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Courses

This is a tentative listing of Scripps courses for the 2020-2021 academic year. Courses are offered by listed instructors for a specific quarter. If no instructors are listed, the course is not being offered this academic year. Please refer to UCSD's Schedule of Classes for times and locations. For course descriptions, either click on the course number or visit the UCSD Catalog.

To view syllabi of current and past course offerings, please visit: scripps.ucsd.edu/education/course-syllabi

Please note that not all courses are offered on a yearly basis.  You can find archived course schedules here: 2019-202018-19,  2017-182016-172015-16, 2014-152013-14

 

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Course Units Course Title Fall Quarter
2020
Winter Quarter
2021
Spring Quarter
2021
Summer Quarter
2021
SIO 1 4 The Planets   Pommier    
SIO 3 4 Life in the Oceans   Aburto Oropeza    
SIO 10 4 The Earth     Borsa  
SIO 12 4 History of the Earth and Evolution Peach      
SIO 15 4 Natural Disasters Laske      
SIO 16 4 Geology of the National Parks     Gee  
SIO 20 4 The Atmosphere   C. Wall    
SIO 25 4 Climate Change and Society   Teranes    
SIO 30 4 The Oceans Castillo / MacKinnon      
SIO 35 4 Water   Driscoll    
SIO 40 4 Life and Climate on Earth Barbeau      
SIO 45 4 Volcanoes   Cook    
SIO 45GS 4 Global Volcanism        
SIO 50 6 Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences Cook   Cook  
SIO 60 4 Experiences in Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Lucas / Ricke      
SIO 87 1 Freshman Seminar: An Introduction To Volcanoes Cook      
SIO 87 1 Freshman Seminar: Drugs from the Sea W. Gerwick      
SIO 87 1 Freshman Seminar: Microbiome Science Gilbert      
SIO 90 1 Undergraduate Seminar TBD TBD TBD  
SIO 96   Frontiers in Earth Sciences        
SIO 100 4 Introduction to Field Methods   R. Norris / Chin    
SIO 101 4 California Coastal Oceanography Aluwihare / Landry      
SIO 102 4 Introduction to Geochemistry   Kastner / Day    
SIO 103 4 Introduction to Geophysics Parnell-Turner      
SIO 104 6 Paleobiology and History of Life     R. Norris  
SIO 105 4 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Driscoll      
SIO 106 4 Introduction to Hydrogeology Brown      
SIO 108 4 Introduction to Paleoclimatology Teranes      
SIO 109 4 Bending Curve: Climate Change    Ramanathan / Forman    
SIO 110 4 Introduction to GIS and GPS for Scientists Batchelor      
SIO 111 4 Introduction to Ocean Waves  *Offered Alternate Years*     Feddersen  
SIO 113 4 Introduction to Computational Earth Science     May  
SIO 114 4 Science / Analysis of Environmental Justice        
SIO 115 4 Ice and the Climate System   Fricker    
SIO 116 4 Climate Change & Global Health   Benmarhnia    
SIO 117 4 The Physical Basis of Global Warming Keeling      
SIO 119 4 Physics and Chemistry of the Oceans   Andersson / Send    
SIO 120 4 Introduction to Mineralogy   Cook    
SIO 121 4 Biology of the Cryosphere     Bowman  
SIO 121GS 4 Geology of the Alps        
SIO 122 4 Ecological Development Biology   Lyons    
SIO 123 4 Microbial Environmental Systems Biology     A. Allen  
SIO 124 4 Marine Natural Products        
SIO 125 4 Biomechanics of Marine Life     Taylor  
SIO 126 4 Marine Microbiology   Palenik    
SIO 127 4 Marine Molecular Ecology     Burton  
SIO 128 4 Microbial Life in Extreme Environments     Bartlett  
SIO 129 4 Marine Chemical Ecology   Jensen    
SIO 130 4 Scientific Diving  

 

   
SIO 131 6 Parasitology *Offered Alternate Years. Next offered in 2021-22*        
SIO 132 4 Introduction to Marine Biology

Kacev / Hechinger

     
SIO 133 4 Marine Mammal Biology     Kacev / Baumann-Pickering  
SIO 134 4 Introduction to Biological Oceanography   Barton    
SIO 135 4 Satellite Remote Sensing     Fricker  
SIO 136 6 Marine Biology Laboratory

Kacev / Wegner / Bowman / Baumann-Pickering

 

TBD

 
SIO 137 4 Ecosystems and Fisheries        
SIO 138 4 The Coral Reef Environment     Charles / Leichter / Smith  
SIO 139 2 Current Research in Marine Biology   Kacev Kacev  
SIO 141 4 Chemical Principles of Marine Systems     Dickson  
SIO 143 4 Ocean Acidification     Andersson  
SIO 144 4 Intro to Isotope Geochemistry   Day / Severinghaus    
SIO 146 6 Methods in Cell and Developmental Biology of Marine Organisms Lab *Offered Alternate Years. Next offered in 2021-22*        
SIO 147 6 Applications of Phylogenetics  *Offered Alternate Years. Next offered in 2021-22*        
SIO 152 6 Petrology and Petrography     Chin  
SIO 153 4 Geomorphology        
SIO 155 4 Whole Earth Geochemistry        
SIO 160 4 Introduction to Tectonics     Fialko  
SIO 162 4 Structural Geology     Brown  
SIO 164 4 Introduction to Maritime Archaeology   d'Alpoim Guedes Levy  
SIO 166 4 Environmental Archaeology     d'Alpoim Guedes  
SIO 167 4 GeoArchaeology   Rivera-Collazo    
SIO 170 4 Introduction to Volcanology

Cook

     
SIO 171 4 Introduction to Physical Oceanography Rudnick      
SIO 172 4 Physics of the Atmosphere   Evan    
SIO 173 4

Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Climate

   

Eisenman / Xie

 
SIO 174 4 Chemistry of the Atmosphere and Oceans     Russell / Severinghaus  
SIO 175 4 Analysis of Oceanic and Atmospheric Data M. Merrifield      
SIO 176 4 Observational Physical Oceanography     Straneo  
SIO 177 4 Fluid Dynamics Becker      
SIO 178 4 Geophyiscal Fluid Dynamics   Becker    
SIO 179 4 Ocean Instruments & Sensors   Martz    
SIO 180 4 Communicating Science to Informal Audiences  

 

   
SIO 181 4 Marine Biochemistry     Tresguerres  
SIO 182 4 Environmental and Exploration Geophysics        
SIO 183   Phycology: Marine Plant Biology  *Offered Alternate Years. Next Offered 2021-22*        
SIO 184 6 Marine Invertebrates  *Offered Alternate Years. Next offered in 2020-21*   Rouse    
SIO 185 4 Marine Microbiology Laboratory  

Brahamsha / Palenik

   
SIO 187 4 Statistical Methods in Marine Biology   Kacev Kacev  
SIO 188 5 Biology of Fishes     Hastings  
SIO 189 4 Pollution, Environment and Health Hamdoun      
SIO 190 4 Special Topics in Earth Sciences: Prof. Issues / Bioinformatics        
SIO 192 1 Senior Seminar        
SIOC 200A 4 Computational Ocean Acoustics and Signal Processing I        
SIOC 200B 4 Computational Ocean Acoustics and Signal Processing II        
SIOC 200C 4 Computational Ocean Acoustics and Signal Processing III        
SIOC 201 4 Geological Record of Climate Change        
SIOC 202A 4 Fundamentals of Wave Physics   Buckingham / Hendershott    
SIOC 202B 4 Fundamentals of Wave Physics     Hildebrand  
SIOC 203A 4 Introduction to Applied Mathematics I Sanchez (MAE)      
SIOC 203B 4 Introduction to Applied Mathematics II   Llewellyn-Smith    
SIOC 203C 5 Introduction to Applied Mathematics III     Young  
SIOC 204 4 Underwater Acoustics     Buckingham  
SIOC 205 4 Estuarine Processes        
SIOC 206 4 Land Surface Hydrology        
SIOC 207A 4 Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing Meyer      
SIOC 207B 4 Digital Signal Processing I   Rao    
SIOC 207C 4 Digital Signal Processing II        
SIOC 207D 4 Array Processing        
SIOC 208 1 Seminar in Applied Ocean Sciences TBD Hildebrand Hildebrand  
SIOC 209 4 Special Topics: Hacking the Environment: Oceans     S. Merrifield (tentative)  
SIOC 209 1 Special Topics: MatLab Boot Camp Giddings      
SIOC 209 2 Special Topics: Machine Learning for Physical Applications     Gerstoft  
SIOC 209 4 Special Topics: Mesoscale Meteorology        
SIOC 210 4 Physical Oceanography Purkey / Talley      
SIOC 211A 4 Ocean Waves I   MacKinnon    
SIOC 211B 4 Ocean Waves II        
SIOC 212A 4 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I   Eisenman    
SIOC 212B 5 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics II     Cessi  
SIOC 213 4 Turbulence and Mixing        
SIOC 214A 4 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics Giddings      
SIOC 214B 4 Environmental Fluid Dynamics        
SIOC 215A 4 Applied Mathematics for Oceanographers I        
SIOC 215B 4 Applied Mathematics for Oceanographers II        
SIOC 215C 4 Applied Mathematics for Oceanographers III        
SIOC 216A 4 Introduction to the Physics of Complex Systems   Werner    
SIOC 216B 4 Applied Complexity     Werner  
SIOC 217A 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences I Russell      
SIOC 217B 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences II   Xie    
SIOC 217C 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences III     Lutsko  
SIOC 217D 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences IV        
SIOC 218 4 Cloud Dynamics and Climate        
SIOC 218A 4 Observational Techniques in Oceanography     Send / Alford  
SIOC 218B 4 Practical Methods at Sea        
SIOC 219 1 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Theory Seminar     Cessi  
SIOC 219 4 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: GFD 3   MacKinnon / Young    
SIOC 219 4 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Ice Sheet and Ocean Interaction  

 

   
SIOC 220 4 Observations of Large-Scale Ocean Circulation     Talley  
SIOC 221A 4 Analysis of Physical Oceanographic Data (A) Gille      
SIOC 221B 4 Analysis of Physical Oceanographic Data (B)   Rudnick / Purkey    
SIOC 221C 4 Data Analysis Laboratory        
SIOC 222 4 Underwater Bioacoustics        
SIOC 223 4 Proposal Writing and Oceanographic Experiment Design   Alford / Send    
SIOC 224 4 Climate Modeling         
SIOC 235 4 Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction and Climate     Xie  
SIOC 237A 4 Introduction to Ocean Optics     Stramski  
SIOC 237B 4 Ocean Color Remote Sensing        
SIOC 237C 4 Optical-Biological Interactions in the Ocean        
SIOC 238 4 Sensor Networks        
SIOC 241 4 Advanced Signal Processing for Structural Vibrations and Acoustics        
SIOC 250 4 Advanced Atmospheric Dynamic        
SIOC 251 4 Climate Change: Radiation in the Atmosphere     Evan  
SIOC 254 4 Science of Climate Change        
SIOC 261 4 Nearshore Physical Oceanography        
SIOC 267 4 Biogeochemistry     Severinghaus  
SIOC 290S 6 Climate Math        
SIOC 291S 6 @Climate        
SIOC 292 4 Introduction to Climate Science & Policy        
SIOC 293 4 Ocean-Atmosphere Processes and Climate Variability         
SIOC 296 2 Climate Science & Policy Forum   Gabriel    
SIOC 296 2 Climate Science & Policy Forum: Politics and Policy of Climate Change        
SIOG 222 4 Introduction to Industry Reflection Seismic Methods     Parnell-Turner / Shearer  
SIOG 223A 4 Geophysical Data Analysis I Morzfeld      
SIOG 223B 4 Geophysical Data Analysis II   Agnew    
SIOG 224 4 Internal Constitution of the Earth   Stegman / Laske    
SIOG 225 4 Physics of Earth Materials Fialko      
SIOG 226 4 Introduction to Marine Geophysics        
SIOG 227A 4 Introduction to Seismology     Shearer  
SIOG 227B 4 Advanced Seismology I        
SIOG 227C 4 Advanced Seismology II        
SIOG 228 2 Research Seminar Teranes Barbeau Kacev  
SIOG 229 4 Gravity and Geomagnetism   Borsa / C. Constable    
SIOG 230 4 Introduction to Inverse Theory     C. Constable  
SIOG 231 4 Introduction to EM Methods in Geophysics        
SIOG 232 2 Ethical and Professional Science     C. Constable / S. Constable  
SIOG 233 4 Introduction to Computing at SIO        
SIOG 234 4 Geodynamics Stegman      
SIOG 236 4 Satellite Remote Sensing     Fricker  
SIOG 237 2 Space Geodesy   Fialko    
SIOG 238 4 Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations        
SIOG 239 2 Special Topics in Geophysics: TBA   TBD TBD  
SIOG 239 4 Special Topics in Geophysics: Problems in Tectonics  

 

   
SIOG 240 4 Marine Geology Charles / Gee      
SIOG 242 4 Rates and Dates: Application of Modern Geochronology        
SIOG 244 4 Shape and Structure of the Ocean Floor     Lonsdale  
SIOG 245 4 Marine Sediments-Paleo Proxies        
SIOG 246 4 Global Tectonics and Basin Formation   Driscoll    
SIOG 247 4 Rock Magnetism and Paleomagnetism        
SIOG 251 4 Whole Earth Geochemistry        
SIOG 252A 4 Introduction to Isotope Geochemistry        
SIOG 252B 4 Advanced Isotope Geochemistry I        
SIOG 252C 4 Advanced Isotope Geochemistry II        
SIOG 253 4 Interactions of Oceanic Plates and the California Margin        
SIOG 255 6 Paleobiology and History of Life        
SIOG 255A 3 Topics in Paleobiology and History of Life        
SIOG 257 4 Seminar in Petrology        
SIOG 260 4 Marine Chemistry   Schartup / Dickson    
SIOG 261 4 Introduction to Rheology of Solid Earth        
SIOG 263 4 Aqueous Chemistry Dickson      
SIOG 268 2 Seminar in Geochemistry and Marine Chemistry        
SIOG 269 4 Special Topics in Marine Chemistry:   Martz    
SIOG 270 4 The Archaeology of Climate Change: Social Adaptation and Vulnerability in Temporal Perspective        
SIOB 242A 4 Marine Biotechnology I: Tools and Methods Hamdoun / Gilbert      
SIOB 242B 4 Marine Biotechnology II: Applications        
SIOB 242C 4 Marine Biotechnology III: Introduction to Bioinformatics     Gaasterland  
SIOB 243 2 Ecological and Medicinal Aspects of Natural Products     W. Gerwick  
SIOB 262 2 Marine Chemical Biology Seminar Jensen Moore W. Gerwick  
SIOB 264 4 Special Topics in Marine Natural Products Chemistry        
SIOB 265 4 Marine Chemical Ecology   Jensen    
SIOB 269 2 IFER Forum        
SIOB 270 4 Pelagic Ecology        
SIOB 270A 4 Fisheries Oceanography        
SIOB 271 5 Marine Zooplankton   Ohman    
SIOB 272 4 Advanced Statistical Techniques   Sandin    
SIOB 273 2 Professional Ethics in Science        
SIOB 274 6 Natural History Below the Tide        
SIOB 275A 4 Benthic Ecology        
SIOB 275B 6 Natural History of Coastal Habitats        
SIOB 276 4 Quantitative Theory of Populations and Communities Sugihara      
SIOB 276L 4 Quantitative Ecology Project Lab     Sugihara  
SIOB 277 4 Deep-Sea Biology        
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences:Current Topics in Marine Microbiology  Jensen      
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Ecological Parasitology Hechinger      
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: BO Project Writeup   Franks Franks  
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Writing a Thesis Proposal Franks      
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Current Topics in Coastal Biophysics     Leichter  
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: International Policy   Levin    
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Functional Genomics   Lyons    
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: California Current Ecosystem Dynamics     Ohman  
SIOB 279 1 Ecology Seminar TBD TBD TBD  
SIOB 280 4 Biological Oceanography Franks      
SIOB 281 4 Marine Physiology        
SIOB 282 4 Phytoplankton Diversity     Palenik  
SIOB 283 5 Phycology: Marine Plant Biology        
SIOB 284 6 Marine Invertebrates        
SIOB 285              4 Physical-Biological Interactions     Franks  
SIOB 286 4 Marine Science, Economics and Policy: Sustainable Seafood   Mesnick    
SIOB 286 4 Marine Science, Economics and Policy: Marine Protected Areas    Sandin    
SIOB 287A 4 Marine Microbial Ecology        
SIOB 287B          4 Microbial Physiology        
SIOB 289 4 Pollution, Environment, and Health        
SIOB 290 4 Marine Biology        
SIOB 291 2 Biology Graduate Research Presentations TBD TBD TBD  
SIOB 292 4 Communicating Science to Informal Audiences  

 

   
SIOB 293 6 Applications of Phylogenetics *Offered Alternate Years* 2020        
SIOB 294 5 Biology of Fishes     Hastings  
SIOB 295 4 Behavior and Ecology of Fishes        
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Ocean Law and Policy Murray      
SIOB 296 2 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Marine Pollution        
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Survey Design and Analysis Brazier      
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: California Current Ecosystems Dynamics        
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Marine GIS   Batchelor    
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Introduction to Programming with R   Archer    
SIOB 297 1 Marine Biology Seminar Taylor TBD TBD  
SIOB 298 1-4 Special Studies in Marine Sciences        
SIO 295S 8 Introduction to Marine Biodiversity and Conservation—Seminar       Kacev
SIO 295 LS 8 Introduction to Marine Biodiversity and Conservation—Lab       Kacev
MBC 258 1 bMarine Biodiversity & Conservation Forum Murray Murray