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GS108 Phys Science (Oceanography)

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Explores the chemical, biological, physical, and geological nature of the oceans. Includes a weekly lab. Prerequisite: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and (MTH 58 or MTH 65) or equivalent placement. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide.)

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22792SE Remote

From March 29 through June 12, 2021
Textbooks for CRN 22792
Instructor: Bethany Nagid
Tuition: credit Fees: $0
Notes: CRN includes both the lecture and the lab

Course details: CRN 22792

Course materials


No textbooks required

Open educational resources (OER)

The following free or inexpensive materials are used for this course:


Students enrolled in this remote class must have access to, and ability to use, at least ONE of the following: 

-Google Docs (available through PCC account)

-Microsoft Word or similar program

-Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free for Mac and PC)


If a student is uncomfortable or does not have the ability to digitally edit documents (including making drawings and graphs), you must have access to, or the ability to print or make physical copies of labs as needed. I am happy to meet with students to discuss what option might work best, however this must be initiated by the student. 

Instructor comments:

 This is a remote, asynchronous class that uses OER textbooks. What that means: 

1) There are no specific times during the week in which we meet. All lectures are available as video presentations, typically between 10 and 20 minutes long each, and typically between 5 and 7 videos per week. You may view these videos at ANY time during the week that fits your schedule, but you will still be expected to watch them and take notes.

2) The course employs a modular design, like many online classes. You will be given a set of assignments for each week, and will be expected to complete them in a week-by-week fashion. There ARE deadlines for work every week. Again, you may complete these at any time during the week that fits your schedule, but you must have the self-motivation to NOT wait for the last minute in case you have questions for me about the material. 

3) There is no textbook for purchase in this class. Textbook readings will be assigned each week from one (or more) of the OER (free) online textbooks listed above. 

Web course information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services website.