OCE* 101

An introduction to ocean science, designed to familiarize students with basic oceanographic principles and current issues concerning humans' relation with the ocean. Topics include: physical characteristics of the ocean (light, salinity, density, temperature), waves, tides and currents; the ocean floor; ocean zones; types and classification of marine life; effects of the environment on marine life; marine ecology; marine resources (biological and physical); ocean pollution and its effects on marine life; marine law; and nautical charts.