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Active as of Fall Semester 2010

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Oceanography Lab

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ESCI 1452

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 1

Lecture Hours: 0

Lab Hours: 2

4. Course Description:

This optional laboratory course is an introduction to the science of oceanography through hands-on experiences in the interdisciplinary areas of biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography. This course includes a variety of activities supporting the topics discussed in Oceanography lecture. These topics may include the ocean floor, plate tectonics, sea water chemistry, currents, waves, tides, coastal processes, and ocean life. Laboratory exercises will also focus on environmental topics which may include pollution, over-fishing and food supply, alternative energy, global warming, El Nino-Southern Oscillation, the North Atlantic Oscillation, tsunamis and storms, coastal problems, marine resources, etc. May include field trips. Two laboratory hours weekly. Prerequisite: ESCI 1451 or concurrent enrollment.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading College Level CLC or Reading College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ESCI 1452 - Oceanography Lab

All Credit(s) from the following...
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
ESCI 1451Oceanographycr.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ESCI 1452 - Oceanography Lab

There are no corequisites for this course.