Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
The following courses are not part of a specified department's curriculum. These courses are highly interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on faculty expertise from throughout SOEST and the Mânoa campus. They are not based in any of the departments but are administered and coordinated by the associate dean's office.
OEST 735 is a key element of the graduate ocean policy certificate program
OEST 101 Natural Hazards (3) Science of natural hazards: impact on human civilization of events in the lithosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere (e.g., earthquakes, hurricanes, red tides, and floods), and impact of humans on their exposure to and mitigation of the hazards. NS2
OEST 100 Marine Option Program Seminar (1) Statewide overview of ocean issues and the organizations involved with marine activities, management, education, research and business. Exploration of opportunities for internships, research projects, study and careers. Proposal writing, project implementation, and report preparation guidelines. Portions of HITS with participation of students and faculty from throughout UH system. Orientation to the Marine Option Program.
OEST 261 People, Ocean, and the Environment (3) People's impact on quality of coastal and ocean environments, especially Hawaiian; scientific, legal, socioeconomic aspects. Ocean pollution; ocean technology. Pre: OCN 201 or ZOOL 200.
OEST 300 Ocean Internships and Research (V) With faculty guidance, students design and carry out marine-related internships, practica, research projects, or field experience on or off campus. Repeatable once. Pre: a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, junior or senior standing in any field of study, and OEST 100 or consent.
OEST 310 Global Environmental Change (3) Global environmental change problems, such as carbon dioxide and the greenhouse effect, acid rain, chlorofluorocarbons and the ozone layer, global deforestation and effect on climate, etc. Pre: one environmentally oriented science course. (Cross-listed as OCN 310 and MET 310)
OEST 310L Global Environmental Change Laboratory (2) (2-hr Lab) Laboratory course to supplement OEST 310. Quantitative aspects of global environmental change will be addressed through problem solving and computer modeling. A-F only. Pre: MATH 241, MATH 206, PHYS 170, PHYS 170L, CHEM 161, and CHEM 161L; or consent. Co-requisite: 310. (Cross-listed as MET 310L and OCN 310L)
OEST 480 Sea Systems I (3) (1 Lec, 2 Discussion) The development of society is traced as it has occurred about water systems: lakes, rivers, seas, and oceans, from earliest beginnings until the 19th century. Cross-disciplinary perspectives integrate art, natural sciences, social sciences, literature, engineering, and technology. Lectures, discussions, and the Socratic method are employed. Pre: upper division standing or consent.
OEST 481 Sea Systems II (3) (1 Lec, 2 Discussion) The development of society about water systems is examined for the current century, and projections are made for the next. Cross-disciplinary perspectives integrate art, natural sciences, literature, engineering and technology, and history. Pre: upper division standing or consent.
OEST 489 World Maritime History (3) A survey of world maritime history from earliest times to the present, with emphasis on the evolution of nautical technology, motives for maritime enterprises, and the impact of cross-cultural encounters between oceanic peoples. Pre: HIST 151 and HIST 152 (or concurrent), or consent. (Cross-listed as HIST 489)
OEST 668 Maritime Archaeology Techniques (6) (5 7-hr Lab) Laboratory and field training in the principles and practice of methods of maritime archaeology-coastal habitations, shipwrecks, waterlogged artifacts; survey, mapping, excavation, conservation. Summer only, full-time. Repeatable. Pre: ANTH 210 or consent. (Cross-listed as ANTH 668)
OEST 680 The Sea and Society to 1900 (3) Evolution of societies as affected by marine technology, culture, law, policy, and the geophysical relationship between land and water masses. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
OEST 681 Sea and Society: 20th-21st Century (3) In-depth examination of society's modern evolution and projected development into the next century, focusing on the marine aspects of technology, science, law, military, commerce, population distribution, and environmental management. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
OEST 699 Directed Reading/Research (V) Selected interdisciplinary ocean/earth-related topics involving science, technology, engineering, and/or policy. Pre: consent.
OEST 735 Ocean Policy Seminar (2) Interdisciplinary approach to problems relating to humans and their interactions with the world's oceans and coasts. Theme changes each semester. Repeatable.
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