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Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (OEST)

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 Manoa 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 099 International Exchange Study/Research (V) Study overseas in an approved international exchange or similar program. Repeatable three times. CR/NC only. Pre: consent of academic adviser.

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. DP

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) DP

OEST 310L Global Environmental Change Laboratory (2) (3-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 242 or MATH 242A, PHYS 170, PHYS 170L, CHEM 161, and CHEM 161L; or consent. Co-requisite: 310 or consent. Fall only. (Cross-listed as MET 310L and OCN 310L) DY

OEST 350 Ethics in Scientific Research (1) Introduction to issues of ethics in scientific research and scientific misconduct. GG, GES or MET majors only. Spring only.

OEST 395 Undergraduate Internship (V) Experiential approach to earth science; students serve as interns to field professionals; responsibilities include supervised field work. Open to undergraduate SOEST majors. Repeatable one time. CR/NC only. Pre: junior/senior 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.

OEST 740 Marine Biofilms: Ecology and Impact (3) Intensive description of biofilms, their growth and their impact upon engineered processes in the marine environment. Basic principles of bioadhesion, corrosion, attachment and metamorphosis of larvae (i.e. biofouling), antifouling techniques and modeling of biofilms reactors will be presented. Focus on how biofilms impact research thesis topics will also be emphasized. A-F only. Pre: good standing in any science or engineering graduate program or consent. Fall only.