GS 108 Oceanography

An introductory laboratory science course. Examines the four major categories of oceanographic study: geological, physical, chemical and biological. Emphasizes the geological and geophysical aspects of the sea floor; physical and chemical properties of sea water, waves, tides, ocean circulation and currents; marine ecosystems; and ocean utilization.




MTH 075 or MTH 098 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AAOT Science/Math Lab Course, AS Physical Science, AGS Math/Science


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe key events in the history of science, with particular emphasis on oceanography, and their impact on society. Describe and apply the process of scientific inquiry. Solve scientific problems with quantitative methods. Describe the geological characteristics of the seafloor. Explain interactions between physical, chemical, and biological ocean systems.