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EES 200 - Oceanography
Oceanography
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1NS course or GER student

Note: Credit not applicable to Biology major requirements.

Oceanography is the study of the world's oceans. The oceans provide humans with abundant food, jobs, and natural resources. They hold vast amounts of untapped energy that may someday be harnessed for human consumption. In addition, they control the major global climate belts and play a major role in buffering climate change. Governmental policies regarding oceans, from local to international, depend on a scientific understanding of how they work in order to insure that proper decisions are being made. This course examines the basic geological, chemical, biological, physical, and meteorological principles that govern the oceans, and emphasizes the importance of understanding these principles to societal needs. Topics focus on origin of ocean basins, ocean sediments, basic chemistry of seawater, physics of waves and currents, coastal processes, interactions between the atmosphere and oceans, ocean pollution, nutrient distribution, and basic ocean ecology.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Earth Science Department

Course Attributes:
GER IIIB-Natural Sciences, LAC T2NS-Natural Science

Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Non Credit

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite LAC T2NS

General Requirements:

Course Attribute: T1NS
May not be taken concurrently.  )
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Course or Test: BIO 120
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or
Course or Test: BIO 130
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May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: HSC 215
May not be taken concurrently.  )
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Course or Test: HPE 215
May not be taken concurrently.  )
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