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Oceanography Department

Courses for only non-Majors

Course:

SO221

Title: INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
Instructor:
CDR Bleidorn, bleidorn@usna.edu
CAPT Petruncio, petrunci@usna.edu 
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A descriptive course designed to provide an overview of significant oceanographic factors and their impact on engineering applications. 
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: Non-SOC majors only.

Course:

SO286A

Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF METEOROLOGY WITH FLEET APPLICATIONS
Instructor:
CDR Cooper, mjcooper@usna.edu
Credits: 3-0-3
Description:  In addition to introducing students to basic meteorology, the course will address fleet applications such as ship and aircraft routing and will examine meteorological impacts on operations through the review of actual Navy mishap reports.  
Offered: Fall and Spring
Requisites: Prereq: Non-SOC majors only.

Non-Major Courses and Free Electives

Course:

SO262

Title: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
Instructors: LCDR Tellado, tellado@usna.edu
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The physical environment influences natural resources, human culture, national security, and military operations. This course examines the basic scientific principles of physical geography and how location on earth influences climate, landforms, soils, and natural vegetation.  We will study the processes at work, the features created and their spatial distributions.  We will use satellite imagery and geographical information systems to look at case studies around the world and examine the wide range of natural environments.
Offered: Fall and Spring
Requisites: None. This is intended as a Math-Science elective for General Science, General Engineering, or Ocean Engineering majors, or a free elective for Oceanography majors.

Course:

SO286B

Title: POLAR SCIENCE
Instructors: LCDR Ingersoll, ingersol@usna.edu
Credits: 3-0-3
Description:
The course will address the oceanography and meteorology of polar regions
Offered: Fall and Spring
Requisites: Pre- or co-requisite of one of our introductory oceanography courses (SO271, SO287, or SO221) or EN286.  This is intended as a Math-Science elective for General Science, General Engineering, or Ocean Engineering majors, or a free elective for Oceanography majors.
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