Oceanography Minor; Earth & Planetary Sciences

(College of Letters & Science)

Michael E. Oskin, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

David A. Osleger, Ph.D., Vice-Chairperson, Undergraduate Program

Sujoy Mukhopadhyay, Pd.D., Vice-Chairperson, Graduate Program

Department Office. 2119 Earth & Physical Sciences Building; 530-752-0350; http://geology.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://geology.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

Oceanography is the study of the earth's oceans, investigating connections between geological, biological, chemical and physical processes in the marine realm, and the interactions between the Earth's ocean/atmosphere system. The interdisciplinary minor in oceanography is for students with backgrounds in any of these fields, as well as those interested in marine policy and conservation. The curriculum reflects the integrative nature of oceanography, with core courses covering the major disciplines in oceanography and elective courses that allow students to cater the minor to their interests. The oceanography minor includes courses taught at the Davis campus and courses offered at Bodega Marine Laboratory.

The minor is sponsored by the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences.

Minor Advisor. T.M. Hill (Earth & Planetary Sciences).

Oceanography
Units: 22-24
Choose one:
4
GEL 150A
Physical and Chemical Oceanography (Active)
4
ESP 150A
Physical and Chemical Oceanography (Active)
4
Choose one:
3
GEL 150B
Geological Oceanography (Active)
3
ESP 150B
Geological Oceanography (Active)
3
Choose one:
4
GEL 150C
Biological Oceanography (Active)*
4
ESP 150C
Biological Oceanography (Active)*
4
ESP 152
Coastal Oceanography (Active)*
3
Choose at least eight units from the electives sequence; one course from group (a) and one-two courses from either groups (a) or (b):
8-10
(a)
 
GEL 116N
Oceanography (Active)
3
ESP 116N
Oceanography (Active)
3
ATM 158
Boundary-Layer Meteorology (Active)
4
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
WFC 157
Coastal Ecosystems (Active)
4
ETX 120
Perspectives in Aquatic Toxicology (Active)
4
EVE 112
Biology of Invertebrates (Active)
3
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
(b)
 
ATM 121A
Atmospheric Dynamics (Active)
4
ATM 121B
Atmospheric Dynamics (Active)
4
GEL 108
Earth History: Paleoclimates (Active)
3
GEL 109
Earth History: Sediments and Strata (Active)
3
GEL 152
Paleobiology of Protista (Active)
4
ESP 124
Marine and Coastal Field Ecology (Active)*
3
ETX 127
Environmental Stress and Development in Marine Organisms (Active)*
10
EVE 106
Mechanical Design in Organisms (Active)*
3
EVE 114
Experimental Invertebrate Biology (Active)*
3
*Taught at Bodega Marine Laboratory.
Total: 22-24