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MAST 211
Oceanographic Processes Spring 2021
Division III
Cross-listed MAST 211 / GEOS 210

Class Details

This course examines ocean and coastal environmental science issues including carbon dioxide and the ocean’s role in climate, El NiƱo and other ocean-atmosphere oscillations that influence our weather, coastal erosion and other hazards, coastal pollution, and fisheries. The focus is on controlling processes with regional comparisons. Blue water oceanography is conducted in the Atlantic and comparative coastal oceanography includes trips to southern New England shores, and the West and Gulf coasts of the US as part of the Williams-Mystic program. This course is in the Oceans and Climate group for the Geosciences major.
The Class: Format: lecture; including coastal and near-shore field trips, 11 days offshore, and a laboratory or field research project
Limit: 24
Expected: 10
Class#: 4136
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: two tests, a research project, and a presentation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: none
Unit Notes: offered only at Mystic Seaport
Distributions: Division III
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
MAST 211 Division III GEOS 210 Division III
Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives
EVST Living Systems Courses
EXPE Experiential Education Courses
GEOS Group A Electives - Climate + Oceans

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