Sep 25, 2023  
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CHM 126 - Marine Chemistry: An Introduction to Chemical Oceanography

Would you like to learn more about the Earth’s Oceans?  They cover 71% of Earth but are often neglected because we are land-based creatures.  The Earth’s oceans are not simply water, but a mixture of various compounds.  The student will learn the basic principles of chemical oceanography.  The course topics presented will allow an understanding of the coupled atmospheric/ocean system and also demonstrate the current and future effects of human activities on the coastal and oceanic environments.  The chemical properties of the ocean are important to understand because the marine environment supports the greatest abundance of life on earth.

Credits: 4
3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the use of the scientific method to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
  2. Understand the application of scientific data, concepts, and models in chemistry.