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Unformatted text preview: Earth and Space Sciences 15 The Blue Planet : Introduction to Oceanography email: [email protected] Instructor: Frank Kyte 825-2015 Office: 4871 Slichter Hall phone: (UCLA-015) Hours:12:30-2, Thu or by apt. email: [email protected] Instructor: Frank Kyte 825-2015 Office: 4871 Slichter Hall phone: (UCLA-015) Hours:12:30-2, Thu or by apt. Students need up-to-date email addresses in URSA to receive class notices All emails MUST have good subject line (e.g., ESS15) Emails might not be responded to quickly or in the evenings Who Are You??? I. INTRODUCTION (Course Syllabus) A. COURSE 1. Description a. general introduction to ocean sciences - this is NOT a course in marine biology b. fulfills GE requirements for either life or physical science elective c. alternate course - E&EB 25 - Marine Biology - Note: you cannot get credit for both ESS 15 and E&EB 25 2. Enrollment 375 = 15 Labs X 25 Students per Lab - waiting lists will NOT be added to the class 3. Text available in College Library - should be read BEFORE lectures. 4. Lectures a. PDF copies of these notes will be posted on the course website after each topic is completed. b. audio podcasts available at bruincast.ucla.edu c. website: turgai.earthandspace.ucla.edu/instruction/ course.php?s_idx=5 USER = ess15 PASS = Oceans15 d. students are responsible for all materials presented in the lectures, even if they are not available in the text or from other sources 5. Lab Sections a. enrollment in a lab section is mandatory (that’s how you get in the class) b. there will be 8 Labs (7 Quizzes) and a Lab Final c. reading assignments are posted on the class website every Thursday and should be read in advance and brought to lab the next week 6. Grading a. total of 200 points (lab = 60, midterm = 50, final = 90) 6. Grading a. total of 200 points (lab = 60, midterm = 50, final = 90) likely average scores...... lab - 60 possible - 45 likely (75%) midterm - 50 possible - 35 likely (70%) final - 90 possible - 60 likely (67%) Total - 200 possible - 140 likely (70%) b. remember "D" is for Diploma: students are strongly advised to not take P/NP if getting a C- or lower is a possibility and this course is needed for graduation. c. a few extra points will be available for field trips and video reports B. PREREQUISITES - students are expected to have a basic high-school science background, for example you should know basics of -- see Appendixes I, II, III, and IV in the textbook 1. Mathematics --scientific notation, simple algebra and geometry, charts and graphs 2. Metric system --meters, grams, degrees Celsius, etc. --nautical mile (one minute of arc on Earth's great circle) 3. Geography a. maps, locations of Earth's features b. latitude i. polar regions = high latitudes ( N. and S. poles) ii. equatorial regions = low latitudes c. longitude 4. Chemistry a. elements, atoms, molecules, ions, symbols b. simple chemical equations (e.g....) H2O H+ + OHCa2+ + 2HCO3- CaCO3 + H2O + CO2 5. Physics --fundamental concepts like...... density energy gravity heat transfer 6. Biology --fundamental concepts like..... genus and species plants and animals photosynthesis and respiration C. LECTURE 1. Oceanography - as a science is classically divided into 4 disciplines which will be the basis for the course outline a. geological - origin and evolution of ocean basins and margins b. physical - tides, waves, currents, physical interactions between the ocean and atmosphere c. chemical - chemistry of seawater and how seawater interacts with biology, geology, etc. d. biological - life in the oceans, biological productivity, marine habitats D. LABORATORY 1. Download Lab Reading from website every Thursday and READ it. 2. Bring the Lab Reading to your section for reference in completing your lab assignment. 3. Transfer between sections is allowed only WITH TA's consent and is strongly discouraged. 4. QUIZzes will be during first 15 minutes of lab each week (except for Lab 8). Sorry, no Field Trip this quarter :-( Extra Credit - 3 points (+) available Personal Field Trip to an Aquarium Lowest Lab Score raised to 4, and 1 point extra (2-page report) Video Reports View a video, write a report and get 1 point (1-page report) Maximum of 3 extra points possible (so course total is really out of 203) ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course OCEANOGRAP Oceanograp taught by Professor Oceanography during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.

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