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Introduction to Oceanography [E]

COURSE CODE: ESC 130

CREDITS: 4

An introduction to the scientific concepts that provide an explanation to the formation of oceans and the nature of the global marine environment. Topics include seafloor dynamics and plate tectonic theory, the origin of oceans basins, the earth beneath the sea, marine sedimentation, properties of seawater, wind and ocean circulation El Nino weather patterns, waves and tides, beaches and coasts, coastal habitats, marine ecology and coral reefs.