Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

PHS 109 - General Oceanography

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Biological and Physical Sciences General Education Requirement.

Survey the physical, chemical, meteorological, biological, and geological aspects of the oceans. Topics include waves, currents, tides and the chemistry of seawater, ecosystems and life in oceans and estuaries, plate tectonics, and marine sediments. Discuss environmental trends and problems. 

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 101 /ENG 101A .

Crosslisted: Also offered as PHS 109H . Credit is not given for both PHS 109 and PHS 109H .

Note: This course does not satisfy the curricular requirements for a laboratory science course. Typically offered at MC and OL; fall, spring, and summer terms.