Fundamental principles of ocean science; the geography and geology of ocean basin; chemistry of sea water; physical dynamics of currents, waves, and tides; coastal processes; and the biology of diverse ecosystems. Lab work required. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087 or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088. Formerly OCE 101, Intro to Oceanography.