GE 157 Oceanography (Fall: 4)

Corequisite: GE 158 Lab
Satisfies Natural Science Core Requirement
This course is an investigation of the world's ocean as an integrated system driven by geological, chemical, physical, and biological processes. Topics include origin and evolution of the ocean basins, nature of the sea bottom, characteristics of ocean water, and causes and effects of ocean currents and circulation. An understanding of the ocean's role in the health and evolution of the planet is stressed, with special emphasis on coastal areas and the animal and plant life in the sea. Two and a half hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory each week.
Robert Buchwaldt

Last Updated: 06-AUG-13