Oceanography Course Descriptions – Community College of Rhode Island

Oceanography Course Descriptions

OCEN (Oceanography)

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

OCEN 1030 - Oceanography Laboratory (1 Credits)

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 - Lab Fee: $10

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Last Updated: 5/6/19