Understand basic physical, chemical, geological, and biological components and paradigms of ocean environment
Recognize marine environmental issues: ocean acidification, global climate change, marine mammal conservation, and ecosystem degradation
Evaluate physical, chemical, geological, and biological features of marine ecosystems
About this course:
This course provides students with an overview of the scientific study of the oceans with a strong focus on ecosystems and environmental issues. The course incorporates narrated lectures, readings, media assignments and online discussion. Through these course activities and assessments, students 1) become knowledgeable with respect to basic physical, chemical, geological and biological components and paradigms of the ocean environment; 2) become familiar with physical, chemical, geological and biological features of several marine ecosystems; and 3) become knowledgeable on marine environmental issues including ocean acidification, global climate change, ocean resources, marine mammal conservation and ecosystem degradation.
Required course in Environmental Studies Certificate. Enrollment limited. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: April 5, 2024. Internet access required. Materials required.
Enrollment is typically reserved for adult students 18 years of age and older. Students under 18 years of age may receive consent to enroll based on special academic competence and approval by the instructor. If you are a student under 18 years of age, you must submit a request to enroll in the course 8 weeks before the course start date to firstname.lastname@example.org for your request to be considered.