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ENV 360 - Introduction to Oceanography

Three Credits
Alternate Years: Fall 2019, 2021

This course is designed to be a fundamental introduction to ocean sciences. Students will explore the physical and biological processes that govern the ocean’s circulation and marine life. Topics include waves and currents, marine life and ecosystems, tides, beach erosion and the way the ocean is being affected by global climate change.

Prerequisite(s)/Restriction(s): One year of chemistry. Environmental Science or Studies, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Physics majors only.
Note: This course includes substantial field work off campus, and requires walking outdoors over uneven terrain, often in less than ideal weather. Students who may have difficulty navigating uneven terrain should contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 508-565-1306 or at least two weeks in advance of the course to allow for planning around accommodation needs.