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Orange Coast College Department of Marine Sciences OCEANOGRAPHY LECTURE MARINE SCIENCE 100 Course Syllabus & Proposed Schedule Fall 2016 Instructor: Lisa D. Snyder CRN Section #: 24280, Class Meets: Monday 6:00-9:10 pm Location: Biological Sciences 200 Office Hours: Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00 am in Biological Sciences 212D E-mail: [email protected] You can also email me through Blackboard Blackboard Learn: (Quizzes, class notes, study guides, etc.) Directions for accessing Blackboard at end of syllabus COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introductory and orientation class about the science of Oceanography, including considerations of the biological, physical, chemical, and geological properties of the seas. It also covers the sea-air interface and weather. We will look at the sea as a physical, chemical, biological, and recreational resource, and the obligation of humankind to control further contamination of the oceanic environment. Two hours and fifty minutes lecture per week for sixteen weeks in class. A transfer course. Not offered as credit/no-credit option . No prerequisite. REQUIRED TEXT: Garrison, Tom. 2016. Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science, 9 th edition. Belmont, California: Brooks-Cole/Cengage Learning. Available at the O.C.C. Bookstore for purchase : New Loose-leaf : $154.50 ISBN: 9781305780675 Available from the book’s publisher, Cengage: e-pack Loose-leaf textbook plus online access to Mindtap Oceanography resources : $95.00 ISBN-10: 1-305-71024-X ISBN-13: 978-1-305-71024-5 Purchase from: May also be available from other book retailers as a rental, e-book, or used textbook Also try ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-1305105164 OR ISBN-10: 1305105168 Also available from the publisher, Cengage ( ): Rental (until 12/25/2016) $56.99 E-book rental (access until 2/17/2017) $85.99 For whom the course is intended : 1. For students fulfilling general education science requirements that wish to learn about modern trends and discoveries in oceanography and Marine Biology without entering too deeply into the Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology, and Biology of the oceans. 2. For students seeking to better understand the marine environment and to enrich their enjoyment of and appreciation of the ocean. 3. As a first course for students wishing to major in the marine sciences or related sciences.
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