The Ocean Environment: An Ecosystem Perspective
What you can learn.
- 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:
The Ocean Environment will provide 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 and media assignments and online discussion. Through these course activities and assessments, students will 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.