SCHOOL WIDE LEARNING RESULTS
reviewed the Oceanography course at Chaffey College.
The mission of Chaffey College is to prepare young adults to take their
places in our society. Part of that
activity is to assist them in preparing for higher education for selecting a
career. Another function is to help them understand the planet that sustains
them and how to take care of it.
Oceanography course does all of these. It
helps the students discover the principles that govern the ocean climate,
seasons, tidal flows, winds and currents. It
identifies the damage that has been done to the world’s oceans and the
measures that must be taken to prevent further damage.
course is transferable to Cal State and the University of Calif. During this
course further studies in this field are identified and discussed.
Effort is expended in finding and using web sites associated with
Oceanography. Field trips for this
course are designed to both emphasize the principles of Oceanography and to
identify possible careers in this field.
labs for this course are set up to give the students “hands on” experience
applications of Oceanography and to motivate them to increase their knowledge of
the planet as well as possible careers in this science.
These labs closely follow the general course work and are used to
reinforce and demonstrate the lessons taught.
This is “guided discovery.”
of the most important things this course offers is presentation by professionals
in the field of Oceanography. These
professionals give the students clear knowledge and understanding of the
requirements for and rewards of a career in this field.
This course clearly meets the college’s expected school wide learning
to EVOC 508/9/10)