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Sue Clement

Kent State University-Geauga Campus


This course will emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of oceanography by exposing the student to the basic principles of geological, chemical, physical and biological oceanography. Relationships among these systems and interrelationships between oceans and human populations will be emphasized.

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
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Course Context:

This course is an introductory course for non-science majors as a general education credit who do NOT require a lab science credit. It has no prerequisites nor does it serve as one.

Course Goals:

Students should be able to do the following:

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

During each class students are provided with a short lecture 20-30 minutes in length and then given a question to consider. It may be a photograph, map or other diagram. Student work in groups and present their answers. Reading quizzes are used to reinforce participation and 4 content exams are given during the semester. Finally, students are asked to research and present information about a topic they self select. This allows the student to delve deeper into a topic they have some interest in.

Skills Goals

Attitudinal Goals



KSUG-Clement-Oceanography Syllabus (Acrobat (PDF) 125kB May31 13)

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