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Geosciences (GEOSC)

GEOSC 410 Marine Biogeochemistry (3) Exploration of the ways in which life influences and is influenced by chemical, physical, and geological processes in the ocean.

GEOSC 410 GEOSC 410 Marine Biogeochemistry (3)

This course covers the basics of the chemistry of the ocean, its circulation, the types of organisms that live in the ocean, and the ways in which organisms influence and are influenced by their physicochemical environment. The format includes lectures, hands-on laboratory exercises, and a field trip to an aquatic environment during which students undertake group research projects. The course is offered in alternate years, in the spring. It satisfies one of the course requirements of the Marine Science minor for undergraduates, and the Data Gathering requirement of students in the Geosciences graduate program. Grades are based on class participation, midterm and final examinations, and an oral and/or written report of the research project.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 112;EARTH 002 orGEOSC 001, GEOSC 020, GEOSC 040

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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