2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Nov 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog
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GEO 251 - Oceanography

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FA, alternate years. This survey course includes: the history of marine exploration, the nature of the ocean floor, including submarine volcanoes, oceanic crust, sea-floor spreading, and marine sediments, coastal geomorphic processes, the properties of seawater, the nature of tides and currents, ecological marine biogeography, including marine plankton, deep-water biota, coral reef communities, and estuarine and intertidal marine communities, and stewardship of marine resources. Laboratory, field trips. Prerequisites: high school chemistry and sophomore standing. Lab fee: $25.



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