The Sea, Introductory Course
7.5 credits cr.
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Oceans cover more than 70% of our planet’s surface, yet they are scarcely known.
The course offers an introduction to different circulation patterns, sediment types, environments and organisms in the World oceans and seas. Included is a field trip with Stockholm University's Research Vessel (RV) Electra to demonstrate geophysical mapping as well geologic (sediment) and oceanographic (water) sampling. Since this field trip will take place in the Baltic Sea, a deeper insight into the oceanographic, sedimentological and ecological conditions in the Baltic Sea will be provided during the course.
Field trip with Research Vessel Electra
Fall term 20 | The course is planned to be carried out through lectures given on campus, which at the same time are filmed so that they can be viewed over internet off campus. Some lectures may be given entirely through the web. Exercises that depend on infrastructure, such as labs on campus, as well as the field moment with the Research Vessel Electra are planned to be carried out with smaller groups to allow for physical distancing.
Is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:
A = Excellent
B = Very good
C = Good
D = Satisfactory
E = Sufficient
Fx = Insufficient
F = Entirely insufficient
The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Authors: Trujillo & Thurman, 2013
Essentials of Oceanography
Pearson New International Edition, 11th Edition
ISBN-10 1-292-04978-2, ISBN-13 978-1-292-04978-6, e-book
ISBN-10 1-292-04100-5, ISBN-13 978-1-292-04100-1, print
Warning: Make sure to buy the international edition. The US/Canadian version will cost twice as much for the same information!
Earlier versions of the book can also be used.
Course policies HT18 (71 Kb)
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