ESC 130 Oceanography ONLINE (updated for Fall 2020)

Introduction to Oceanography

From the catalog: This course provides a survey of the geological, physical, chemical and biological principles and processes of oceanography, including interactions of humans with the marine environment. Includes some online work.

ESC 130 L – Online Course Format

CRN:  13294

This is a fully online course. The course is asynchronous with students completing regularly scheduled tasks each week at their own pace. Regular participation through discussions are required. 

Textbook recommendations:

Investigation Oceanography, Sverdrup and Kudela, McGraw-Hill (2nd or 3rd editions)

Introduction to the Oceans, Segar, 4th ed.  (Available online)

Succeeding in Oceanography

Promoting Student Success


Here’s a checklist for the beginning of the semester. Make sure things start off smoothly.

Pre-course surveys

Completing the pre-course surveys will help me help you. If I know who my students are and their general background, it is easier to find way to help students succeed.

General Education and Lifestyle Survey

Mindset Survey


Here’s what students have said about ESC 130 from previous semesters. Take it all with a grain of salt but find something that you can incorporate to help you achieve your goals.