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OCEAN-101 - Introduction to Oceanography - Rezaie Boroon

Course:Introduction to Oceanography
Professor:Rezaie Boroon
  • Online
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


My name is Hassan Boroon. I have been working at COC since 2010 teaching Geology and Oceanography. This is a HYBRID course; it means the lecture part is 100% online and lab will be conducted face to face in classroom on campus Mondays from 8:00 to 11:05am. The first hour will likely be an optional lecture and office hour with the remaining two hours to be used to complete the lab assignments, answer questions, and facilitate class discussions. You'll be using Canvas and your textbook outside of these class times, you will be responsible for completing the class readings, watching videos, taking the quizzes, and writing responses to some questions. 

Course Description

Studies Earth's oceans and their origin, sea floor features, sediments, coastal processes, circulation, waves, tides, seawater properties, and marine life. Field trips may be required (TBD).

What to Expect in this Course

This class will take about 5-6 hours of work per week to complete the course successfully including on campus class session per week for completing the labs and class discussion.

Types of Assessments

Quizzes: Several reading quizzes may be given throughout the semester on-line and in class covering topics of a new chapter the required reading.
EXAMS - There will be four exams during this semester as shown on the syllabus. The exams may include both multiple choice, short answer questions, and some may require sketches. The exams will emphasize the material presented in lecture.
These activities will be including in-class-discussion; research; problem-solving; writing; small group work. Group work will be conducted during lab using Google Doc. Please be aware to use Canvas resources for these types of projects. 

Textbook Information

Essential of Oceanography by Tom Garrison any edition OK.

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 08/21/2022 Sub#: 1104