115. Oceanography.

This is a broad introductory course on oceanography that explores the oceans of the world, the living organisms of the ocean, and the vast mineral wealth of the ocean floor. The course explores Oceanography through the discussion of elementary scientific concepts framed within the context of some different areas within the sciences of Geology, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Topics include the origin of oceans; the composition and history of seawater; oceanic currents, tides, waves and beaches; the sea floor; plant and animal life in the sea; oceanic resources and food; and marine pollution.