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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.

* Read * The course syllabus should be read the first day of class. Go to the Syllabi page and select your class time to see the syllabus for your class. Questions about the syllabus and course requirements are discussed at the beginning of the second class period.

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

Suggested reading: This reading is recommended, but not required. To understand oceanography better, read the first chapter: Introduction to Planet "Earth."

* First Assignment * The first readings discussion, Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor, which is due Thursday, August 27, for the TR classes and Friday, August 28, for the MWF classes, is posted on the Assignments page. To learn more about the readings discussion assignments, see your class syllabus on the Syllabi page.

* New * The first media topic, an optional assignment, is due Wednesday, August xx, for the MWF classes and Thursday, September XX, for the TR classes. To read about this optional assignment, see your syllabus on the Syllabi page and Media Topics Information page, which shows an example.

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

* New * The initial set of exam topics for the first quiz, First Quiz 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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