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Active as of Summer Session 2012



I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Oceanography

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ESCI 1451

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the science of oceanography through the interdisciplinary areas of biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography.  Topics include ocean floor, plate tectonics, sea water chemistry, currents, waves, tides, coasts, and marine life.  Contemporary environmental topics are also part of this course and may include marine contamination, marine noise, overfishing, alternative energy, global climate change, tsunami and storms, coastal issues, and marine resources.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Next Gen Reading Score: 237

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ESCI 1451 - Oceanography

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ESCI 1451 - Oceanography

There are no corequisites for this course.