Geology Class


About Oceanography

OCEANOGRAPHY is the study of the ocean. It covers a wide range of topics, including marine organisms and ecosystem dynamics; ocean currents, waves, and geophysical fluid dynamics; plate tectonics; geology of the sea floor; and fluxes of various chemical substances and physical properties within the ocean and across its boundaries. These diverse topics reflect multiple disciplines that oceanographers blend to further knowledge of the world ocean and understanding of processes within it: biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and physics as well as geography.

In the current semester, the program is offering the course "Introduction to Oceanography" (Oceanography 1). Oceanography 1 fulfills a non-laboratory physical science requirement.

A brief description of the course is given below.

Class Description

Oceanography (Oceanography 1)

Oceanography 1 is a 3-unit course intended to provide students with a comprehensive picture of the world ocean with a multi-disciplinary approach that involves the ocean’s chemistry, physics, geology, meteorology, and biology. The course also has the objective to expand students’ knowledge of the ocean and its interactions with the other major components of the global Earth system, i.e. the atmosphere, biosphere, and solid earth.

Textbook: Essentials of Oceanography, 6th ed., Garrison, Tom S., 2012; Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.; ISBN 978-0840061560

Transfer: CSU, UC

Student Learning Outcomes:

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