir Juan-Camilo Cardenas TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
ENVIRSCI 214 01 Ecosystms,Biodivrsty&GloblChng Anne Averill TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
GEOGRAPH 468 01 GIS and Spatial Analysis Qian Yu TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NRC 309 01 Nat Res Policy&Admin Charles Schweik TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NRC 566 01 Restoration Ecology Kristina Stinson TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NRC 571 01 Fisheries Sci & Mgt Adrian Jordaan M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NRC 571 99LL Fisheries Sci & Mgt M 11:15AM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
NRC 578 01 Watershed Sci & Mgmt Timothy Randhir TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NRC 585 01 Introduction to GIS Michael Nelson TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NRC 585 01LL Introduction to GIS F 10:10AM 1:10PM UMass Amherst

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