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Introduction to Oceanography


An introduction to the physical, chemical and biological nature of the oceans. Topics include: the history and shape of the oceans; the physical and chemical properties of sea water; waves, tides and ocean currents; and the biology and ecology of marine life. (Due to similarity in subject matter, both OCE 2001 and BSC 1311 cannot be used to meet general education requirements. One or the other can be used to fulfill one of the science requirements).

Class Hours: 
REA 0017 or REA 0011 or REA 0019 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher for each course) or appropriate placement test scores. Students who are not required to take the common placement test or enroll in developmental education courses do not have to satisfy prerequisites.
Course Type: 
Oceanography: General