Geography C82: Oceans

Geography C82
CCN: 36307
(3 units)
James Bishop
Location: 1 Pimentel
Times: MWF 10-11

This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to begin answering the question “Why are oceans important to us?” Upon a physical, chemical and geologic base, we introduce the alien world of sea life, the importance of the ocean to the global carbon cycle, and the principles of ecology with a focus on the important concept of energy flow through food webs. Lectures expand beyond science to include current topics as diverse as music, movies, mythology, bio-mechanics, policy and trade.