Search | Directories | Reference Tools
UW Home > Discover UW > Student Guide > Course Catalog 

Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Kit Yu Karen Chan
OCEAN 240
Seattle Campus

Contemporary Issues in Oceanography

Selected topics of contemporary interest in oceanography such as hydrothermal vents, planetary volcanism, biogeochemical cycling, the ecology of Puget Sound, and the ocean's role in climate.

Class description

This new activity based seminar is designed to complement OCEAN220, a required class for oceanography majors, providing them support while learning field methods. You will learn by doing – through in class activities homework assignments, and a final project. You will learn how to interpret primary literature, formulate testable hypothesis and communicate your scientific findings in oral and written presentations.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kit Yu Karen Chan
Date: 03/10/2011