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Oceanography introduces the major physical and biological features of Earth's oceans and explores their interrelationships. The course examines the geologic processes that shape the ocean basins, the forces that move seawater and influence the planet's climate and coastlines, and the changing physical conditions and selective pressures—including those driven by human activities—that influence the nature and distribution of marine life.

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Oceanography (GEOL 1140) is currently being offered in a lecture format and uses resources posted on this website (syllabus, course resources and gradebook) and on a companion Etudes site (writing assignment articles, announcements and private messaging). More information about Etudes login is available on the Etudes Student Help page.