Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

ENV 3350 Oceanography

Prerequisites: CHEM 1212, 1212L, BIOL 2108K


This course will provide an overview of the geological, chemical, physical and biological features and processes that occur in the world's oceans. Specific topics covered will include global plate tectonics, marine provinces, marine sediments, properties of ocean water, air-sea interactions, ocean circulation, waves, tides, coastal and shore habitats, biological productivity, pelagic and benthic marine organisms, marine pollution and the exploitation of marine resources.

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