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, and mineral resources, as well as environmental issues affecting the sea. Satisfies Area D1 Core Requirements for non-science majors.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00