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OCEN 100 Oceanography

Course Description

A study of the physical, chemical, geological, and biological aspects of oceans with an emphasis on the methods of scientific investigation. Topics include the origin and evolution of oceans, plate tectonics, currents, waves, tides coastal processes and landforms, ocean life and ecology, and recent discoveries. Fieldtrips may be required.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area B1, B2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B1, B2), UC (IGETC Area 5A, 5B)