Five College Consortium

Oceanography

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Geology
Course Number: 
103
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Because more than seventy percent of our planet is covered by oceans, the study of marine systems is crucial to our understanding of Earth History and life on the planet. We will examine chemical, physical, geological, and biological processes in the oceans at a variety of scales in time and space. We will explore how the Earth's oceans formed, how they provided the foundations for life, and how they continue to affect weather and climate, stabilize global chemical cycles, erode coastlines and provide access to resources. We will conclude the semester with a discussion of the human impact on the ocean environment including sea level rise, acidification, coral bleaching and over-fishing.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
102872

Course Sections

Oceanography
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Alan Werner;Penny Taylor awerner@mtholyoke.edu;pmtaylor@mtholyoke.edu TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Clapp Laboratory 016