At the starting line of their careers, they are better educated than their mothers and grandmothers had been—or than their young male counterparts are now. But when they look ahead, they see roadblocks to their success. They believe that women are paid less than men for doing the same job.
Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required. Objectives Describe the special nature of the Earth as a "water planet" and recognize its place in the universe.
Compare some of the current theories concerning the origin of the planet and the waters that cover its surface. Identify the features of the oceans' basins and relate the structures observed to theories of origin.
Discuss the co-evolution of the earth and its resident biology. Discuss basic chemical oceanography in terms of the special properties of water and dissolved salts and dissolved gases.
Describe the motions of the seas — as currents, waves and tides — in terms of causes and their influences and effects upon the land.
Recognize the adaptations of marine organisms to special properties of the ocean such as light and sound. Identify the features of special animal groups such as sharks, protozoa and marine mammals.
Realistically assess the resources of the sea in terms of minerals, energy and food. Discuss the reasons for and the means by which humankind uses and misuses marine resources.
Appraise the nature and power of man's growing interferences with the often subtle interrelationships of the chemistry, physics and biology of earth. Describe areas of intense scientific interest and public concern such as plate tectonics and earthquake predictions, the impact of ocean pollutants, climate fluctuations, cetacean intelligence, and ocean technology.
Identify the causes of marine pollution and understand the problems of containment and alleviation. Recognize that all parts of the world are interconnected by the sea and that this planet's last frontier needs help in its preservation.
Content Outline and Competencies: The Water Planet A. Define oceanography and list and briefly describe at leave five branches of this science.
Discuss science as a way of understanding the universe and accumulating knowledge. List the steps in the scientific method and compare and contrast the terms, hypothesis, theory and law as they are used in science.
Discuss the big bang theory of the origin of the universe including at least two types of evidence that support this theory. Explain how and when the sun, solar system, Earth and oceans formed.
Compare and contrast the early voyages of the Polynesians, Vikings, Greeks and Chinese, especially their motivations, vessels and seafaring skills. Recognize the importance of record-keeping and catography to voyaging, and the historical role of the Library of Alexandria.
List some of the major contributions to early voyaging of Prince Henry, Magellan and Columbus. Recognize the role of Captain James Cook in the history of marine science, and be aware of his three major voyages.
Describe the United States Exploring Expedition, its objectives and accomplishments, and its importance in bringing in the United States into the field of oceanography. Describe the Challenger Expedition and its major contributions in marine science.
Chronicle the rise of land-based oceanographic institutions, from the early beginnings in Naples ad Monaco to the major facilities now operating in the United States.
List the disciplines in which marine research is being done today, as it relates to recent advances in data gathering and technology. Making the Pieces Fit A.THE MOTHERHOOD PAPERS Doing Difference: analysis of the myriad social and economic factors that hurt average working families?
The problem, several respected journalists suggested, has to do with what’s considered newsworthy. would be doing their full share of child care and housework and women could enjoy the indepen-.
Over the last generation, profound changes have occurred in the relationship between sexuality and reproduction, the assumption that pregnancy leads to parenthood, and the equation of parenthood with loving parental ties.
A new cohort of young women—members of the so-called Millennial generation—has been entering the workforce for the past decade. At the starting line of their careers, they are better educated than their mothers and grandmothers had been—or than their young male counterparts are now. But when they look ahead, they see roadblocks to their success.
BIOL Nutrition for Life (2 Hours). Designed for students who wish to apply nutrition information to their lives, this course explores how food selection affects body size, body composition, performance, disease resistance, impact on the environment, and longevity.
The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in , up from a modern-era low of 23% in , according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. The gender wage gap is a measure of what women are paid relative to men.
It is commonly calculated by dividing women’s wages by men’s wages, and this ratio is .