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OCEA 1 - 01   The Oceans

2020 Summer Quarter

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Career
Undergraduate
Grading
Student Option
Class Number
70678
Type
Lecture
Credits
5 units
General Education
SI
Status
Open
Available Seats
4
Enrollment Capacity
40
Enrolled
36
Wait List Capacity
0
Wait List Total
0

Description

An interdisciplinary introduction to oceanography focusing on biological, chemical, geological, and physical processes. Covers topics such as origins and structure of planet Earth and its oceans, co-evolution of Earth and life, plate tectonics, liquid water and the hydrologic and hydrothermal cycles, salinity and elemental cycles, ocean circulation, primary production and nutrient cycles, plankton and nekton, life on the sea floor, near shore and estuarine communities, future environmental problems our oceans face. Students may also enroll in and receive credit for Earth Sciences 1.

Class Notes

From the professor: Students new to oceanography without specific earth science background are welcome. The Oceans is an interdisciplinary introduction to the field of oceanography. This class will take a classroom + field-based activity approach to introducing biological, chemical, geological, and physical processes of the sea. Main topics include: Ocean and Coastal Geology, Waves and Ocean Currents, Biology of Ocean and Coastal Zone pools, and Nutrient and Carbon cycles in the Sea. Lectures + weekly field trips.

Meeting Information

Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates
Bowman,K.L.
Murray,J.
06/22/20 - 07/24/20

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#70827 DIS 01A
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