7023 - Oceanography 1 - Class Information
Introduction to Oceanography
3 Units, (UC: CSU)
This course introduces the student to the field of Oceanography. Major topics to be studied include the formation and evolution of the sea floor, islands and coastlines, the chemical and physical properties of sea water, motions of the sea (waves, tides and currents) and marine life. Special reference will be made to Southern California and the problems of human uses of the sea.
InstructorGil Dewart, Ph.D.
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1:00 - 8:00 PM
(818) 364-7600, ext. 7152
|Saturday||L.A. Harbor College||9:00 A.M. - Noon||Northeast Academic Hall Rm. 201|
|Saturday||L.A. City College||1:30 - 4:30 PM||AD, Rm. 301A|
|Sunday||L.A. Valley College||9:00 AM - Noon||Foreign Lang. Bldg., Rm. 102|
|Sunday||L.A. Pierce College||1:30 - 4:30 PM||Village Bldg. Rm. 8101|
Oceanography, An Invitation to Marine Science
- Author: Garrison, Tom S.
- Edition: 6/E, 2007
- Publisher: Thomson Learning
- ISBN: 978-0-49511-344-7
The Endless Voyage Study Guide
- Author: Billeter and Given
- Edition: 3/E, 2007
- Publisher: Thomson Learning
- ISBN: 978-0-49519-070-7
Textbooks are available in the college libraries. Most libraries have the texts on Reserve, (two hour use, in the library) some libraries have copies in the General Collection. Individual Library Policies apply and they may be different at each campus.Generally, students must have a valid student ID for the campus they intend to use to check out or use library materials. For example, to check out books from Pierce College Library students must have a valid Pierce College Student ID. Students who enrolled only in ITV classes may obtain a Mission College ID through the Admissions Office at Mission College.
All videos are closed captioned.
Each video combines on-location footage with computer graphics in a way that is both engaging and informative. Individual case studies focus on polar and tropical extremes, an ongoing coastal project, and life at a major research institution. Learners will also hear from leading scientists and academicians whose work has helped define the field of oceanography.
Where to Watch Videos
Cable Channel LA36
Video broadcasts are available on cable channel LA36. For the broadcast schedule click link below.
Buy the Videos
Watch the Videos on Campus
Videos may be viewed at the Learning Resource Centers of:
Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
West Los Angeles College
You must bring your Student ID or fee receipt with you to watch them.
Online Course Website
June. 15th is the official start date of the term. If you enrolled after that date, you can expect a delay of 2-3 business days in accessing the class website.
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