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Introduction to Ocean Science

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Lauren Sahl

Maine Maritime Academy,
Public four-year institution, primarily undergraduate


This is a survey course covering the geology, biology, chemistry and circulation of the ocean.

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 course is an introductory course with no prerequisites and does not serve as a prerequisite for other courses. It is taken by students majoring in business, marine engineering and marine transportation. It is required for some of the students, for others it is an elective.

Course Goals:

Students should be able to:

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

The discipline-related goals are achieved through a combination of lectures, in-class activities and labs. In each setting understanding is emphasized, rather than rote memorization. Students are assessed in a variety of ways including, answering reflective questions, being given tasks where a deliverable is required, and being given a situation and asked to analyze it.



Syllabus for Introduction to Ocean Science (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 34kB May29 13)

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