Course Details

PHYN 120 Physical Oceanography

3 hours lecture, 3 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: This course allows students to pursue an understanding of the major features and processes of the world's oceans. Students learn about the origin and history of ocean basins, atmospheric and ocean circulation, and the dynamics of waves, tides, and coastlines. They explore the oceans as a resource for people and analyze and evaluate human impacts on marine environments.