GEOL 2503 Introduction to Oceanography 3/0/3
Introduces science and non-science majors to the biological, chemical, physical, and geological features of the oceans. Acquaints students with the topography and geologic history of the oceans, sea-floor spreading, plate tectonics, atmosphere/ocean interaction current movements, and ocean biology and chemistry . The course also will discuss sources of food, energy, mineral resources, as well as environmental issues affecting the sea. Satisfies Area D1 Core Requirements.