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Introduction to Oceanography Lecture and Lab

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Hilary Lackey

Mount San Antonio College,
Two Year College


In this course, we will investigate the geologic origin and physical dynamics of ocean basins, waves and coastal processes, the chemistry of seawater, and how biological activity affects the oceans. The lecture and lab includes field studies that give you hands on experience with physical and biological aspects of ocean systems. We will spend several class periods focusing on how to use case studies and data on atmospheric and oceanic factors to model and predict climate change, and to understand the interplay between ourselves and the Earth's climate system.

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Physical , Chemical
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:

Introductory course at a community college. No pre-requisites. Most students are taking it to meet general education requirements. They must pass with a grade of C to transfer to a four-year college.

Course Goals:

At the end of the course, you should be able to:


Quizzes, exams, homework assignments.


H. Lackey Ocean 10 Linked Syllabus (Acrobat (PDF) 224kB Jun18 13)

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