Oceanography - MSC 160


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Course Description

This course provides a general description of the geology, chemistry, and physics of the oceans. Topics include a history of oceanography, bathymetry, plate tectonics, seawater chemistry and physics, atmospheric circulation, currents, waves, tides, sedimentation, and coastal geology. Upon completion, students should be able to describe bathymetric features, the chemistry and physics of seawater, atmospheric and ocean circulations, marine sediments, and coastal processes.

  • Course Hours Per Week: Class 4, Lab 0.
  • Semester Hours Credit: 4.
  • Prerequisite: None.