Middlebury

GEOL 0161

Earth's Oceans and Coastlines

Earth’s Oceans and Coastlines
In this course we explore our planet’s oceans and coastlines through the interdisciplinary study of marine geology, physics, biology, and chemistry. We use these fields as lenses through which we examine our reliance on the oceans for climate stability, food, economic resources, and waste dispersal, among a host of other ecosystem services. In parallel, we explore how humans are fundamentally altering coastal and marine ecosystems, posing unequally distributed, but increasingly severe threats to ocean and human health. In labs, we make use of the college’s research vessel, the R/V Folger, and learn quantitative data visualization and analysis techniques. 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab/field trips
Subject:
Geology
Department:
Geology
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
DED SCI
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Fall 2014

Fall 2014

GEOL0161A-F14 Lecture (Manley)
GEOL0161X-F14 Lab (Manley)
GEOL0161Y-F14 Lab (Manley)
GEOL0161Z-F14 Lab (Manley)