ESC 220 - Physical and Chemical Oceanography

Introduction to the physical and chemical characteristics of ocean water and the ocean basins. The course focuses on the composition and properties of sea water, waves, tides, coastal processes, and ocean circulation. The relationships between chemical and physical oceanographic processes and the geology and biology of the oceans will be explored. Recommended for science majors or those with an aptitude for science. Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.

Prerequisite(s): MAT 108 or higher (may be taken concurrently) or placement above MAT 108.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017