Introductory Marine Science - MSCI2001

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Excluded: MSCI0501

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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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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