Undergraduate 2017-2018

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

OCN 110 Our Ocean Systems

Examine ocean environment and its human impact. Topics include description of ocean systems, marine exploration, international issues, food and mineral resources, coastal erosion, pollution and technological developments. (LAC, gtP)


OCN 200 General Oceanography

(3 lecture, 2 laboratory) For non-science majors only. Geological, physical, chemical and biological aspects of oceans and ocean basins. Field trip required. Course fee required. (LAC, gtP)


OCN 301 Physical and Chemical Oceanography

(3 lecture, 2 laboratory) Historical, physical and chemical aspects of oceanography including general character of water masses, ocean circulation and currents, waves, tides, ocean-atmosphere interactions and chemical oceanography.


OCN 302 Geological and Biological Oceanography

(3 lecture, 2 laboratory) Geological and biological aspects of the ocean including origin of oceans and ocean floors, marine sediments and geomorphology, distribution and ecology of marine organisms and ocean productivity. Required field trip.


OCN 422 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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