Offshore and deep-water oceanography, emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach and including geological, biological, physical and chemical aspects. History of oceanography; exploration techniques, instruments and vessels; origin of oceans and ocean basins; physiography of the ocean basins; deep-sea sediments; continental drift, sea-floor spreading and plate tectonics; marine volcanism; waves, tides and ocean currents; climatology and sea-level changes; marine ecology; marine resources.
Instructor: Christa Puhfahl
Course Type: Online; Continuous-intake. Register anytime and learn at your own pace
When viewed from space, the Earth's surface is predominantly covered by water. In fact, 71% of the Earth is covered by an ocean. This course examines and explores this part of our planet, focusing on the physical, chemical and biological features of the world's ocean.