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GEOL 108: Introduction to Oceanography

(Cross-listed with ENV S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Introduction to the study of oceans and the processes that helped shape them. A major focus is on how the oceans work, with special attention on geological, chemical, and biological processes. Ocean circulation and its influence on climate. Life of the oceans. Use and misuse of ocean resources. Anthropogenic impacts on the oceanic environment.