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 Geography, Geology, Earth Systems, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Conservation, or are in the CNS Exploratory Track. Restricted to the following majors: Earth Systems, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology and Natural Resources Conservation, or students in the CNS Exploratory Track.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.