What the course comprises
What occurs within the class
Details of the recommended class text
A summary of course objectives, sequence of topics and themes and
What the lectures cover
How learning in the course is assessed
Who to contact for more information
- The sequence of pages provide general information on the
course, including details of the class format, recommended
text, contents, assignments and methods of assessment.
- Class sessions and course components comprise:
- Lectures that incorporate discussion sessions focused on
web-based exercises, on-line quizzes
and exams, as follows:
Lectures each week, comprising instruction and discussion:
- TR 12:20 - 1:10 p.m. in GY126 for Spring Semester
- Explanation of oceanographic concepts and principles that
- question/answer format for discussion of components of
- learning prompts for discussions to reinforce
- Review sessions for written exams (mini exams, mid-term
- Lecture materials are posted as pdf files within
- The class resources page includes:
- in-class questions and learning prompts.
- links to publisher's on-line study guide for the text.
questions on five sets of lecture topics, based on learning prompts,
to reinforce key course objectives.
- Issued and answered using Oncourse
on the following schedule:
- Tues., Jan.30 - Tues., Feb. 6.
- Tues., Feb. 20 - Tues., Feb. 27.
- Tues., Mar. 20 - Tues., Mar. 27.
- Tues., Apr. 10 - Tues., Apr. 17.
- Tues., Apr. 24 - Tues., May 1.
- Written Exams
short answer/multiple choice
- Short exams are scheduled for Tuesday, February 6 and
- Mid-term exam is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6.
- Final Exam is scheduled for Thursday, May 3 from 7:15 -
- Three On-line Quizzes
independent from formal class sessions.
- Scheduled to be taken between:
- Thursday, Feb. 15 - Tuesday, Feb.
- Thursday, Mar. 8 - Tuesday, Mar. 20.
- Tuesday Apr. 5 - Tuesday Apr. 10.
Examination consisting of short
- Scheduled for Thursday, May 3 from 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
- One Discussion session each week focused on
- Tues (1:25 - 2:15 p.m.) in GY126 for Spring
- exploration of exercises through explanations and group
- focus on series of exercise sets utilizing internet
- Title: "Oceanography: an invitation to marine science" 5th
edition, published 2005. (There are a few changes compared to the 4th
edition, published 2002)
- Author: Tom Garrison.
- Publisher: Brooks/Cole. ISBN 0-534-37557-X.
- The publisher has a website for the
Text that provides supplementary information.
- I recommend that you purchase the text if your personal
style of learning benefits from reading a narrative and explanatory
account of course materials.