Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of British Columbia
The Ocean Environment part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Courses
The Ocean Environment, EOSC 314 is taught year-round as a face-to-face course (Fall and Summer terms) and as a distance education course (Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). It is an introductory course for non-science students. The course involves lectures, graded discussions, a group project, quizzes, and a final exam. In learning about the evolution of the ocean and how the geological, physical, biological and chemical factors interact to drive the oceanic system, students use concepts of process rates, residence times, and time/space scales.