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Oceanography Course Descriptions
OCEA& 101: Intro to Oceanography w/LabCredits: 5.0
General survey of geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes active in the world oceans. Includes the study of air-sea interactions, ocean structure and circulation patterns, the properties and composition of seawater, ocean productivity, coastal processes, marine resources, and environmental concerns.This course is intended for non-science majors. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite(s): Placement into MATH 087 or higher and placement into ENGL& 101.
Course Level Objectives
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of general scientific principles and the significant role of science, and oceanography in particular, in modern society.
- Use specific experimental skills to make reliable measurements and apply analytic tools to interpret scientific data to make conclusions about oceanographic processes.
- Apply the concepts and information in oceanography to problems that affect the world around them at a personal, community, and global level.
- Evaluate, interpret, articulate, and communicate scientific information as it relates to oceanography, orally and in writing.