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.
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
- Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
- Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400.
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area B1, B2
(CSU GE Area B1, B2), UC (IGETC Area 5A, 5B)