University of the South Pacific
Area of Study
Taught In English
CH203 or CH204
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course is designed to give students an understanding of the functioning of the marine environment as a chemical system. Chemical principles from first and second year courses are used to investigate processes controlling the geochemical balance of the oceans. The emphasis will be on inorganic as well as organic constituents. The laboratory component consisting of set experiments, with small number of students per lab session, enables the students to do individual work. This approach helps build up the students' confidence and skills, which no doubt will equip them with the basic practical skills necessary for chemical investigations in the marine environment.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.