Earth Science II: Oceanography

Course ID

Subject Area


Oceanography is a survey course that introduces students to the four broad disciplines of marine science: chemical, physical, geological, and biological oceanography.Building on knowledge gained in Earth Science I, students will investigate tectonic processes and their role in shaping the ocean basins.Students will investigate the physical and chemical properties of the oceans and their interplay with the atmosphere, as well as their impact on coastal features and marine life.Emphasis will be placed on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.


Alternative Course(s):

Credit Information

  • 1 Science Credit(s)