Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

GEOL 135   Oceanography and the Environment
Credits1
RestrictionsNo 2024 2023
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
DistributionNatural Sciences & Mathematics
Core AreaNone

A study of the major contemporary concepts of biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography. The nature and origin of ocean basins by global plate tectonics, sedimentation, sea water composition, water masses, oceanic circulation, waves, tides, life in the sea, and biological productivity, are all discussed. The role of human impacts and environmental change, including ocean warming and acidification, and marine pollution are stressed throughout the course.