Course Components

Textbook - Ocean Studies: Introduction to Oceanography 

The full-color, hardcover, 15 chapter Ocean Studies: Introduction to Oceanography Fourth Edition (© 2018) features up-to-date comprehensive descriptions of oceanographic phenomena and research topics from an Earth System perspective. Each chapter ends with ten Questions for Review and ten Critical Thinking Questions as well as essays For Further Exploration and Web Resources.

The Ocean Studies textbook may be used as part the AMS Ocean Studies course package, which includes the Investigations Manual and RealTime Ocean Portal, or independently.

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Ocean Studies Investigations Manual

Investigations lead the student through analysis and interpretation of real-world oceanographic data. If partnered with the textbook, two investigations coordinate with the topic of each chapter. Answer forms and keys can be loaded to your learning management system prior to the term.

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RealTime Ocean Portal

The student website hosts the weekly Current Ocean Studies activities that compliment the topics in the manual. The Weekly Ocean News and current ocean data are delivered weekly during the fall and spring semesters and then archived.

Student access to the RealTime Ocean Portal is included with the Ocean Studies Investigations Manual.

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Ocean Faculty Resource Material and Website

Delivered via the faculty website, the Faculty Resource Material includes answer forms and answer keys that is available both in Word and PDF, or Respondus files compatible with course management systems. PowerPoint presentations and the textbook figures are also posted on the faculty website.

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