Principles of Oceanography
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course entry requirements: BIO1004S or GEO1009F.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units24
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
A basic introduction to the principles of oceanography, including an introduction to physical, biological and chemical oceanography, marine geology, and the ocean atmosphere system. The course comprises six 2-week modules, which cover the above topics. Oceanographic instrumentation and methods of data analysis will be covered in the tutorials and practicals.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.