ENVIRON 232 - Introductory Oceanography
Section: 001
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/2
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AOSS 203.
Waitlist Capacity:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the Earth's oceans in terms of geological, chemical, physical, and biological oceanography, with emphasis on understanding the oceans as an integrated system. We study the processes that form ocean basins, the forces that govern ocean circulation, the physical and chemical properties that influence the distribution of life, and the adaptation of organisms to their aquatic environment. We will also discuss the ocean's role in mitigating global change and the consequences for oceanic ecosystems and human society.

Course Requirements:

Students will be graded on class participation, 3 or 4 exams, quizzes, and homework assignments.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended primarily for freshmen and sophomores. Seniors will be allowed to register only if there is space available after the early registration period is finished. Seniors who are majors or minors in Earth and Environmental Sciences or Program in the Environment should email the instructor to request an override with their U-M id number.

Class Format:

3 hours lecture weekly. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll concurrently in the EARTH 223 lab course. Historically, students who take the lab do better in EARTH 222.

ENVIRON 232 - Introductory Oceanography
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001 (LEC)
MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This class is closed to seniors until December 12. To enroll in the Intro Oceanography Lab, enroll in any section of EARTH 223 Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in both EARTH 222/ENVIRON 232 and EARTH 223/ENVIRON 233.
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