MAST 104 Spring 2017 Oceanography

Cross Listed as ENVI104, GEOS104
The oceans cover about 72% of Earth's surface, yet we know the surface of Venus better than our own ocean floors. Why is that? This integrated introduction to the oceans covers formation and history of the ocean basins; the composition and origin of seawater; currents, tides, and waves; ocean-atmosphere interactions; oceans and climate; deep-marine environments; coastal processes; productivity in the oceans; and human impacts. Coastal oceanography will be investigated on an all-day field trip, hosted by the Williams-Mystic program in Connecticut.
Class Format: lecture/discussion, three hours per week; laboratory, two hours per week in alternate weeks/one all-day field trip
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on two hour exams, lab work, participation in the field trip, and a final exam
Additional Info: not available for the fifth course option
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: first-year and sophomore students
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Divisional Attributes: Division III
Other Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives,ENVS Group EB-B Electives,ENVS Group EG-A Electives,EXPE Experiential Education Courses
Enrollment Limit: 48
Expected Enrollment: 48
Class Number: 3481
MAST 104 - 01 (S) LEC Oceanography Division 3: Science and Mathematics Mea S. Cook
MWF 09:00 AM-09:50 AM Clark Hall 105 3481
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