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Oceanography Field Course Combines Classroom and Coast

FARMERS BRANCH/DALLAS • Study oceanography in the field throughout the Texas Gulf Coast region through this special oceanography field study course at Brookhaven College. With seven class meetings and a seven-day field trip to the coast June 18-25, Introduction to Oceanography offers hands-on exploration of the topics covered in class.

Students will study beaches in Galveston and at North Padre Island, learn about dredging on a boat tour of Port Aransas Harbor and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Sea World with a special tour. Waves, tides, pollution and water temperature are just some of the areas students will be able to investigate hands-on during the Gulf Coast tour. A unique learning experience for those looking for a summer science course, the course meets for five sessions in the classroom before the trip, and for two classes after for review.

Taught by Durward Mommsen, former Navy oceanographer and Naval Academy instructor, the course is a full four-hour lab science course that meets for seven on-campus class sessions as well as the extended field study tour. The cost for the class is $750 plus standard tuition. A deposit of $375 is required, with the balance of the fee due by May 30. The cost includes transportation, lodging and meals as well as entrance and tour costs.

For additional information on the course or to register, contact the Brookhaven College Mathematics and Science Division at 972-860-4750.

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