Introduction to Oceanography

Introduction to Oceanography - GEOL 180 Winter 2008...

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1 GEOL 180 - Winter 2008 Syllabus Introduction to Oceanography Instructor: Frank Buonaiuto Email: [email protected] Phone (212) 650-3092 Office hours: Rm 1049 HN Mon, Wed 4:45 - 5:45 pm Lecture hours: Rm 511 HW Mon - Thu 1:00 - 4:45 pm Course Description : This course will offer an introduction to the fascinating and complex subject of Oceanography. We will discuss physical, chemical, biological and geological aspects of the oceans. We will learn about the structure and motion of the atmosphere and how they influence ocean circulation. We will discuss waves, tides and coasts, and we will make discuss environmental issues connected with the world’s oceans as we discuss all these topics. In addition, although the focus of this course is not biological oceanography, whenever possible we will discuss primary productivity and the distribution of life within the oceans. Oceanography Oceanography An Invitation to Marine Science 6 th Edition Edition by by Tom Garrison Required Text : Oceanography – CUNY, Hunter College , 1 th edition, Garrison, T. , 2007, Thomson. Grades : Grades are based on attendance, class participation and quizes. Attendance – 20% Participation – 20% Chapter Quizes - 60% (8-10 quizes) Grading is as follows: 90-100=A; 80-89=B; 70-79=C; 60-69=D; <60=F. Come to class, participate and if you encounter difficulties, bring them to the professor’s attention as soon as you find them, don’t wait till the end of the semester! Keep in mind: One of your best friends in this course is the textbook. Makeup Exams: will NOT be given except in the most extreme cases. Academic Dishonesty: Hunter College regards acts of academic dishonesty (e.g., plagiarism, cheating on examinations, obtaining unfair advantage, and falsification of records and official documents as serious offenses against the values of intellectual honesty. The College is committed to enforcing the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity and will pursue cases of academic dishonesty according to the Hunter College Academic Integrity Procedures.
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2 Introduction To Oceanography GEOL 180 Tentative Lecture Schedule Winter, 2008 Chapter 12 Coasts, Beaches & Estuaries 12 Wed 23 Chapter 11 Tides 11 Tue 22 No Class Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon 21 Chapter 10 Waves 10 Thu 17 Chapter 9 Circulation of the Ocean 09 Wed 16 Chapter 8 Circulation of the Atmosphere 08 Tue 15 Chapter 7 Ocean Chemistry 07 Mon 14 Chapter 6 Water & Ocean Structure 06 Thu 10 Chapter 5 Sediments 05 Wed 09 Chapter 4 Continental Margins & Ocean Basins 04 Tue 08 Chapter 3 Earth Structure & Plate Tectonics 03 Mon 07 Chapter 2 Space, Time, Origins 02 Thu 03 Chapter 1 Introductory Lecture 01 Wed 02 Jan Reading Subject Lec Day Date Month Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Knowing the Ocean World Knowing the Ocean World Oceanography Subdisciplines The World’s Oceans – general characteristics The History of Oceanography Erastosthenes and the size and shape of Earth
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