ENV-1040 Introduction to Oceanography

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

Oceanography is a broad and multidisciplinary field in which many sciences are focused on the common goal of understanding how oceans work. This class is designed for the non-science major and will emphasize the role of basic scientific principles in the geological, biological, physical and chemical processes that govern the oceanic realm and how those oceanic processes affect the terrestrial realm. In addition, the connection between various oceanic processes and their impact on human existence and development will be explored. Meets Part II.B.2. of the GECC.