The purpose of the unit is to provide students with an introduction to the ocean, its environments and how they function, including:
1.Geological aspects of ocean basins, the seafloor and marine sediments
2. Physical processes, including ocean circulation and mixing
3. Chemical processes such as elemental cycles
4. Biological processes including ocean productivity and pelagic ecosystems
5. Ocean ecosystems and their susceptibility to change, and
6. The role of the ocean in climate and global climate change.
|Unit name||Introduction to Oceanography|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Coordinator||Professor Zanna Chase|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Explain key concepts in geological and physical oceanography
- Explain key concepts in chemical and biological oceanography
- Outline how the geological, physical, biological and chemical aspects of the ocean interact, and how the ocean interacts with climate
- Apply theoretical and practical knowledge to solve problems
- Analyse, interpret, and report results based on oceanographic data
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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Prerequisites75 credit points of introductory level units
26 lectures, 9 lab or tutorial classes
|Assessment||Mid-term exam (20%)|Final exam (35%)|Laboratory (30%)|Science translation (15%)|
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