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Introduction to Oceanography
E&ES 106 SP
Oceans cover more than70 percent of the earth's surface. They have figured prominently in mythology, food and trade. Today we know that the oceans are also vital to our weather and climate, as well as being an important
natural resource. In this class you will explore the principles of ocean science and see how other areas of natural science (geology, chemistry, physics and biology) are used to understand the ocean.
Selected readings from Oceanography texts.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Weekly assignments and one paper (oral and written component).
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Students should possess secondary school proficiency in biology, chemistry and physics. There will be one Saturday field trip to Long Island Sound in April. A $25.00 laboratory fee will be charged to student accounts.
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Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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