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Learning Objectives and Study Questions

The documents below include learning objectives and study questions for each week's lesson as well as any supporting documents for a given week. If you understand the facts and ideas that underlie the study questions you will be well prepared for our in-class activities and exams. Because these documents are PDF files you will need to have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) on your computer to view them.

Learning Objectives and Study Questions

Etudes Qsns

Supporting Documents

Chapter 2: Earth and its Waters 17-Jan  
Chapter 3: Plate Tectonics and the Origins of Ocean Basins 24-Jan  
Chapter 4: Seafloor Features and Marine Sediments 31-Jan  
Chapter 5: Physical Properties of Water 7-Feb  
Chapter 6: Chemistry of Seawater: Salts, Gases and Nutrients 17-Feb Residence Time Exercise
Chapter 7: Structure and Motion of the Atmosphere 3-Mar  
Chapter 8: Ocean Circulation and Density Structure 12-Mar  
Chapters 9: Ocean Surface Currents 19-Mar  
Chapter 10: Waves: Swells to Tsunamis 4-Apr Wave/Tide Exercise
Chapter 11: Tides: "Waves" Raised by the Sun and Moon 11-Apr  
Chapter 12: Land and Sea: Coasts, Beaches and Estuaries 18-Apr Estuary Exercise
Chapter 13: Marine Environmental Issues 25-Apr  
Chapter 14: Oceanic Environments for Life 30-Apr  
Chapter 15: Oceanic Productivity 5-May  
Chapter 16: Planktonic Communities: Drifters 7-May  
Chapter 17: Nektonic Communities: Free Swimmers 12-May  
Chapter 18: Benthic Communities: Bottom Dwellers 16-May  

Homework Exercises

The assignments below are available as either online exercises from Virtual Courseware or from the Hazard City CD on reserve in the library.

Homework Exercises

Date assigned

Date due

Exercise 1: Earthquake! (class code: xxxxxxx) 27-Jan-2014 31-Jan-2014
Exercise 2: Global Warming—Energy Budget Model (class code: xxxxx) 28-Feb-2014 5-Mar-2014
Exercise 3: Tsunami/Storm Surge Exercise (submit answers in Etudes) 21-Mar-2014 8-Apr-2014

Writing Assignments

Each assignment below is linked to instructions for a part of the larger writing assignment. The instruction page includes examples, grading rubrics and links to the articles themselves.

Writing Assignment

Date Assigned

Date Due

Assignment 1: Outline 16-Apr-2014 21-Apr-2014
Assignment 2: Preliminary Abstract 5-May-2014 9-May-2014
Assignment 4: Final Abstract 12-May-2014 16-May-2014