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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.

* Quiz * The first readings discussion, Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor, which is due Tuesday, September 1, 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.

* Math * The first math problem of the semester, Calculate the difference between the two average crustal elevations, will be completed in class on Monday, August 31, for the MWF classes and Tuesday, September 1, for the TR classes. To see an example of the math problem, see the Math Problems page or Exam Topics page.

* New * The second readings discussion, Marine Provinces, which is due Thursday, September 3, for the TR classes and Friday, September 4, 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 second math problem of the semester, Calculate a sea floor spreading rate, will be learned in class on Wednesday, September 2, for the MWF classes and Tuesday, September 1, for the TR classes. To see an example of the math problem, see the Math Problems page or Exam Topics page.

* Media Topic * The first media topic, an optional assignment, is due Monday, September 7, for the MWF classes and Tuesday, September 8, 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.

* 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 quiz.

* 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.

* 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.

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