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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 twelfth media topic, an optional assignment, is due Monday, November 24, for the MWF sections, and Tuesday, November 25, 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.

* Due Soon * The twelfth reading discussion, Animals of the Pelagic Environment, which is due Wednesday, November 26, for the MWF sections, and Tuesday, November 25, for the TR sections, is posted on the Assignments page. To learn more about the readings discussion assignments, see your class syllabus on the Syllabi page.

* Due Soon * The twelfth math problem of the semester, Calculate the biomass in a trophic level,will be completed in class on Wednesday, November 26, for the MWF sections, and Tuesday, November 25, for the TR sections. To see an example of the math problem, see the Math Problems page or Exam Topics page.

* Lecture Report * The third and last optional lecture report assignment can be written after watching An Inconvenient Truth. For more information on this optional assignment, see the Climatecrisis.net and the Lecture Report page. The lecture report is due Wednesday, December 10, for the MWF sections, and Thursday, December 11, TR section.

* Lecture Report * The third and last optional lecture report assignmentcan be written after watching five 10-minute segments on PBS's Nova. For more information on this optional assignment, see the Nova Planet Earth Report page. The lecture report is due Wednesday, December 10, for the MWF sections, and Thursday, December 11, TR section.

* Lecture Report * The third and last optional lecture report assignmentcan be written after watching Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial. For more information on this optional assignment, see the Judgment Day Report page. The lecture report is due Wednesday, December 10, for the MWF sections, and Thursday, December 11, TR section.

* Exam * The final exam schedule is posted below. The exam will cover five weeks of lecture notes. To review the exam questions, see the Exam Topics page. All exams are taken in the lecture classroom, MS 102.

Class Day Class Time Final Day Final Time
MWF 10:00 - 10:50 Monday, December 15 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MWF 11:00 - 11:50 Wednesday, December 17 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MWF 1:00 - 1:50 Wednesday, December 17 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
TR 12:00 - 1:15 Thursday, December 18 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

* Notes * The initial set of notes for the final exam, Air-Sea Interaction and Currents, 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 final exam, Final Exam Topics, is posted on the Exam Topics page. The exam topics and questions will be complete approximately one week prior to the exam.

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