Oceanography Courses

Oceanography courses are listed under Marine Science in the Saddleback Class Schedule.

MS 4 - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COASTAL ECOLOGY

4 Units; 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab
Transfers: CSU, UC
Emphasizes subtidal, tidal, coastal and estuarian environments and man's impact on the ecosystem. Field trips may be required to fulfill the objectives of this course. NR

MS 20 - INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY

4 Units; 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab
Transfers: CSU, UC
Study of the physical and chemical properties of oceans, with a brief study of the geological and biological operations of the oceanographer. The current thinking of the oceans as economic and natural resources will be stressed including the current techniques for measurement of the physical and chemical properties of the salt-water environment. The laboratory will focus on the basic instrumentation of the oceanographer, beginning with the simplest form. NR

MS 205 - MSFS: ANCIENT MARINE WONDERS OF ANZA-BORREGO STATE PARK

1 Unit; 0.5 hours lecture; 1.5 hours lab
Explore the ancient marine geological wonders of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Learn about the natural history of this area. Thematic emphasis may vary. Students enrolled in marine science and geology are encouraged to attend. NR

MS 206 - MSFS: CALIFORNIA COAST FROM MALIBU TO SANTA BARBARA

1 Unit; 0.5 hours lecture; 1.5 hours lab
Explore the natural history of the California coastline from Malibu to Santa Barbara. Study the marine life, beach processes, and coastal mountains that shape this beautiful area. Thematic emphasis may vary. Students in marine science and geology are encouraged to enroll. NR