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Mary Anne Holmes

Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln
University with graduate programs, including doctoral programs


This course is intended to provide students with a beginning towards understanding the oceans, how they affect you, and how you affect them. After taking this course, you will be prepared to learn more, throughout your life, and to enjoy this unique water planet through a better understanding of it.
The course is 15 weeks; 3 lecture sessions of 50 minutes each per week.

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography
Resource Type: Course Information
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience
Earth System Topics: Oceans
Course Size:

Course Context:

This is an introductory course for non-majors. Most students take the course to satisfy a GenEd requirement (currently called "ACE"). Most students are in the Arts & Sciences college; these are also the best-performing. Undeclared and journalism students jostle for the lowest rung on performance. Typically, one or two majors are recruited from the course per semester.

Course Goals:

Students should know:

How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

Goals are achieved through lectures and in-class activities and quizzes. Assessment is by three exams during the semester and a comprehensive final.


Syllabus for Geol 109, Oceanography, UNL (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 32kB May28 13)

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