Roman P. de Jesus


ESC 130 Oceanography

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 Course Sections

12770       MW            11:10am – 12:35pm       Rm 412  

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14254       TTh            8:35 – 10:00am                Rm 412

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11915       MW            3:00 – 4:25pm          Rm 410  

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11259       W                6:50 – 10:00pm               Rm 410  

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Consult the syllabus for general information regarding scores, assignments, exams, and policies.  You will be notified if any changes to the syllabus are made.


Consult the calendar for exam dates, assignment deadlines, and other important dates.


Consult the schedule for a detailed list of topics, readings, assignments, links to handouts, and quizzes will appear on here.  For a general list of important dates, consult the calendar.


Students’ scores will be updated once per week.  The minimum cutoff scores for final letter grades are approximate and may change at the end of the semester.  The final minimum cutoff scores WILL NOT BE HIGHER than than those posted on this site.  Consult the Syllabus for point categories and values.

Check In

The Check In button serves two purposes:

  1. Students must self-report attendance throughout the semester within 24 hours of each class meeting. Even if you were not able to attend class, you must check in.
  2. A brief statement or question from each class period should be posted for each check in.  If you ranked your understanding a 3 or 4, provide a 1-2 sentence summary or an important finding from class.  If you ranked your understanding a 1 or 2, compose a question on specific topic or concept that challenged you the most.

Check In’s are scored as follows:

  • 4 points – Complete check-in
  • 2 points – Incomplete check-in
  • 1 point – Check-in for a missed class
  • 0 points – No check-in (even if you attended class)




The Reminder button will provide a link to enter your cell phone number to receive reminders about assignments and other important announcements.  This is optional but highly recommended, particularly if you do not check your email on a regular (twice daily)basis.

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.