Course code:

ES1077

Level:

I - Introductory

Class size limit:

20

Meets the following requirements:

  • ES - Environmental Science

Lab fee:

25

Typically offered:

Once

Planet Earth is misnamed. Seawater covers approximately 70% of the planet’s surface, in one giant all-connected ocean. This ocean has a profound effect on the planet’s climate, chemistry, ecosystem, and energy resources. Billions of years ago life began there, in what we now regard as the last unexplored frontier of this planet. In this course we examine the various disciplines within oceanography, including aspects of geology and sedimentology, chemical, dynamic and biological oceanography. Evaluation will be by lab, quizzes and problem sets.

Prerequisites:

None.

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