Course Syllabuses

This is a collection of Scripps course syllabuses.  The syllabuses are archived by the academic year.  Each syllabus is listed under the format ([term offered] [instructor]).  Please note that not all courses are taught on an annual basis.

For course descriptions, either click on the course number or visit the UCSD Catalog.

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CourseCourse Title2023-242021-222020-21
SIO 1The Planets   
SIO 3Life in the OceansW24 Aburto  
SIO 10The EarthSP24 BorsaSP22 Borsa 
SIO 12History of the Earth and EvolutionFA23 PeachFA21 Peach 
SIO 15Natural DisastersFA23 LaskeWI22 LaskeFA20 Laske
SIO 16Geology of the National ParksSP24 GeeSP22 GeeSP21 Gee
SIO 20The AtmosphereW24 RussellWI22 J. NorrisWI21 Wall
SIO 25Climate Change and Society WI22 TeranesWI21 Teranes
SIO 30The OceansFA23 Aarons/GilleFA21 MacKinnon & CastilloFA20 Castillo & MacKinnon
SIO 35Water   
SIO 40Life and Climate on EarthFA23 BarbeauFA21 BarbeauFA20 Barbeau
SIO 45VolcanoesW24 CookWI22 CookWI21 Cook
SIO 50Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences

FA23 Cook

SP24 Cook

FA21 Cook / SP22 CookFA20 Cook / SP21 Cook
SIO 60Experiences in Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences FA21 Ricke & Lucas 
SIO 65Geosciences Seminar WI22 Teranes 
SIO 73Dynamics of the Atmosphere and ClimateSP24 Lutsko  
SIO 75Geological History of EarthSP24 NorrisSP22 Chin & R. Norris 
SIO 87First-year Seminars

FA23 Cook Minerals

FA23 Cook Volcano

FA23 Norris

W24 Aburto

SP24 Morzfeld/Feddersen

SP24 Cook Volcanoes

SP24 Cook Rocks

FA21 Gerwick / FA21 Cook / SP22 MooreFA20 Gilbert / WI21 Cook / SP21 Lutsko
SIO 90Undergraduate Seminar  FA20 Bowman
SIO 100Introduction to Field MethodsFA23 NorrisFA21 Norris & GeeWI21 R. Norris & Chin
SIO 101California Coastal Oceanography   
SIO 102Introduction to Geochemistry WI22 Day 
SIO 103Introduction to GeophysicsFA23 ParnellTurnerFA21 Parnell-TurnerFA20 Parnell-Turner
SIO 104Paleobiology and History of Life   
SIO 105Sedimentology and StratigraphyFA23 DriscollFA21 Driscoll 
SIO 106Introduction to Hydrogeology   
SIO 108Introduction to Paleoclimatology FA21 Teranes 
SIO 109Bending Curve: Climate Change   
SIO 110Introduction to GIS and GPS for Scientists FA21 Batchelor 
SIO 111Introduction to Ocean WavesW24 FeddersenWI22 FeddersenSP21 Feddersen
SIO 113Introduction to Computational Earth ScienceSP24 May SP21 May
SIO 115Ice and the Climate SystemW24 Fricker  
SIO 116Climate Change & Global Health WI22 Benmarhnia 
SIO 117The Physical Basis of Global WarmingFA23 KeelingFA21 Keeling 
SIO 119Physics and Chemistry of the Oceans  WI21 Andersson & Send
SIO 120Introduction to MineralogyW24 CookWI22 CookWI21 Cook
SIO 121Biology of the Cryosphere   
SIO 122Ecological Development Biology   
SIO 123Microbial Environmental Systems Biology   
SIO 124Marine Natural ProductsFA23 JensenWI22 Jensen 
SIO 125Biomechanics of Marine Life SP22 TaylorSP21 Taylor
SIO 126Marine MicrobiologyW24 PalenikWI22 PalenikWI21 Palenik
SIO 127Marine Molecular Ecology SP22 Burton 
SIO 128Microbial Life in Extreme EnvironmentsSP24 Bartlett  
SIO 131Parasitology SP22 Hechinger 
SIO 132Introduction to Marine Biology  FA20 Hechinger & Kacev
SIO 133Marine Mammal Biology   
SIO 134Introduction to Biological Oceanography  WI21 Barton
SIO 135Satellite Remote SensingSP24 Fricker SP21 Fricker & Sandwell
SIO 136Marine Biology Laboratory   
SIO 137Ecosystems and FisheriesFA23 Petrik  
SIO 138The Coral Reef Environment   
SIO 139Current Research in Marine BiologyW24 Palenik  
SIO 141Chemical Principles of Marine Systems   
SIO 143Ocean AcidificationSP24 AnderssonSP22 AnderssonSP21 Andersson
SIO 144Introduction to Isotope GeochemistryW24 DayWI22 Day & Severinghaus 
SIO 147Applications of PhylogeneticsFA23 Rouse WI21 Rouse
SIO 152Petrology and PetrographySP24 Chin SP21 Chin
SIO 153GeomorphologySP24 Capaldi  
SIO 155Whole Earth Geochemistry   
SIO 160Introduction to Tectonics

FA23 Fialko

SP24 Odlum

 SP21 Fialko
SIO 161Seismology W24 FanWI22 Fan 
SIO 162Structural GeologyW24 Wright SP21 Brown
SIO 164Introduction to Marine Archeology   
SIO 166Introduction to Environmental Archaeology   
SIO 167Introduction to Geoarcheology   
SIO 170Introduction to VolcanologyFA23 CookFA21 CookFA20 Cook
SIO 171Introduction to Physical Oceanography FA21 RudnickFA20 Rudnick
SIO 172Introduction to Atmospheric ScienceW24 NorrisWI22 EvanWI21 Evan
SIO 173Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Climate SP22 Xie & LutskoSP21 Eisenman & Xie
SIO 174Chemistry of the Ocean and AtmosphereSP24 AluwihareSP22 Severinghaus & RussellSP21 Russell & Severinghaus
SIO 175Analysis of Oceanic and Atmospheric Data FA23 MerrifieldFA21 Merrifield 
SIO 176Observational Physical Oceanography   
SIO 177Fluid Mechanics FA23 BeckerFA21 BeckerFA20 Becker
SIO 178Geophyiscal Fluid DynamicsW24 BeckerWI21 BeckerWI21 Becker
SIO 179Ocean Instruments and SensorsFA23 MartzSP22 Martz 
SIO 180Communicating Science to Informal Audiences  WI21 Paulenich
SIO 181Marine BiochemistrySP24 TreguerresSP22 Tresguerres & HarterSP21 Tresguerres
SIO 182Environmental and Exploration GeophysicsW24 Constable  
SIO 183Phycology: Marine Plant BiologyW24 SmithWI22 Smith 
SIO 184Marine InvertebratesW24 RouseWI22 Rouse 
SIO 186Microbiomes Across EnvironmentsFA23 Gilbert/Knight/Allard  
SIO 187Statistical Methods in Marine Biology   
SIO 188Biology of Fishes  SP21 Hastings
SIO 189Pollution, Environment and Health   
SIO 190Special Topics in Earth Sciences WI21 Becker 
SIO 192Senior Seminar on Oceans and Human Health SP24 Gerwick  
SIO 299Graduate Thesis Research and Professional DevelopmentW24 Multiple  
SIOC 200AComputational Ocean Acoustics and Signal Processing IFA23 Lin  
SIOC 200BOcean Acoustics and Signal Processing IIW24 Lin  
SIOC 201Geological Record of Climate Change   
SIOC 202AFundamentals of Wave PhysicsW24 Hao&Lin  
SIOC 202BFundamentals of Wave PhysicsSP24 StramskiSP21 Hildebrand & StramskiSP21 Stramski & Hildebrand
SIOC 203AIntroduction to Applied Mathematics IFA23 BeckerFA21 Llewellyn Smith 
SIOC 203BIntroduction to Applied Mathematics IIW24 SmithWI22 Llewellyn SmithWI21 Llewellyn Smith
SIOC 203CIntroduction to Applied Mathematics III   
SIOC 204Acoustics   
SIOC 205Estuarine and Coastal ProcessesSP24 Giddings  
SIOC 207AFundamentals of Digital Signal Processing FA21 MeyerFA20 Meyer
SIOC 207BDigital Signal Processing I   
SIOC 207CDigital Signal Processing II   
SIOC 207DArray Processing   
SIOC 208Seminar in Applied Ocean SciencesSP24 Merrifield  
SIOC 209Special Topics: Fall Quarter   
SIOC 209Special Topics: Winter Quarter   
SIOC 209Special Topics: Spring Quarter SP22 Levy 
SIOC 210Physical Oceanography  FA20 Purkey & Talley
SIOC 211AOcean Waves I WI22 MacKinnon 
SIOC 211BOcean Waves II   
SIOC 212AGeophysical Fluid Dynamics IW24 EisenmanWI22 EisenmanWI21 Eisenman
SIOC 212BGeophysical Fluid Dynamics IISP24 CessiSP22 CessiSP21 Cessi
SIOC 213Turbulence and Mixing   
SIOC 214AIntroduction to Fluid Mechanics FA21 Salmon 
SIOC 214BEnvironmental Fluid Dynamics   
SIOC 216Introduction to the Physics of Complex Systems   
SIOC 217AAtmospheric and Climate Sciences I FA21 RussellFA20 Russell
SIOC 217BAtmospheric and Climate Sciences IIW24 NorrisWI22 NorrisWI21 Xie
SIOC 217CAtmospheric and Climate Sciences IIISP24 LutskoSP22 LutskoSP21 Lutsko
SIOC 217DAtmospheric and Climate Sciences IVW24 Russell&KeelingWI22 Russell / Keeling 
SIOC 218AObservational MethodsSP24 Send  
SIOC 218BPractical Methods at Sea   
SIOC 219Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Fall Quarter   
SIOC 219Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Winter Quarter WI22 MacKinnon & Young 
SIOC 219Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Spring Quarter   
SIOC 219Observational Oceanography Seminar FA21 Talley 
SIOC 220Observations of Large-Scale Ocean Circulation  SP21 Talley
SIOC 221AAnalysis of Physical Oceanographic Data (A)

FA23 Alford

W24 Alford

FA21 GilleFA20 Gille
SIOC 221BAnalysis of Physical Oceanographic Data (B)W24 GilleWI22 Rudnick 
SIOC 221CData Analysis Laboratory FA21 AlfordFA20 Alford
SIOC 223Proposal Writing   
SIOC 224Numerical Modeling of the Climate SystemSP24 EisenmanSP22 Eisenman 
SIOC 225Ice Sheet-Ocean Interactions   
SIOC 235Ocean Atmosphere InteractionSP24 XieSP22 Xie 
SIOC 237AIntroduction to Ocean OpticsW24 Stramski SP21 Stramski
SIOC 237BOcean Color Remote Sensing SP22 Stramski 
SIOC 241Advanced Signal Processing   
SIOC 251Radiation in the AtmosphereSP24 Evan SP21 Evan
SIOC 261Nearshore Physical Oceanography   
SIOC 267Biogeochemistry SP22 Keeling & SeveringhausSP21 Severinghaus
SIOC 293Ocean and Atmosphere Processes and Climate   
SIOC 296Special Topics: Climate Science & Policy Forum   
SIOG 200CGeophysics Research Skills IIIFA23 ParnellTurner  
SIOG 221Plate Tectonics in PracticeSP24 Parnell-TurnerSP22 Parnell-Turner 
SIOG 222Introduction to Industry Seismic Reflection Methods and Applications   
SIOG 223AGeophysical Data Analysis IFA23 MorzfeldFA21 MorzfeldFA20 Morzfeld
SIOG 223BGeophysical Data Analysis II WI22 AgnewSP21 Agnew
SIOG 224Internal Constitution of the Earth  WI21 Laske & Stegman
SIOG 225Physics of Earth MaterialsFA23 FialkoFA21 FialkoFA20 Fialko
SIOG 227AIntroduction to Seismology WI22 Shearer 
SIOG 227BAdvanced Seismology I SP22 Shearer 
SIOG 228Research Seminar 
FA21 E Allen
FA20 E. Allen / WI21 Barbeau
SIOG 229Fundamentals of Gravity and Geodesy   WI21 Borsa & C. Constable
SIOG 230Introduction to Inverse Theory  SP21 C. Constable
SIOG 231Geomagnetism and Electromagnetism W24 Constable  
SIOG 232Ethical and Professional ScienceSP24 Constable SP21 S. Constable & C. Constable
SIOG 233Introduction to Computing at SIOFA23 ShearerWI22 Shearer 
SIOG 234GeodynamicsSP24 Sandwell FA20 Sandwell
SIOG 235 Computational Inverse ProblemsW24 Morzfeld  
SIOG 236Satellite Remote Sensing  SP21 Fricker & Sandwell
SIOG 237Space Geodesy Seminar  WI21 Fialko
SIOG 239Special Topics in Geophysics: Fall QuarterSP24 May  
SIOG 239Special Topics in Geophysics: Winter QuarterW24 ShearerWI22 Morzfeld / WI22 May 
SIOG 239Special Topics in Geophysics: Spring Quarter SP22 Morzfeld / SP22 FialkoSP21 Morzfeld
SIOG 240Marine Geology  FA20 Charles & Gee
SIOG 242Geochronologic Methods and Applications   
SIOG 249Special Topics in Marine Geology   
SIOG 251Whole Earth Geochemistry   
SIOG 252AIntroduction to Isotope Geochemistry WI22 Day & Severinghaus 
SIOG 253Interactions of Oceanic Plates and the California Margin   
SIOG 255Paleobiology and History of Life   
SIOG 260Marine Chemistry WI20 Dickson & Barbeau 
SIOG 261Introduction to Rheology of Solid Earth   
SIOG 263Aqueous Chemistry   
SIOG 268Seminar in Geochemistry and Marine Chemistry  WI21 Diaz
SIOG 269Special Topics in Marine Chemistry: Fall Quarter FA21 Diaz 
SIOG 269Special Topics in Marine Chemistry: Winter Quarter WI22 Aarons 
SIOG 269Special Topics in Marine Chemistry: Spring Quarter SP22 Choy & Aarons 
SIOG 270The Archeology of Climate Change   
SIOG 275Paleoethnobotany   
SIOB 218Ocean & Coastal Law and Policy FA21 Murray 
SIOB 242AMarine Biotechnology I: Tools and Methods  FA20 - Gilbert & Hamdoun
SIOB 242BMarine Biotechnology II: ApplicationsW24 Jenson&MooreWI20 Jensen & Moore 
SIOB 242CMarine Biotechnology III: Intro to Bioinformatics   
SIOB 243Marine Paleoecology   
SIOB 262Marine Chemical Biology Seminar

FA23 Jensen

SP24 Gerwick

FA21 Jensen / WI 22 MooreFA20 Jensen
SIOB 264Biosynthesis of Marine Natural Products SP22 Moore 
SIOB 265Marine Chemical Ecology  WI21 Jensen
SIOB 270Pelagic Ecology SP22 Petrik & A Allen 
SIOB 271Marine Zooplankton   
SIOB 272Advanced Statistical TechniquesW24 SandinWI22 SandinWI21 Sandin
SIOB 273Professional Ethics in Science   
SIOB 274Natural History Below the Tides   
SIOB 275ABenthic Ecology   
SIOB 276Quantitative Theory of Populations and Communities  FA20 Sugihara
SIOB 276LQuantitative Ecology Project Lab   
SIOB 277Deep-Sea Biology WI22 Choy & Levin 
SIOB 278Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Fall QuarterFA23 Decima  
SIOB 278Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Winter Quarter WI22 BurtonWI21 Burton
SIOB 278Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Spring QuarterSP24 Arcila SP21 Jensen
SIOB 280Biological Oceanography FA21 Levin & Allen 
SIOB 281Environmental Physiology and Biochemistry of Marine Organisms   
SIOB 282Phytoplankton Diversity  SP21 Palenik
SIOB 283Phycology: Marine Plant Biology   
SIOB 284Marine Invertebrates WI22 Rouse 
SIOB 285Physical-Biological Interactions   
SIOB 286Topics in Marine Science, Economics and Policy  WI21 Sandin
SIOB 289Pollution, Environment, and Health   
SIOB 291Biology Graduate Research PresentationsSP24 HechingerWI22 E Allen / SP22 SandinWI21 Gilbert
SIOB 292Communicating Science to Informal Audiences   
SIOB 294Biology of Fishes  SP21 Hastings
SIOB 296Special Topics in Marine Biology: Fall Quarter

FA23 Brazier

W24 Batchelor

SP24 Mongiardino

FA21 Brazier 
SIOB 296Special Topics in Marine Biology: Winter Quarter WI22 Archer / WI22 BatchelorWI21 Archer
SIOB 296Special Topics in Marine Biology: Spring Quarter SP22 Semmens 
SIO 295SIntroduction to Marine Biodiversity and Conservation—Seminar   
SIO 295LSIntroduction to Marine Biodiversity and Conservation—Lab   
MBC 258Marine Conservation and Communication Practicum 1 FA21 Murray 
ESYS 90Undergraduate Seminar FA21 Teranes 
ESYS 101Environmental BiologyFA23 Allen/TaylorFA21 Diaz & Taylor 
ESYS 102The Solid and Fluid Earth WI22 Aarons 
ESYS 103Environmental Challenges: Science and Solutions  SP21 Teranes
ESYS 187ASenior Internship Project F21 Teranes 
ESYS 187BSenior Internship Project II  WI22 Teranes 
CCS 101Carbon Neutrality Initiative at University of CaliforniaFA23 Polonik  
CCS 102Research Perspectives on Climate Change FA21 Puritty 
CCS 123Policy/Politics Climate ChangeW24 Corey