Oceanography Courses

OCAN 1, Oceanography
Lec-52.5 field trips

ADVISE: ((Intermediate algebra or higher) or ET 108A)) and (readiness for college-level English or ESL 188)

Introduction to the major physical, biological, chemical, and geological processes at work in the oceans. Covers the formation and evolution of the oceans through Earth's history and the dynamics and interactions of currents, coastal processes, climate, seawater chemistry and physics, marine ecosystems, and society.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
OCAN 1L, Oceanography Lab
Lec-17.5 Lab-52.5 field trips

PREREQ: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: OCAN 1 ADVISE: (Intermediate algebra or higher) or ET 108B; Readiness for college-level English or ESL 188

Introduction to the physical, biological, chemical, and geological processes at work in the oceans with emphasis on measuring and analyzing data pertaining to San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Coast including the interactions of seafloor features, weather systems, currents, tides, swell, coastal processes, seawater chemistry and physics, and biological communities.

UC/CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

One mandatory field trip. Transportation is NOT provided.