Schedule for Marine Mammals and Noise

Week

Date

Topic

1

4/3

4/6

Class setup. Sound as a physical force.

Concepts of sound production, transmission and reception

2

4/10

4/11

4/13

No class

(makeup class) Sound production and reception in marine mammals.

Measurement of sound and sound analysis

3

4/17

4/20

Echolocation and orientation. Setup schedule for student presentations

4

4/24

4/27

Communication and behavior using sound

5

1/5

5/4

Quantification of ambient noise.

Start class project. Midterm evaluation. First term paper due: "The behavior of sound underwater"

6

5/8

5/11

Case Studies

7

5/15

5/18

Case Studies

8

5/22

5/25

Case Studies

9

5/29

6/1

Case Studies

Dedicated time to complete class project

10

6/5

6/8

Completion of class project and presentation

Course wrap up and final evaluation. Final term paper due