EARTH 296 - Topics in the Earth and Environmental Sciences
Section: 065 Oceanography of Italy
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This class is taking place from June 30, 2018 to July 21, 2018 in Italy.

Students will experience first-hand the topics and ideas discussed in lecture, investigating processes such as tides, waves, currents, and sea life, as they happen at the beach and in the sea. Time during the program will be divided between Ferrara and Rome, allowing a comparison between the Adriatic coast, to the East, with the Tyrrhenian Sea, to the West. Additionally, the group will explore Ferrara, Venice, and Rome visiting museums and immersing ourselves in the Italian culture.

Students will take Earth 222 - Intro Oceanography for 3 credits during the Winter 2018 term and receive an additional 2 credits for the field component (Oceanography in Italy - Earth 296) during the Winter 2018 term.

The on-campus course explores the oceans in terms of geological, chemical, physical, and biological oceanography. Students study processes that form ocean basins, forces that govern ocean circulation, physical and chemical properties that influence the distribution of life, and the adaptation of organisms to their aquatic environment.

In the field-component course, students will investigate processes studied in class, such as tides, waves, and currents, as they happen at the sea. We will be able to observe sea life both at the beach and in museums, and collect evidence of the presence of these organisms.

Instruction will be in English, this class does not have a foreign language requirement.

EARTH 296 - Topics in the Earth and Environmental Sciences
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065 (LEC)
Note: Field component to EARTH 222. Concurrent enrollment in EARTH 222 Winter 2017 required. Application required: see CGIS website or
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