Courses can be found by quarter or by keyword search. Please note that many spring and autumn courses are offered only as a part of either the Zoo-Bot Program or Spring/Autumn Marine Sciences.
Students are encouraged to check with an advisor at their home institution to confirm that University of Washington credits earned through coursework at FHL are transferable.
To receive a transcript for a course completed at FHL, follow instructions provided at the this UW website. Please note that your transcript from UW may list a course title that does not exactly match the title of the course you complete at FHL. The course title on the transcript will list the UW “umbrella” course title under which the FHL course is offered.
Spring Marine Studies (SMS) course choice: This course focuses on Mendelian genetics, evolution, biodiversity of life forms, ecology, and conservation biology. Open to all students interested in biology.
This one-weekend, one-credit course is targeted to University of Washington freshmen or sophomores studying marine biology, biology or environmental science who want to learn more about marine habitats.
Autumn Marine Studies choice: Students learn to read peer-reviewed and public science writing, and to understand and analyze those genres. Students also learn to write effective communication pieces targeted to specific audiences.
Spring Marine Studies (SMS) course choice: This course will help students read peer-reviewed and public science writing, and understand and analyze those genres with respect to message, structure and target audience.
Spring Marine Studies (SMS) course choice: This course will provide students new to the biological sciences an opportunity to learn about the wide variety of marine mammals found here and the ecosystems that support them.
These three courses comprise the Zoo-Bot Program and must be taken together. They are designed to complement each other, giving students an overview of marine life of the region as well as experience in marine sciences research.
Autumn Marine Studies choice: Students learn about the challenges and opportunities presented by the marine environment, with a focus on the relationship between organismal form and physiological function in marine animals and plants.
This course will provide intensive training in marine ecology, invertebrate biology, conservation biology and avian biology, plus hands-on research experience testing the effects of protected and unprotected areas on marine/terrestrial subsidies.
This course focuses on learning key ecological concepts, skills, and tools applied to the subtidal marine environment. Students will be trained as scientific divers in accordance with the standards set by American Academy of Underwater Scientists.
This course will provide students with a broad understanding of the acoustic tools and techniques required for investigating fundamental questions of animal bioacoustics, behavior and communication, especially with marine mammals and fishes.
This course will focus on project-based investigations of fundamental principles from physics and how they apply to animals in marine environments, with a focus on octopuses. Students will also learn experimental design and analysis techniques.
This is an Upper-Division course (400-level) appropriate for upper-level undergraduates or graduate students. Prior coursework in invertebrate biology or animal diversity will be useful; if in doubt, please contact one of the instructors.