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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

GEOG 1113K - Introduction to Oceanography

This course is an introduction to ocean composition and structure, the geography of the oceans and their basins, and oceanic motion and waves. In this course, the world’s ocean system is analyzed in a systematic fashion. Various methods and techniques of observing the ocean are presented. Ocean circulation is analyzed on various scales from local to global. The physical and chemical properties of ocean water are discussed, and marine life and its adaptations are addressed. Finally, interactions between the ocean and other components of the Earth system are analyzed, and the societal impacts are discussed. The class is worth 4 semester hours credit with lab work embedded within the class time.