May 23, 2024  
Fall 2024 - Summer 2025 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2024 - Summer 2025 Academic 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.