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Oceanography BI222F

 

Oceanography BI222F

ECTS Credits 10
Level Undergraduate
Course type Elective: BSc in Biology
Start semester Autumn 2019
Year of study 1st study year
Course location Bodø
Faculty Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Teaching language English
Application deadline  

Course description

The course covers the following main topics: Ocean morphology. Freshwater and seawater physical and chemical properties. Properties of the history and basic principles for the explanation of atmospheric conditions, climate, wind-driven and thermohaline ocean currents, waves, tides and the spread of contaminants. Descriptive oceanography with emphasis on the North Atlantic, Polar areas and Norwegian coastal and fjord areas. Oceanographic determinants for sea life.

Costs

No costs except semester registration fee and syllabus literature.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course:

Knowledge

The student should have knowledge and understanding of

  • lakes and oceans as an environment for living organisms
  • physical processes in lakes and oceans

Skills

The student should be able to:

  • define and use key concepts in basic physical oceanography
  • to account for modern methods of data collection
  • apply basic physical knowledge to explain key issues related to freshwater and seawater as an environment for living organisms

 

General competence

The student should:

  • be able to adopt a critical stance towards 'taken for granted' or common-sense understandings of oceans as physical environments
  • be able to analyze textual material from a wide range of sources on this subject
  • be able to pursue further studies in science with a view to a desired career in the future
  • transfer and use relevant skills in a future workplace context

Prerequisities

Available to students registered in bachelor's degree programmes in natural sciences.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face.

Teaching activities and methods

Lectures and seminars 60 hours (4-6 hours weekly for 13 weeks). Fieldwork: 1 day.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto

Course evaluation

The study programme is evaluated annually by students by way of course evaluation studies (mid-term evaluation and final evaluation). These evaluations are included in the university's quality assurance system.

Assessment and examinations

Written examination, 5 hours, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F

Overlapping courses

FI103F Oceanography - 5 study points.

Included in these studies

 

 

Semesterpackage Aquaculture and Marine Bioscienceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/aquaculSemesterpackage Aquaculture and Marine BiosciencesHalf-year programme and shorter
Aquaculture and Marine Bioscienceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/aqmabioAquaculture and Marine BiosciencesHalf-year programme and shorter
Bachelor of Science in Biologyhttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/babiiBachelor of Science in BiologyBachelor's degree programme
Bachelor of Science in Biologyhttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/2015h/Pages/BABII.aspxBachelor of Science in BiologyBachelor's degree programme
International Studentshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/2015h/Pages/INTER.aspxInternational StudentsHalf-year programme and shorter
Aquaculture and Marine Bioscienceshttps://www.nord.no/en/Student/study-plans/2018h/Pages/AQMABIO.aspxAquaculture and Marine BiosciencesHalf-year programme and shorter