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2021-2022 Catalog

GEOL 205 Oceanography

This course explores the physical, chemical, and biological systems of the oceans and human impacts on these systems. Topics include the origin of the oceans, marine geology, ocean circulation, ocean exploration, coastal and open ocean processes, and marine ecosystems. Through a series of case studies we will examine the impacts of humans on marine environments at both the global and regional scales. Priority given to geology majors, environmental science and studies majors, and first- and second-year students.

Prerequisite

Any 100-level geology course or permission of instructor

Instructor

Lawrence