Ocean 101 - Introduction to Oceanography - Jessica Seemayer
|Course:||Introduction to Oceanography|
My name is Jessica Seemayer I have a BS in Geology and a MS in Environmental Hydrogeology (it's just a fancy way to say ground water movement). I love to go hiking and just generally being outdoors, so naturally geology/oceanography was a great fit. I have been working as a geology and oceanography instructor since 2015. This course will be a fun introduction to the geology and processes of the ocean.
This course designed to give you a basic understanding of how oceanographic information is collected, analyzed, and interpreted, by giving you a hands-on experience in the field of oceanography.
The topics we are covering will include:
- Introductions to the oceans
- Coordinates and latitude and longitude
- Origin and structure of the earth
- Plate tectonics and marine geology
- Ocean sediments
- Chemical oceanography
- Physical oceanography
- Primary production
- Oceans and climate
- Ocean circulation
- Coastal Oceanography
What to Expect in this Course
You are expected to complete the following work each week:
- Read the weekly reading approximately 2 hours.
- Reviewing additional resources approximately 2 hours.
- Weekly quiz(quizzes) approximately 1 hour.
- Attend and complete the lab activities in person 3 hours.
- Post and reply to the discussion boards approximately1-2 hours.
- Work on your final project 1 hour.
Types of Assessments
I will have weekly quizzes and discussion boards that will be completed online, and lab activities that will be completed in person.
There will be 3 online exams and one final project.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
There is no text book you need to purchase for this class, I will have a link to the weekly readings and PDF posted on the Canvas shell for your to access your textbook.
Other Relevant Course Information
This is a hybrid course the Lecture portion will be 100% online and I will provide links to the readings and assignments to be completed online via Canvas. You will need to log in to Canvas multiple times through out the week to complete the work, you will need access to a computer with the Google Chrome browser to complete the proctored exams.
The Lab portion of the class will meet in person on campus. Please see the schedule of classes for the exact times, dates, and locations. You will need to attend class to receive credit for lab work.
You must attend the first day of class (see the times, dates, and location listed on the Schedule of Classes) I will drop any student that does not attend the first day and start adding from the waitlist. If there are any students on the waitlist for the class I highly recommend that you attend the first class, if I am able to add you I will do it immediately.
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Last updated: 01/17/2023 Sub#: 1453