UT Dallas 2013 Undergraduate Catalog

GEOS3401 - Oceanography

GEOS 3401 Oceanography (4 semester hours) Fundamentals of oceanography, with discussions on the effects of the oceans and people on the Earth's climate and biological communities. Topics include the formation of ocean currents, waves and tides, the greenhouse effect, El Nio, marine pollution, the exploitation of marine resources, wetlands preservation, coral reefs, life in the deep sea, and other marine ecological systems. Laboratory course. Credit cannot be received for both courses, GEOS 3401 or ISNS 3367. (3-3) R