Oceanography > Home


Course Description

A study of the oceans as part of Earth Systems Science that focuses on the physical sciences -- marine physics, chemistry, and geology. Selected aspects of marine biology are included, especially related to the coastal oceans -- Chesapeake Bay and Ocean City, MD. Topics include ocean waves, currents, tides, beach erosion, marine pollution and the role of technology in data acquisition. Computer-related activities are provided. (3 credits)

General Information

I provide a “generic” syllabus (above link) outlining general course content and course requirements for this course by 11.08.02. Prospective students may find this general document of interest.

For specific course information, i.e., syllabus, exam dates, handouts, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and project due dates, please login at the College's "Blackboard" web site (note link above and to the right). Some course materials will be available directly from the "Syllabus" page by the beginning of the second week of classes. See the "Items" link.

Provided the College has added your name from its database, you may login and use relevant course materials available by the end of the first week of classes.

For online students, "Blackboard" access is essential. The site is our dominant "community" center.

For on-campus students, "Blackboard" is a source of duplicate copies of materials you misplaced, lost, or missed receiving in class. Also, you may find timely references concerning examinations and projects. Another source of "handouts" may be found in one of the College's Open Computer Labs on the S: Drive under Gsci/Osinski/. . . access the appropriate folder for your course, e.g.. PSC 107.