7079 - Oceanography 1 - Class Information

Introduction to Oceanography

Summer 2010

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.

Prerequisites: None.


Gil Dewart, Ph.D.
Email: dewartg@hotmail.com
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1:00 - 8:00 PM
(818) 364-7600, ext. 7152

Classroom Location & Schedule

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Textbooks may be purchased at the CityMission, Valley, and Pierce bookstores.

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.


The Endless Voyage

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


Online Course Website

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