OCEAN 100 Investigations in Oceanography

Study of the oceans and seas, with an additional Geographic Information Systems (GIS) computer lab component. Includes geological and tectonic processes, bathymetry, chemistry, physics, and dynamic influences on oceans and seas. Covers in detail topics related to marine biology, and the relationships between marine communities and their physical environment, structures of the earth and sea floor, atmospheric wind and ocean circulation, waves, currents, tides, marine plants and animals, ecological concepts, and environmental concerns. Also covers tools of oceanographic inquiry including maps, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and other data collection analysis and display methods.

Units: 4.00

UC*, CSU, Associate Degree Applicable

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Lecture: Minimum 48 hours per semester

Laboratory: Minimum 48 hours per semester

Departmental Recommendation: Basic computer abilities including familiarity with windows operating systems


*OCEAN 100, OCEAN 101, and OCEAN 101H combined: maximum UC credit, one course.