May 24, 2022  
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ENVS 3350:Oceanography

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: (CHEM 1212  and CHEM 1212L ) and (BIOL 1108  and BIOL 1108L )
Students in this course will learn how plate tectonics affect the positioning of our continents, how the physical and chemical makeup of seawater affects the ocean’s properties, and how air-sea interactions, ocean circulation, waves and tides all affect our climate. Finally, students will explore the biological richness of the ocean ecosystem by studying coastal habitats, biological productivity, pelagic and benthic marine organisms, marine pollution and the exploitation of marine resources.



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