May 11, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEL 1150 - Physical Oceanography

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Minimum performance standard scores on reading, writing, and mathematics pre-assessment placement tests

Description: This introductory course studies the world's oceans, including geographic, geologic and physical features of the ocean basins and the physical and chemical properties of ocean water. Other major topics include ocean exploration, ocean waves, currents and tides, air-sea interactions, marine ecology, and geologic history. The course emphasizes the use and control of ocean resources and the impact of ocean pollution.

General Studies: Natural and Physical Sciences

Guaranteed Transfer: GT-SC2

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