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Introductory Marine Science - MSCI2001

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4
Excluded: GENS0501, MSCI0501
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 5 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course introduces students to a cross-section of the theory and application of marine science and includes an opportunity to experience field research. Spanning the disciplines of geology, chemistry, physics, and biology, it provides a fundamental understanding of how oceans work. Topics covered are: the chemistry of seawater; air-sea interactions; ocean circulation; waves, tides, and coastlines; biological productivity and biological diversity.

Note/s: Compulsory field camp, duration of 4 days. Personal costs will be incurred.

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