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Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog 
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYSC 129 - Introduction to Oceanography (and Lab)

4 credits


An introductory survey of the science of physical oceanography. This course covers the origin of the Earth’s oceans from a planetary perspective, and the history of the science of oceanography. Additional course subject matter includes: chemical properties of seawater, ocean-atmospheric interactions, global climate change, seafloor features, ocean waves, tides, currents, marine geology, coastal processes, continental drift, plate tectonics, types and interrelation of marine organisms, ocean resources, marine pollution, and ocean environmental issues.