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An introduction to the study of the oceans, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the science, including the biological, chemical, physical, and geological aspects of oceanographic studies.

Trained tutors and a variety of resources are available in the Learning Commons to assist with these topics. Student should bring their notes, course handouts and assignments with them. Online homework can also be accessed in the LC.
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 Textbook Information

Hardcopies of this textbook are available for use at the Science tables in the Learning Commons.
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OCE 1001


Essentials of Oceanography, tenth edition , by Trujillo and Thurman Login to the Companion Website for Essentials of Oceanography, 10e for online resources. Use the access code that came with your new textbook. ​




The Learning Commons offers handouts to help students understand important concepts in Oceanography.







 Videos and Activities


The Learning Commons offers videos and activities to help students understand important concepts in Oceanography.


Study Games

Links to Games​
Game Instructions
Instructions for Jeopardy games:    
Click on Slide Show from beginning
Slides will run on their own until Jeopardy game board appears
Click on $ amount under chosen category:- example: Earthquakes $300
Question will appear
Click on question slide for answer
Click on square box in lower left corner of answer slide and it will return to main board with categories and questions
Click on star for Final Jeopardy
Final Jeopardy is end of slide show.
Instructions for Who wants to be a millionaire:    
Play as PowerPoint slide show
3 questions per slide
Answers appear on next slide

Practice quizzes   


Practice quizzes ​ ​Directions for practice quizzes
Plate boundary quiz
​Soft Chalk Plate Boundary Quiz:  
Click on Hot Spot Quiz
Click on the geographic location on the map that matches the  type of plate boundary found at that location
Continental Margins Quiz
​ Soft Chalk Continental Margins Quizzes:
Click through flash cards to study about continental margins
Geological Timescale
​Soft Chalk Geological Timescale:  
Click on Labeling activity
Complete the matching activity



 Other Useful Links


These are additional resources that our staff and students have found helpful.

Contact Information

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