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OCEA 1 - 01   The Oceans

2021 Summer Quarter

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Career
Undergraduate
Grading
Student Option
Class Number
70060
Type
Lecture
Credits
5 units
General Education
SI
Status
Open
Available Seats
11
Enrollment Capacity
55
Enrolled
44
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 EART 1.

Class Notes

From the Instructor: The Oceans is an interdisciplinary introduction to the field of oceanography. In this course you will gain a strong understanding of how the ocean lives, moves, and breathes. We will focus primarily on the physical and chemical aspects of the ocean environment including plate tectonics, sea floor features, seawater chemistry, atmosphere and ocean circulation, waves, and tides. We will also have several lectures on life in the sea and explore how physical and chemical properties of the ocean influence the distribution of marine life. You will develop practical math and critical thinking skills, learn about recent and ongoing oceanographic expeditions, and work with real oceanographic data. Students new to oceanography without a specific earth science background are welcome.

Meeting Information

Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates
Remote Instruction Bowman,K.L.
Mak,W.
06/21/21 - 07/23/21
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