2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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OCEA& 101 Intro to Oceanography (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Natural Sciences with Lab; General Transfer Elective
Formerly OCEAN 101 - CCN

Course Description
Exploration and investigation of the marine environment, including the geology, waves, currents, tides, biology, water chemistry, and human impacts. Appropriate for non-science and science majors. Field trips required. Labs included.

Student Outcomes
1. Apply the scientific method to interpret marine processes.
2. Apply marine principles and critical thinking skills to solve marine problems such as sustainable development of resources, marine pollution, and global climate change.
3. Describe and identify physical and chemical seawater properties, and their influence on physical and biological marine processes.
4. Interpret maps and images of physical features of the marine environment.
5. Use appropriate tools and sources in order to access and synthesize marine and environmental information and communicate it effectively.

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