EAS 1560

EAS 1560

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This class relies more on intuitive reasoning rather than complicated mathematical formulas to convey basic concepts about how the ocean works. For this reason, the class is very accessible to non-science majors. The class covers standard material about how the ocean works, but also includes current environmental threats facing the ocean such as global warming, ocean acidification, overfishing and coastal pollution. Students will gain a depth of knowledge about the ocean and global warming to enable them to speak and write confidently about contemporary public issues regarding the health of the ocean, global warming and a sustainable future. This course satisfies the Physical and Biological Sciences (PBS) requirement for students in most colleges and the Introductory Life Sciences/Biological Sciences requirement for students in CALS. For students in A&S and CALS, this course counts as "in-college" credit.

When Offered Fall.

Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: BIOEE 1540, BIOEE 1560, EAS 1540, EAS 1560.

Distribution Category (BIONLS-AG, PBS-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BIOEE 1540BIOEE 1560EAS 1540

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11193 EAS 1560   LEC 001

  • 11194 EAS 1560   LAB 401

  • 11195 EAS 1560   LAB 402

  • 11786 EAS 1560   LAB 403

  • 11787 EAS 1560   LAB 404

  • 12302 EAS 1560   LAB 405

  • 12303 EAS 1560   LAB 406