Catalog 2021-2022

MAR 200 Introduction to Marine Science

This course is intended as a broad introduction to marine science that will serve as a foundation for more advanced coursework in one or more of the disciplines introduced in this course. Topics covered in this course will include: 1) the physical geology of the earth with special emphasis on ocean basins; 2) the physical properties of water as they relate to tides, currents, waves and climate modulation; 3) the chemistry of seawater with regard to dissolved elements and gasses; and 4) a broad overview of life in the oceans. May only be used to satisfy major requirements in marine-science biology, biology, or environmental science majors. Lecture only.






fall and spring semesters