This online course is an introduction to geological and physical oceanography which provides students with an understanding of the marine environment and natural and human impacts on it. Topics include ocean in Earth system, plate tectonics, marine sediments. atmosphere and ocean, currents, waves and tides. coastal ocean and shoreline processes. It also includes study of oceans and climate change, ocean's role in global warming, and ocean acidification. There are no prerequisites for this course. Fulfills natural science (without lab) distribution requirement.