Oceanography (OCEAN)

OCEAN 101  3 Units  
Elements of Oceanography  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 914 and or placement in ENGL 015 as determined by SBVC assessment process and MATH 942 or placement in MATH 952 as determined by SBVC assessment process.

This course explores the geological processes that created the ocean basins, chemistry of seawater, physical motions of the oceans, and the interrelationships of biological communities with their physical environments. Geospatial analysis of world oceans, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing, is an integral component of this course. It is recommended that transfer students also enroll in the companion OCEAN 111, Elements of Oceanography Laboratory.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

OCEAN 111  1 Unit  
Elements of Oceanography Laboratory  

Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite/Corequisite: OCEAN 101

This hands-on course introduces students to techniques of oceanography, including bathymetry, charts, and methods of studying the physical ocean environment. This course is recommended for students concurrently enrolled in OCEAN 101 or who have successfully completed the course within the last three years.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU