Jun 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [Archived] 
2020-2021 Catalog [Archived] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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OCEA 10H - Honors Introduction to Oceanography

4 units
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A  
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This honors course, intended for students in the Honors Transfer Program, presents the ocean in terms of its physical, chemical and biological environments. The topics include studies of: formation and modification of various wave types; tidal behavior; formation of water masses and ocean currents; beaches and changing shoreline; coral reefs; physical and chemical properties of ocean water; marine environments; marine sediments; origin of sea floor and coastline features; the spreading sea floor and drifting continents. This course is enriched through additional and more vigorous reading, writing, and research assignments.

Note: Students may take either OCEA 10  or Oceanography 10H. Duplicate credit will not be awarded for OCEA 10  and Oceanography 10H.

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