ERTH 2403 V - Introduction to Oceanography

An environmental approach to understanding the oceans; introducing the physical and biological aspects of oceanography, marine resources and marine pollution.


The course gives an overview of the interwoven natural history of the oceans, from the origins and geology of ocean basins through the nature of marine waters, the motion of waves and movement of currents, to the intriguing organisms that inhabit coastal to deep marine environments. We use the oceans as sources of mineral, energy, and food resources and sites of major waste disposal. Over 70 per cent of our planet is covered by oceans, and an understanding of the interactions of its various systems is crucial to that of the global environment.

CRN for section V: 12173

CRN for section VOD (optional Video On Demand service): 12174

In-class lecture time & location:
Mondays, 8:35am to 11:25am, C264 LA

Instructor: Hafida El Bilali

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