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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Introduction to Oceanography

This course explores the major processes and features of the world's oceans. Topics include the origin and history of the ocean basins, atmospheric circulation and weather, ocean circulation, and the dynamics of waves, tides, and coastlines. The course also reviews marine life (including plankton, nekton, benthos, and marine mammals), explores the oceans as a resource for people, and considers human impacts on marine environments. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for OCEA 101 or OCEA 101H.

Subject: OCEA
Course Number: 101
Section Number: 1244
Units: 3

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office: SEC512
Office hours: MW 10-11am
Phone: 760-757-2121 x6412
Instructor notes: Oceanography 101 Online (OCEA101) is an introduction to the scientific study of the oceans taught over the internet. It is a 3-credit physical science course, and is equivalent to other sections of OCEA101 for transfer credit, general education credit, and graduation requirements. It is intended to achieve the same learning outcomes as a traditional 3-credit classroom-based introductory oceanography course. There is an optional lab associated with the course (OCEA101L, 1 credit, and not taught online). The course may be taken either with or without the lab.

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