GEOS 104
Oceanography Fall 2021
Division III
Cross-listed GEOS 104 / MAST 104 / ENVI 104

Class Details

In this wide-ranging and integrated introduction to the oceans we will examine formation and history of the ocean basins; composition and origin of seawater; currents, tides, and waves; ocean-atmosphere interactions; oceans and climate; deep-marine environments; coastal processes; productivity in the oceans; marine resources; and human impacts. We will discuss current research, and address issues of colonialism and racism in oceanographic science. This course is in the Oceans and Climates group for the Geosciences major.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory; 3 50-minute lecture/discussion meetings each week; 2-hour lab every second week. 3 mini-symposia (during scheduled class time). All-day field trip to the Atlantic coast of New England.
Limit: 60
Expected: 60
Class#: 1172
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: 6 graded lab exercises, mini-symposium participation, a 4-page term paper, and final exam.
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first year and second year students, Geosciences majors, Maritime Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division III
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
GEOS 104 Division III MAST 104 Division III ENVI 104 Division III
Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives
EXPE Experiential Education Courses
GEOS Group A Electives - Climate + Oceans

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