Intro Oceanography

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UMass Amherst
The natural processes of the ocean, including earthquakes and volcanoes, the hydrologic cycle and weather, ocean circulation and the global energy balance, the carbon cycle and productivity, biodi-versity and marine food webs, coastal dynamics. Also, global warming, sea-level rise, environmental degradation and the ocean system response to human activity and global change. Interactive class sessions, with considerable participation by students in problem solving, discussions, and demonstrations. Exams and grades based on teamwork as well as on individual performance. Students needing or wanting a laboratory component may register for GEO-SCI 131. (Gen.Ed. PS)
Open to students majoring in Earth Systems, Environmental Science, Geography, or Geology Geography, Geology, Earth Systems and Environmental Science majors should enroll in GEOL 103 - Section 02.
GEOL 103- Section 01 has 120 seats reserved for Freshmen, 100 seats reserved for Sophomore and 60 reserved seats for Juniors and Seniors.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Intro Oceanography
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 4.0 Julie Brigham-Grette TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM Fully Remote Class