This will be a one credit reading seminar focused on current topics in oceanography and marine science. Students will read one short paper from the current literature (newspapers, magazines, journals) or one book chapter per week. Topics will be chosen to focus particularly on issues of public interest such as global warming, coastal policy, marine ecology, etc. Students must also be enrolled in Geology 103. Seminars will be devoted to discussing the weekly readings and other topics of current interest. Recommended for first-year students and sophomores.