The project, which may take many forms, draws on and extends knowledge, skills of analysis and creative achievement developed through previous academic work. In consultation with a faculty mentor, the student initiates the project, identifies an area to be explored, and proposes a method of inquiry appropriate to the topic. Students will be responsible for proposing a project NLT February 1 of the student’s junior year. The proposal must gain the approval and support of 18 the marine science faculty. The project should include a reflection on the body of literature, or the conceptual framework to which it is a contribution. It must be shared with the College community through posters, presentations, or other means. This course is repeatable for up to eight credit hours. Consult faculty mentor for project proposal guidelines. Prerequisites: Proposal approval of faculty mentor and program chair, MRNE 110, MRNE 220, and BIOL 383/MRNE 383. MRNE494 requires the prerequisite of MRNE 493.