GEOL 2503 Introduction to Oceanography 3/0/3
This basic survey course introduces science and non-science majors to the biological, chemical, physical, and geological features of the oceans. The course will acquaint students with the topography and geologic history of the oceans, the concepts of sea-floor spreading, plate tectonics, atmosphere/ocean interaction current movements, and biological and chemical aspects of the oceans. The course also will discuss sources of food, energy, mineral resources, as well as environmental issues and the sea. Satisfies Area II C Core Requirements.