INTRO TO OCEANOGRAPHY W/LAB
44 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to physical oceanography and current topics in the ocean sciences for non-science students. Earth's oceans as an integral component of the global climate system will be highlighted. Topics include oceanic structure and composition, global circulation and ocean currents and their connection with atmospheric motions, hurricanes, waves, tides, tsunamis, the importance of oceans to understanding climate change, coastal processes, pollution, El Nino/La Nina, and the influence of the physical environment on life.