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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 eleventh math problem of the semester, Convert a surface current flow rate from m/s to km/yr, will be completed in class on Thursday, November 16 for the TR classes and Friday, November 17 for the MWF classes. To see an example of the math problem, see the Math Problems page.

* Due Soon * The eleventh reading assignment, Biological Productivity in the Ocean I, which is due Thursday, November 16 for the TR classes and Friday, November 17 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 twelfth media topic, an optional assignment, is due Monday, November 20 for the MWF classes and Tuesday, November 21 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.

* Tutor * The oceanography tutor, Emily, is available for tutoring sessions at the LRC.

* Field trip * The required field trip report can be written after visiting the Waikiki Aquarium. This field trip is taken individually, so be sure to staple your paid entrance receipt to the front of your report. For more information and directions, see the Waikiki Aquarium Field Trip page. The report is due the last day of class: Wednesday, December 6 for the MWF classes and Thursday, December 7 for the TR classes.

* Lecture Report * The optional lecture report assignment for the second third of the semester can be written after watching An Inconvenient Truth. For more information on this optional assignment, see the Lecture Report page. The lecture report is due the last day of class: Wednesday, December 6 for the MWF classes and Thursday, December 7 for the TR classes.

* Lecture Report * The optional lecture report assignment for the second third of the semester can 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 the last day of class: Wednesday, December 6 for the MWF classes and Thursday, December 7 for the TR classes.

* Lecture Report * The optional lecture report assignment for the second third of the semester can 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 the last day of class: Wednesday, December 6 for the MWF classes and Thursday, December 7 for the TR classes.

* Notes * The initial set of notes for the final exam, the end of 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 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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