May 24, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 103 - Ocean Science


(4 hours) A largely nonmathematical undergraduate course in the study of the earth’s oceans, this course examines the structure, composition, and properties of the oceans: origin and history of the oceans, chemistry and physics of ocean water, effects of the oceans on global climate, ocean circulation, effect of the earth’s rotation on the behavior of the oceans, solar and lunar tides. Tsunamis, interaction of oceans with shorelines, life forms of the oceans, and sea level variations are other topics examined. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course cannot be challenged.



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