Description: This course offers multidisciplinary approach to begin answering the question "Why are oceans important to us?" Upon a physical, chemical, and geologic base, we introduce the alien world of sea life, the importance of the ocean to the global carbon cycle, and the principles of ecology with a focus on the important concept of energy flow through food webs. Lectures expand beyond science to include current topics as diverse as music, movies, mythology, biomechanics, policy, and trade.
Credit Restriction: Students will receive no credit for Earth and Planetary Science C82/Integrative Biology C82 after completing Integrative Biology 82 or Earth and Planetary Science N82.
Expected Enrollment: 300