Courses 2017-2018

This is a tentative listing of Scripps courses for the 2017-2018 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 the proposed 2018-19 course schedule here: 2018-19.  You can also find archived course schedules here: 2016-172015-16, 2014-152013-14

 

2017-18 Jump to:

Undergraduate courses (lower division)

Undergraduate courses (upper division)

Graduate courses

 

Course Units Course Title

Summer Quarter
2017

Fall Quarter
2017
Winter Quarter
2018
Spring Quarter
2018
SIO 1 4 The Planets     Pommier  
SIO 3 4 Life in the Oceans     Aburto  
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     J. Norris / Xie  
SIO 25 4 Climate Change and Society     Teranes  
SIO 30 4 The Oceans Inman Castillo / HollandSend    
SIO 35 4 Water     Driscoll  
SIO 40 4 Life and Climate on Earth   Barbeau    
SIO 45 4 Volcanoes Cook   Cook  
SIO 50 6 Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences   Cook   Cook
SIO 60 4 Experiences in Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences   Lucas / Vanos    
SIO 87 1 Freshman Seminar: Weather in San Diego   J. Norris    
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: Minerals, Crystals, and Gems     Cook  
SIO 87 1 Freshman Seminar:     Willenbring  
SIO 90 1 Undergraduate Seminar   Harada Guazzo Staff
SIO 96   Frontiers in Earth Sciences        
SIO 100 4 Introduction to Field Methods   Day    
SIO 101 4 California Coastal Oceanography   Aluwihare / Landry    
SIO 102 4 Introduction to Geochemistry     Day / Castillo  
SIO 103 4 Introduction to Geophysics     Masters / S. Constable  
SIO 104 6 Paleobiology and History of Life       R. Norris
SIO 105 4 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy       Driscoll
SIO 106 4 Introduction to Hydrogeology   Brown / Willenbring    
SIO 108 4 Introduction to Paleoclimatology   Teranes    
SIO 109 4 Bending Curve: Climate Change      Ramanathan / Forman  
SIO 110 4 Inroduction to GIS and GPS for Scientists     Minster  
SIO 111 4 Introduction to Ocean Waves  *Offered Alternate Years*     Salmon  
SIO 113 4 Introduction to Computational Earth Science     Tauxe  
SIO 114 4 Science / Analysis of Environmental Justice        
SIO 115 4 Ice and the Climate System        
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 / Gille  
SIO 120 4 Introduction to Mineralogy     Cook   
SIO 121 4 Biology of the Cryosphere       Bowman
SIO 122 4 Ecological Development Biology       Lyons
SIO 123 4 Marine Env Systems Biology   A. Allen    
SIO 124 4 Marine Natural Products       Jensen
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        
SIO 130 4 Scientific Diving        
SIO 131 6 Parasitology       Hechinger
SIO 132 4 Introduction to Marine Biology  

BurtonHechinger

   
SIO 133 4 Marine Mammal Biology Krause / Joyce     J. Hildebrand / Ballance
SIO 134 4 Introduction to Biological Oceanography     Landry / Barton  
SIO 135 4 Satellite Remote Sensing       Sandwell 
SIO 136 6 Marine Biology Laboratory   Semmens / N. Wegner / Sirovic / O. Cook    
SIO 138 4 The Coral Reef Environment       Charles / Leichter / Smith
SIO 139 1 Current Research in Marine Biology     Palenik  
SIO 141 4 Chemical Principles of Marine Systems       Dickson
SIO 143 4 Ocean Acidification        
SIO 144 4 Intro to Isotope Geochemistry     Castillo / Chin  
SIO 147 6 Applications of Phylogenetics  *Offered Alternate Years*     Rouse  
SIO 152 6 Petrology and Petrography       Day
SIO 155 4 Whole Earth Geochemistry        
SIO 160 4 Introduction to Tectonics       Fialko
SIO 161 4 Geomorphology       Willenbring
SIO 162 4 Structural Geology     Brown  
SIO 164 4 Introduction to Maritime Archaeology   Rivera-Collazo    
SIO 167 4 GeoArchaeology        
SIO 170 4 Introduction to Volcanology  

Cook 

   
SIO 170L 2 Introduction to Volcanology Field Experience  

 

   
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

     

 

SIO 174 4 Chemistry of the Atmosphere and Oceans       Severinghaus
SIO 178 4 Geophyiscal Fluid Dynamics     Becker  
SIO 180 4 Communicating Science to Informal Audiences    

Paulenich

 
SIO 181 4 Marine Biochemistry       Tresguerres
SIO 182 4 Environmental and Exploration Geophysics       S. Constable
SIO 183   Phycology: Marine Plant Biology  *Offered Alternate Years*     Smith  
SIO 184 6 Marine Invertebrates  *Offered Alternate Years, Next offered in 2018-2019*        
SIO 185 4 Marine Microbiology Laboratory     Brahamsha  
SIO 187 4 Statistical Methods in Marine Biology     Sandin  
SIO 188 5 Biology of Fishes     Hastings  
SIO 189 4 Pollution, Environment and Health Nicklisch Hamdoun    
SIO 190 4 Special Topics in Earth Sciences: Ocean Instruments & Sensors   Martz    
SIO 190   Special Topics in Earth Sciences: Prof. Issues / Bioinformatics       Gaasterland
SIO 192 1 Senior Seminar        
SIO 197 BA 2 Earth Science Internship        
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   Charles    
SIOC 202A 4 Fundamentals of Wave Physics     Kuperman / Feddersen  
SIOC 202B 4 Fundamentals of Wave Physics       Stramski / Gerstoft
SIOC 203A 4 Introduction to Applied Mathematics I   Llewellyn-Smith    
SIOC 203B 4 Introduction to Applied Mathematics II     Llewellyn-Smith  
SIOC 203C 5 Introduction to Applied Mathematics III       Young
SIOC 204 4 Acoustics   Buckingham    
SIOC 205 4 Estuarine Processes       Giddings
SIOC 206 4 Land Surface Hydrology        
SIOC 207A 4 Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing        
SIOC 207B 4 Digital Signal Processing I     Hodgkiss  
SIOC 207C 4 Digital Signal Processing II        
SIOC 207D 4 Array Processing        
SIOC 208 1 Seminar in Applied Ocean Sciences   J. Hildebrand Staff Staff
SIOC 209 1 Special Topics: MatLab Boot Camp   Giddings    
SIOC 209 4 Special Topics: Numerical Modeling of the Climate System   Eisenman    
SIOC 209 4 Special Topics: Data Analysis for Python     Thompson  
SIOC 209 4 Special Topics: Environmental and Climate Decision Making     Ricke  
SIOC 209 4 Special Topics: Climate Change - Ten Scalable Solutions for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Stability       Ramanathan
SIOC 210 4 Physical Oceanography   MacKinnon / Purkey    
SIOC 211A 4 Ocean Waves I     Feddersen  
SIOC 211B 4 Ocean Waves II       Staff
SIOC 212A 4 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I     MacKinnon  
SIOC 212B 5 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics II       Cessi
SIOC 213 4 Turbulence and Mixing   Armi    
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, B.  
SIOC 216B 4 Applied Complexity       Werner, B.
SIOC 217A 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences I   Russell    
SIOC 217B 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences II     Eisenman  
SIO 217C 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences III       Ramanathan / J. Norris
SIOC 217D 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences IV        
SIOC 218 4 Cloud Dynamics and Climate   J. Norris    
SIOC 218A 4 Observational Methods       Send / Alford
SIOC 218B 4 Practical Methods at Sea        
SIOC 219 1 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Observational Oceanography Seminar   Centurioni Send Feddersen
SIOC 219 1 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Theoretical Oceanography Seminar       Staff
SIOC 219 4 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Proposal Writing     Alford / Send  
SIOC 220 4 Observations of Large-Scale Ocean Circulation       Purkey
SIOC 221A 4 Analysis of Physical Oceanographic Data (A)   Gille    
SIOC 221B 4 Analysis of Physical Oceanographic Data (B)     Rudnick  
SIOC 221C 4 Data Analysis Laboratory   Alford    
SIOC 222 4 Underwater Bioacoustics        
SIOC 235 4 Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction and Climate        
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   J. Norris    
SIOC 251 4 Climate Change: Radiation in the Atmosphere        
SIOC 254 4 Science of Climate Change        
SIOC 261 4 Nearshore Physical Oceanography        
SIOC 267 4 Biogeochemistry        
SIOC 290S 6 Climate Math Shen      
SIOC 291S 6 @Climate Russell      
SIOC 292 4 Introduction to Climate Science & Policy     Conway  
SIOC 296 2 Special Topics: Climate Science & Policy Forum     Gabriel Gabriel
SIOG 223A 4 Geophysical Data Analysis I     C. Constable  
SIOG 223B 4 Geophysical Data Analysis II       Agnew
SIOG 224 4 Internal Constitution of the Earth       Masters / Stegman
SIOG 225 4 Physics of Earth Materials   Agnew    
SIOG 226 4 Introduction to Marine Geophysics        
SIOG 227A 4 Introduction to Seismology     Shearer  
SIOG 227B 4 Advanced Seismology I       Masters
SIOG 227C 4 Advanced Seismology II        
SIOG 228 2 Research Seminar   Castillo Castillo Castillo
SIOG 229 4 Gravity and Geomagnetism     BorsaC. Constable  
SIOG 230 4 Introduction to Inverse Theory        
SIOG 231 4 Introduction to EM Methods in Geophysics        
SIOG 232 2 Ethical and Professional Science       S. Constable / C.Constable
SIOG 233 4 Introduction to Computing at SIO   Shearer    
SIOG 234 4 Geodynamics   Sandwell    
SIOG 236 4 Satellite Remote Sensing       Sandwell
SIOG 237 2 Space Geodesy     Fialko /  Sandwell  
SIOG 238 4 Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations     Fialko  
SIOG 239 4 Special Topics in Geophysics: Material Characterization   Chin    
SIOG 239 2 Special Topics in Geophysics:  Geophysical Measurement at Sea   Sandwell / S. Constable    
SIOG 239   Special Topics in Geophysics: TBA     Castillo  
SIOG 239 1 Special Topics in Geophysics: Geophysics Research Discussion      Chin / Willenbring  
SIOG 239 4 Special Topics in Geophysics: Field Methods for Geophysicists       S. Constable
SIOG 240 4 Marine Geology   Gee / Charles    
SIOG 244 4 Shape and Structure of the Ocean Floor       Lonsdale
SIOG 245 4 Marine Sediments-Paleo Proxies       Kastner
SIOG 246 4 Global Tectonics and Basin Formation        
SIOG 247 4 Rock Magnetism and Paleomagnetism        
SIOG 249 1 Special Topics in Marine Geology: Classic papers in Plate Tectonics   Sclater    
SIOG 249 2 Special Topics in Marine Geology: Sedimentary tracers of productivity and nutrient consumption        
SIOG 251 4 Whole Earth Geochemistry        
SIOG 252A 4 Introduction to Isotope Geochemistry     Castillo / Chin  
SIOG 252B 4 Advanced Isotope Geochemistry I        
SIO 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       All students enroll in SIO 104
SIOG 255A 3 Topics in Paleobiology and History of Life        
SIOG 257 4 Seminar in Petrology        
SIOG 260 4 Marine Chemistry     Barbeau / Martz  
SIOG 261 4 Introduction to Rheology of Solid Earth       Pommier
SIOG 263 4 Aqueous Chemistry        
SIOG 268 2 Seminar in Geochemistry and Marine Chemistry        
SIOG 269 4 Special Topics in Marine Chemistry: TBA       Aluwihare
SIOG 270 4 The Archaeology of Climate Change: Social Adaptation and Vulnerability in Temporal Perspective   Rivera-Collazo    
SIOB 242A 4 Marine Biotechnology I: Tools and Methods   L. Gerwick / Fenical     
SIOB 242B 4 Marine Biotechnology II: Applications     Fenical / Jensen  
SIOB 242C 4 Marine Biotechnology III: Introduction to Bioinformatics        
SIOB 262 2 Marine Chemical Biology Seminar   Moore W. Gerwick Fenical
SIOB 264 4 Special Topics in Marine Natural Products Chemistry       Moore / W. Gerwick
SIOB 269 2 IFER Forum   Levin Braswell Jacobson
SIOB 270 4 Pelagic Ecology        
SIOB 270A 4 Fisheries Oceanography        
SIOB 271 5 Marine Zooplankton     Ohman  
SIOB 272 4 Advanced Statistical Techniques        
SIOB 273 2 Professional Ethics in Science       Leichter / Dayton
SIOB 274 4 Natural History Below the Tide        
SIOB 275A 4 Benthic Ecology     Levin / Leichter  
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   Levin    
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Thesis Proposal Writing for PhD Students   Franks    
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: LTER Approach to Ecosystem Research     Ohman  
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Quantitative Methods in Microbial Oceanography     Azam  
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Long Term Ecological Research Sites       Palenik
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Approaches to Marine Conservation       Aburto
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Fundamentals of Plankton Population and Community Modeling       Barton
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: TBA       A. Allen
SIOB 279 1 Ecology Seminar   Sugihara Landry Leichter
SIOB 280 4 Biological Oceanography   Franks    
SIOB 281 4 Marine Physiology       Tresguerres
SIOB 282 4 Phytoplankton Diversity        
SIOB 283 5 Phycology: Marine Plant Biology        
SIOB 284 6 Marine Invertebrates        
SIOB 285              4 Physical-Biological Interactions        
SIOB 286 4 Marine Science, Economics and Policy: Marine Protected Areas     Sandin  
SIOB 286 4 Marine Science, Economics and Policy: Sustainable Seafood     Mesnick / Shoeffler  
SIOB 287A 4 Marine Microbial Ecology       Azam
SIOB 287B          4 Microbial Physiology        
SIOB 289 4 Pollution, Environment, and Health   Hamdoun    
SIOB 290 4 Marine Biology     Holland Holland
SIOB 291 2 Biology Graduate Research Presentations       Taylor
SIOB 292 4 Communicating Science to Informal Audiences    

All students enroll in SIO 180

 
SIOB 293 6 Applications of Phylogenetics     All students enroll in SIO 147  
SIOB 294 5 Biology of Fishes     Hastings  
SIOB 295 4 Behavior and Ecology of Fishes       Hastings
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Data Analysis & Modeling Techniques   Semmens    
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Ocean Law and Policy   Murray    
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Advanced Programming with R     Archer  
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Marine GIS     Batchelor  
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Cell Target of Marine Natural Products       Hughes
SIOB 297 1 Marine Biology Seminar   A. Allen W. Gerwick

Aburto

SIOB 298 1-4 Special Studies in Marine Sciences        
SIO 295S 8 Introduction to Marine Biodiversity and Conservation—Seminar Murray      
SIO 295 LS 8 Introduction to Marine Biodiversity and Conservation—Lab Murray      
MBC 258 1 Marine Biodiversity & Conservation Forum   Murray Murray