GEOL 234 - The Oceans: Past, Present, and Future
Origin and history of the oceans, including evolution of ocean basins and sea water; causes and effects of oceanic circulation; interaction of oceans and climate; the oceans as a habitat for life; and challenges of protecting oceanic environments. Problems in exploiting the oceans for mineral wealth and food. Effects of global warming and rising sea level. Meets The University Core Curriculum C3: Science category. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 112 or GEOL 161 , or GEOL 151 and working knowledge of basic chemistry and biology. Lecture-Lab (ex: 3-1 means 3 hrs lecture and 1 hr lab): (3-0) Meets IN Statewide Core. Term(s) Offered (F=Fall, Sp=Spring, Su=Summer): F.
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