Introduction to Oceanography (11:628:120)
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
This course will enhance ‘ocean literacy’ among students with diverse backgrounds by introducing and acquainting you with essential aspects of oceanography. Because of oceanography’s interdisciplinary nature, we will examine geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes as they apply to the ocean. With this foundation, you will comprehend a variety of oceanographic terms and concepts, including: how ocean systems work, how they are studied, how the ocean influences Earth's biosphere and atmosphere, how the oceans support living ecosystems, and which issues concern the fate of oceans and their coastlines.