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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 1: Earth and its Waters 25-Jan  
Chapter 2: Plate Tectonics and the Origins of Ocean Basins --- Plate Boundary Exercise
Chapter 3: Seafloor Features and Marine Sediments ---  
Chapter 4: Physical Properties of Water ---  
Chapter 5: Chemistry of Seawater: Salts, Gases and Nutrients --- Residence Time Exercise
Chapter 6: Structure and Motion of the Atmosphere ---  
Chapter 7: Ocean Structure and Circulation ---  
Chapters 8: Waves: Swells to Tsunamis --- Wave/Tide Exercise
Chapter 9: Tides: "Waves" Raised by the Sun and Moon ---  
Chapter 10: Land and Sea: Coasts, Beaches and Estuaries --- Estuary Exercise
Chapter 11: Life in the Ocean ---  
Chapter 12: Plankton and Productivity ---  
Chapter 13: Nektonic Organisms ---  
Chapter 14: Benthic Organisms ---  
Chapter 15: Marine Environmental Issues ---  
Chapter 16: Climate Change and the Ocean ---  

Homework Exercises

The assignments below are available as either from this website or from the Hazard City CD on reserve in the library.

Homework Exercises Date assigned Date due
Exercise 1: Plate Boundaries --- ---
Exercise 2: Residence Time --- ---
Exercise 3: Tsunami/Storm Surge Exercise (submit in Etudes) --- ---

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 --- ---
Assignment 2: Preliminary Abstract --- ---
Assignment 3: Revised Abstract --- ---