OCE 2001 Introduction to Oceanography

This course introduces non-science majors to the fundamentals, principles and procedures of physical, geological, chemical and biological oceanography. This multi-disciplinary approach to understanding oceanographic processes and ecosystems discusses the origins of oceanography, physical and chemical features of seawater and ocean sediments. It explores ocean basins, plate tectonics and oceanic climate; discovers the waves, tides and ocean currents and life in the oceanic ecosystem, and introduces the oceanic lifestyles of plankton, benthos and nekton.

 

3 credits