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When the various topics will be covered in the class
TOPICS
How the class is divided into broader themes
Preamble and Introductory 
Themes
Part I: Geologic/ Geographic Framework, Ocean Constituents/ Structure
Part II:
Ocean/ Atmosphere Interactions, Dynamic Processes in the Ocean
Part III:
Fringes of the Ocean, Life in the Oceans, Environmental Issues

 
G131 SCHEDULE

Contents

  • Planned sequence of lecture topics.
  • Timing of discussions sessions for web-based exercises.
  • Proposed timing for presentation of individual class topics, review sessions, on-line quizzes and written examinations.
  • Links to in-class questions and learning prompts for individual topics.

Comments on Topics and Timetable
  • All timings for lecture topics are subject to change, dependent on progress.
  • The successive sequence of topics and the dates of the exams are fixed.
  • Written Exams will only test topics that have been covered in class.
  • On-line Quizzes will assess topics from lectures and on-line exercises.
  • Reflective Questions focus on  on-line exercises.
  • Please notify me asap of any complications with exam schedules. I shall endeavor to make alternate arrangements or make-up tests for bona fide absences or conflicts if possible. Also note:
    • On-line quizzes can be completed anytime between Thursday afternoon and early Tuesday morning. Both quizzes have a time limit of 30 minutes.
    • The third on-line quiz should be completed before Nov. 29.

Timetable for Class Sessions, Exams and Exercises:
 
Wk Dates Topic (Links to in-class Questions)
Chapter

Preamble and Introductory Themes
1 Jan. 9
Introduction and Class Description
1
Jan. 9
First Discussion Sessions: Introduction to Oncourse
Part I: Geologic/Geographic Framework, Ocean Constituents/Structure
1 Jan. 11
Knowing the Ocean World
1
2
Jan. 16
Origins 2
2 Jan. 16
Introduction to Exercises: Oceanographic Concepts
2
Jan. 18
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics 3
3
Jan. 23
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
3
3
Jan. 23
Exercise Set I: Earthquakes & Plate Tectonics: Groups
3
Jan. 25
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics 3
4
Jan. 30
First Reflective Questions (due Feb. 6)
4 Jan. 30
Continental Margins and Ocean Basins
4
4
Jan. 30
Exercise Set I: Earthquakes & Plate Tectonics: Final
4
Feb. 1
Sediments 5
4
Feb. 1
Review Session 1-4
5
Feb. 6
First Written Mini-Examination 1-4
5
Feb. 6
Exercise Set II: Spreading Rates: Groups
5
Feb. 8
Sediments 5
6
Feb. 13
Water and Ocean Structure 1-5
6 Feb. 13
Exercise Set II: Spreading Rates: Final
6
Feb. 15
Seawater Chemistry 6
6
Feb. 15
First On-Line Quiz (due Feb. 20)





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