Oceanography (OCN)

Classes

OCN 101 : Introduction to Marine Option Program

The course provides statewide information to students interested in learning more about the ocean and freshwater systems by becoming involved in the Marine Option Program (MOP). The course will review the requirements of the MOP Certificate of Completion, explore opportunities for internships, research projects, and careers dealing with water environments. The course will also present guidelines in proposal writing, project implementation, data collection and interpretation, report preparation, and formal project presentation.

credits

1

Class Hours

1 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Semester Offered

Fall

OCN 120 : Global Environmental Challenges

This course focuses on scientific approaches to evaluating human-caused environmental challenges and their potential solutions.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 75. Qualified for MATH 82X.

Designations

Diversification: Physical Sciences — DP

Semester Offered

Spring

OCN 199V : Marine Research and Directed Reading

This course provides an opportunity for students to design and carry out marine-related internships, practica, research projects, or field experience on or off campus under the supervision of a faculty member and the guidance of a science mentor. It includes a project proposal, research, data collection and analysis, a final report, and an oral presentation. A project worth 3 credits is required for the Marine Option Program (MOP) Academic Subject Certificate.

credits

1 - 4

Class Hours

 3 hours (1 credit), 5 hours (2 credits), 7 hours (3 credits), or 9 hours (4 credits)

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in OCN 101 and OCN 201. Approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

OCN 201 : Science of the Sea

This is a survey course of the ocean involving the study of the geological, physical, chemical, and biological properties of the ocean. A number of subjects are studied to include the ocean basin, seawater properties, currents, waves, tides, marine organisms, and the ecological principles of humans and the sea.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100 and MATH 82X.

Designations

Diversification: Physical Sciences — DP

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring