Interdisciplinary introduction to the study of the world's oceans. Students become acquainted with basic scientific and oceanographic concepts through a hands-on exploration of the marine environments of Southwest Florida. Topics may include the role of the oceans in determining weather and climate; environmental stress and marine mammals; building on moving beaches; and estuaries nurseries of the sea. Lecture, laboratory and field experiences are fully integrated in this general education course designed primarily for students with a concentration other than in the natural sciences.
Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017