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Course Name: Introduction to Oceanography
Course Number: OCEA 10
  • Students will be able to provide examples of ways in which modern knowledge of the ocean was achieved through use of the scientific method.
  • Students will be able to summarize the geologic time scale, and apply it to the age of the Earth and ocean.
  • Students will be able to describe how atmospheric circulation influences ocean circulation (surface currents, waves, upwelling, etc.); explain how physical and chemical factors of the ocean affect weather and climate.
  • Students will be able to apply scientific terms and the scientific method in analyzing ocean processes and the results of those processes.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the human impact on the ocean, especially in coastal areas and in relation to global climate change