Oceanography (OCEN)

OCEN 1010  - Introduction to Oceanography  
(3 Credits)  
This course is a study of the marine environment describing principles of physical, chemical, biological and geological oceanography. Topics include the origin of oceans; the composition and history of seawater; oceanic currents, tides, waves and beaches; the sea floor; plant and animal life in the sea; oceanic resources and food; and marine pollution. Note: Completion of both OCEN 1010 and OCEN 1030 will satisfy one laboratory science requirement in the liberal arts and general studies programs.

Lecture: 3 hours
  
Course completes the following requirements:
Mathematics and Science
  
URI/RIC Transfer General Education Transfer Opportunity: Yes  
OCEN 1030  - Oceanography Laboratory  
(1 Credit)  
This lab course emphasizes topics covered in OCEN 1010 (Introduction to Oceanography) such as ocean life, sediments, salinity, currents and plate tectonics. It allows a more hands-on approach to learning. Note: Completion of both OCEN 1010 AND OCEN 1030 will satisfy one laboratory science requirement in the Liberal Arts and General Studies programs.

Lab: 2 hours
  
Course completes the following requirements:
Mathematics and Science