Class Notes and Sylabusses
from UC Berkeley Courses
Ocean Engineering Program
in pdf format
CE 201 A Physical Oceanology
CE 201 B Chemical Oceanology
CE 201 C Geological Oceanology
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A real insight into academic politics. Initially courses were Oceanography
classes. However, someone from Geography objected that only Geography
should give 'graphy' courses. Of course, at the time there was nobody in Geography
remotely qualified to teach any type of ocean course. (so much for academic honesty
and a lot for academic turf wars) Prof. J. W. Johnson and I came up with the 'Russian'
solution, as they call Oceanography, Oceanology. The courses were resubmitted and
the same objection came up. However, Prof Johnson noted the courses were not 'graphy'
but 'ology'. The objection was withdrawn as the Geography flack didn't realize or
wouldn't admit that there was no difference.
These classes were taught from 1965 to 1975 under the quarter system. Initially the
class notes were given to the students. But by the early '70's, thanks to the waining support
of higher education caused by the 'Free Speech Movement' and usual administrative
ineptitude, the notes had to be purchased at a nominal charge from campus book and
Eventually (thankfully after I had left), all ocean programs such as Ocean Engineering,
Naval Architecture, and Marine Biology were dropped by the Berkeley campus and operation
of the Bodega Marine Laboratory was transfered to the Davis Campus.