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Oceanography

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This course examines the linkages between the evolution of earth and water masses. Students will focus on the physical, chemical, biological and geological aspects of the ocean processes

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Physical Oceanography

    • Identify the main surface and deep-ocean currents.
    • Describe the changes in waves as they approach the shore and break.
    • Explain how the ocean–atmosphere relationship influences weather and climate.

    Biological Oceanography

    • Explain the unique adaptations of marine organisms.
    • Compare primary productivity in the polar, tropical, and temperate oceans.
    • Assess the effects of overfishing on an ocean environment.

    Introduction and Overview

    • Classify the chemical composition and physical properties of Earth.
    • Describe the origin of life as related to oceanography.
    • Describe modern tools and techniques used in oceanic research.

    Chemical Oceanography

    • Compare methods by which scientists alter seawater.
    • Explain the chemical and physical properties of seawater.
    • Identify the main types of marine pollution.

    Geological Oceanography

    • Distinguish between continental drift and plate tectonics.
    • Identify divergent, convergent, and transform boundary features.
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