Course Content Outline

The Oceanography course consists of 4 themes. These are:

  1. Solid Earth and Ocean Basins
  2. Atmosphere/Ocean/Climate
  3. Waves and Beaches
  4. World Fisheries

During your reading, you are responsible for in-depth information about the listed topics for each theme. In addition, you are responsible for knowing about the country whose perspective you are representing during this course. Consider yourself a science advisor to the President (Dictator, King, whatever). It is your job to inform this person of background science and global policies that affect your country.

Other important learning goals:

  1. Learn how to access and evaluate environmental data on the web.
  2. Learn how to incorporate online data into scientific arguments.
  3. Learn how to assess the credibility of online data, information and points of view.