CRC19: Courses

GEOL 330 Introduction to Oceanography

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

The course will provide an introduction to the basic principles and practices of oceanography. Topics will be presented in terms of the applications of physics, geology, chemistry, and biology to a study of the world's oceans. Specific topics will include planetary science and earth origin, the geologic timescale, geography and location systems, matter, marine provinces, sediments, seismology, plate tectonics, seawater composition, geochemical distributions, deep ocean circulations, winds and surface circulation, waves, tides, estuarine environment, biological production, nekton, plankton, and benthic organisms.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1: Apply the scientific method to evaluating Earth processes.