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OCN 201 - Science of the Sea

Welcome to Lani Aina Kai's oceanography home page. Here you can find your class syllabus, lecture notes, assignments and their due dates, exam topics and exam dates, FAQ, and links to interesting oceanography Web sites.

* Due Soon * The first reading discussion, Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor, is posted on the Assignments page. The assignment is preparation for the first quiz on Friday, August 29, for the MWF sections, and Tuesday, September 2, for the TR sections. To learn more about the reading discussion assignments, see your class syllabus on the Syllabi page.

* Due Soon* The first math problem of the semester, Calculate the difference between the two average crustal elevation, will be completed in class on Friday, August 29, for the MWF sections, and Tuesday, September 2, for the TR sections. To see an example of the math problem, see the Math Problems page or Exam Topics page.

* Text * Students can purchase the online version of the course text, Essentials of Oceanography, Eleventh Edition, by Trujillo and Thurman, at the My Pearson Store.

* Optional * The first media topic, an optional assignment, is due Monday, September 8, for the MWF sections, and Tuesday, September 9, for the TR sections. To read about this optional assignment, see your syllabus on the Syllabi page and Media Topics Information page, which shows an example.

* Notes * The initial set of notes for the first exam, Plate Tectonics, is posted on the Notes page. The notes will be complete approximately one week prior to the exam.

* Exam Topics* The initial set of exam topics for the first exam, First Exam Topics, is posted on the Exam Topics page. The exam topics will be complete approximately one week prior to the exam.

Want to improve your learning skills? Check out the links on the Learning Skills page.

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