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Oceanography (OCEA)


OCEA& 101  Introduction to Oceanography  (5)
Introduces the fundamental principles of ocean science: the geology and geography of ocean basins; chemistry of sea water; physical dynamics of currents, waves, and tides; coastal processes; how human activity influences ocean environments; and the diverse ecosystems of Earth's oceans such as deep sea vents, coral reefs, and estuaries. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101. Satisfies a lab or natural science requirement for AA degree.