Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Feb 25, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SEA 3800 - Advanced Oceanographic Field Methods

Fall, spring, summer (not offered every year). 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: minimum of 3 lab science courses or permission of the instructor. Corequisites required. SEA 4990  is a co-requisite course that teaches students “how to deal with the data once it has been collected.” Refer to SEA Semester program descriptions at Offered in Woods Hole, MA and at sea.

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Tools and techniques of the oceanographer. Participate in shipboard laboratory operations to gain experience with deployment of modern oceanographic equipment and collection of scientific data at sea. Emphasis on sampling plan design, advanced laboratory sample processing methods, and robust data analysis.

Outcome 1: Students will understand the purpose, capability and biases of a wide variety of oceanographic sampling instrumentation.

Outcome 2: Students will be full and responsible participants in shipboard laboratory operations.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to deploy and recover oceanographic equipment and properly collect and process samples.

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