Marine Policy

Frank Alcock, Associate Professor

Course Description:
Join New College professor Dr. Frank Alcock, Duke University Ph.D., as he explores marine policy issues that span local to global scales with an emphasis on problems that manifest in the Gulf of Mexico and American territorial waters. The course will attempt to integrate law, politics and economics while remaining sensitive to questions of physical science. It will introduce students to concepts of international cooperation and integrated coastal and ocean management with an emphasis on designing and enforcing effective institutions for solving marine problems at a variety of scales. A small number of guest lectures and one or more field trips will be included (anticipated cost negligible or minor depending upon the number of participants). Students will need to pass a minimum of two out of three content exams and make a class presentation on a topic of their choice. Although there are no prerequisites, students will benefit from background coursework in economics, political science and/or marine sciences.

What you will learn:
• Improved literacy on oceans/coastal science and policy issues
• Introduction to/understanding of important concepts/ideas from economics, political science and law
• Exposure to local marine science and policy assets/institutions/personnel (Sarasota County Government, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Mote Marine Laboratory)
• Improved communication/presentation skills

How you will be evaluated:
• Three in-class exams (each will be approximately an hour in length)
• A research project/class presentation
• Occasional commentaries
• Class discussion responsibilities

Number of hours and cost:
2-hour & 30-minute sessions, four times per week for four weeks
Students earn four credit hours per course.
Cost: $753.68 in-state
Cost: $3,312.44 out-of-state

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Office of the Registrar
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243-2109

Phone: (941) 487-4230
Fax: (941) 487-4478