May 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
    
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

ENV 110 - Introduction to Ocean and Marine Biology

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Course Description: Oceanography: history of the ocean and oceanography, seawater, sediments, and ocean evolution; ocean currents, waves, tides; shorelines and shoreline processes; marine environment. Marine biology: plankton, on the ocean floor; marine fish and fisheries, seashore life; the intertidal zone; seashore birds; marine mammals. No science background required.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): N/A


Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  •  Draw conclusions based upon analysis of graphical and numerical data from environmental measurements.
  •  Explain atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns and how these influence local and global weather and climate patterns.
  •  Discuss the diversity of life in the oceans and how different organisms fit into marine food chains and ecosystems.
  •  Compare different groups of marine mammals with respect to adaptations, modes of living and place in food chains.


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