EVRN 124   Oceanus: Essentials of Oceanography (3 Hours)

This course for beginning students focuses on the marine environment as a unique feature of the planet Earth and investigates areas of intense scientific and public concern: the pervasiveness of the ocean and its effect on the earth's weather, its stunning physical size and diversity of contained life forms, its contributions to the physical and historical development of man, its impact on geopolitical and economic matters, and the impact of oceanic pollutants and the potential exploitation of marine resources.