Introduction to Oceanography
Area of Study
Taught In English
Prerequisites: ICBI 101
Host University Units4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewHistory of oceanography; introduction to the earth and geomorphology; evolution of the ocean; plate tectonics; the sea floor; nature of seawater; atmosphere-ocean interactions; circulation patterns and ocean currents; waves and tides; coasts and estuaries; human impact on oceanic system; field trip with practical exercises included.
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