ENVIRON 232 - Introductory Oceanography
Section: 002
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/2
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AOSS 203.
With permission of instructor.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to the scientific study of the oceans. Contents include: a brief history of ocean exploration; origins of the Earth, the oceans and life; the theory of plate tectonics; how ocean sediments serve as the Earth’s history book; the composition of seawater and its influence on life and climate; waves, tides and currents; the life of the oceans and how it depends upon the marine environment; and the resources of the ocean. The course format consists of lectures and readings from an assigned textbook. The course grade will be based on three one-hour exams and a two-hour final exam.

Section 002 is a Gateway Science Course, designed especially for students considering an academic major or minor in one of the sciences. All students signing up for GEOSCI 222.002 must also take GEOSCI 223 Lab (any section).

Note: GEOSCI 222.001 is not a Gateway science course and does not require the GEOSCI 223 lab.

ENVIRON 232 - Introductory Oceanography
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: See section 002 for the Gateway Science Course section. Note: Lab, GEOSCI 223, is NOT required for Sec 001 students.
002 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Gateway Science Course. GEOSCI 223 Lab required
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