Oceanography (OCEA)

OCEA 10  Introduction to Oceanography

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Geological, chemical, physical, and biological aspects of the Earth's ocean. Plate tectonics, physiography of ocean basins and continental margins, ocean sediment, atmosphere and ocean circulation, waves and tides, coasts, and marine ecology. The companion Oceanography Lab (OCEA 10L) is recommended for students needing a lab to transfer to a four-year college/university. Field trips are required.

OCEA 10H  Introduction to Oceanography - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Introduces the geological, chemical, physical, and biological aspects of the Earth's ocean. Topics include plate tectonics, physiography of ocean basins and continental margins, ocean sediment, atmosphere and ocean circulation, waves and tides, coasts, and marine ecology. The companion Oceanography Lab (OCEA 10L) is recommended for students needing a lab to transfer to a 4-year college/university. Field trips are required. Students may not receive credit for both OCEA 10 and OCEA 10H.

OCEA 10L  Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory

1 Unit (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lab: 54
Corequisite: OCEA 10 or OCEA 10H (May have been taken previously)

Laboratory applications and problem-solving in oceanography, including related aspects of geology, meteorology, and marine biology. A hands-on approach to the marine environment and oceanic processes. Recommended for students needing a lab to transfer to a 4-year college/university.

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