GEOL 0108 - General Oceanography

Credits: 3

A broad introductory survey of oceanography with a focus on modern geological and chemical oceanography. The course provides a comprehensive exposure to the scientific methods in an interdisciplinary format, including topics from biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. The course will also expose students to the current state of scientific knowledge in the field of oceanography, management of natural resources, and technological and societal implications. Topics include earth history, plate tectonics, geophysics, geochemistry, marine sediments, the hydrosphere, physical properties of salt water, seawater chemistry, ocean-atmosphere interactions, coastal processes, marine biology, human impact, and management of natural ocean resources. The course may include weekend (one day) optional field trip to nearby coast regions.

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