Courses 2016-2017

This is a tentative listing of Scripps courses for the 2016-2017 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: 2015-16, 2014-152013-14

 

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Course Units Course Title

Summer Quarter
2016

Fall Quarter
2016
Winter Quarter
2017
Spring Quarter
2017
SIO 1 4 The Planets     Stegman / 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, S.P.  
SIO 25 4 Climate Change and Society   Teranes Teranes  
SIO 30 4 The Oceans   Castillo / Holland    
SIO 35 4 Water     Driscoll  
SIO 40 4 Life and Climate on Earth   Barbeau    
SIO 45 4 Volcanoes        
SIO 50 6 Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences   Cook   Cook
SIO 87 1 Freshman Seminar   Cook     
SIO 87 1 Freshman Seminar   J. Norris    
SIO 87 1 Freshman Seminar: Minerals, Crystals, and Gems     Cook  
SIO 87 1 Freshman Seminar: Rocks that Rock!       Cook
SIO 87 1 Freshman Seminar: An Introduction to Volcanoes       Cook
SIO 90 1 Undergraduate Seminar   Deheyn   Teranes
SIO 96   Frontiers in Earth Sciences        
SIO 100 4 Introduction to Field Methods   Day   Tauxe
SIO 101 4 California Coastal Oceanography   Aluwihare     
SIO 102 4 Introduction to Geochemistry     Kastner  
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   Hilton / Brown    
SIO 108 4 Introduction to Paleoclimatology   Teranes    
SIO 109 4 Bending Curve: Climate Change        Ramanathan
SIO 110 4 Inroduction to GIS and GPS for Scientists     Minster  
SIO 111 4 Introduction to Ocean Waves  *Offered Alternate Years, Next offered in 2017-2018*        
SIO 113 4 Introduction to Computational Earth Science       Tauxe
SIO 114 4 Science / Analysis of Environmental Justice       B. Werner
SIO 115 4 Ice and the Climate System     Fricker  
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 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     Fenical  
SIO 130 4 Scientific Diving     McDonald  
SIO 132 4 Introduction to Marine Biology  

BurtonHechinger

   
SIO 133 4 Marine Mammal Biology       J. Hildebrand / Ballance
SIO 134 4 Introduction to Biological Oceanography     Landry  
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       SmithCharles / Leichter 
SIO 139 1 Current Research in Marine Biology       Deheyn
SIO 141 4 Chemical Principles of Marine Systems       Dickson
SIO 143 4 Ocean Acidification     Andersson  
SIO 144 4 Intro to Isotope Geochemistry     Severinghaus / Castillo  
SIO 147 6 Applications of Phylogenetics  *Offered Alternate Years, Next offered in 2017-2018*        
SIO 152 4 Petrology and Petrography       Day
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 Archeology     Rivera-Collazo  
SIO 170 4 Introduction to Volcanology  

Cook 

   
SIO 170L 2 Introduction to Volcanology Field Experience  

 

   
SIO 171 4 Introduction to Physical Oceanography        
SIO 172 4 Introduction to Atmospheric Science     Evan  
SIO 173 4

Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Climate

     

J. Norris 

SIO 180 4 Communicating Science to Informal Audiences    

Paulenich/ Taniguchi

 
SIO 181 4 Marine Biochemistry       Tresguerres
SIO 182 4 Environmental and Exploration Geophysics       S. Constable
SIO 183   Phycology: Marine Plant Biology  *Offered Alternate Years, Next offered in 2017-2018*        
SIO 184 6 Marine Invertebrates  *Offered Alternate Years*     Rouse  
SIO 185 4 Marine Microbiology Laboratory     Brahamsha  
SIO 187 4 Statistical Methods in Marine Biology       Semmens
SIO 188 5 Biology of Fishes     Hastings  
SIO 189 4 Pollution, Environment and Health   Hamdoun    
SIO 190   Special Topics in Earth Sciences: Big Data in Computational Molecular Biology       Gaasterland
SIO 192 1 Senior Seminar   Hughes    
SIO 197 2 Earth Science Internship   Peach Peach  
SIOC 200A 4 Computational Ocean Acoustics and Signal Processing I   Kuperman    
SIOC 200B 4 Computational Ocean Acoustics and Signal Processing II     Kuperman  
SIO 200C 4 Computational Ocean Acoustics and Signal Processing III       Kuperman
SIOC 201 4 Geological Record of Climate Change        
SIOC 202A 4 Fundamentals of Wave Physics     Kuperman / Melville  
SIOC 202B 4 Fundamentals of Wave Physics       Stramski / 
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 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   Stramski Stramski Stramski
SIOC 209 2 Special Topics: Ice Sheets and Future Sea Level   Severinghaus    
SIOC 209 4 Special Topics: Data Analysis for Python   Thompson    
SIOC 209 3 Special Topics: Communicating Science to the Public   Paulenich/ Taniguchi    
SIOC 209 1 Special Topics: MatLab Boot Camp   Giddings    
SIOC 209 2 Special Topics: Ice Sheets     Severinghaus  
SIOC 209 2 Special Topics: Paleoclimate Seminar       Severinghaus
SIOC 209 4 Special Topics: Climate Change: Radiation in the Atmosphere       Evan
SIOC 209 4 Special Topics: Introduction to Numerical Modeling of the Climate       Eisenman
SIOC 209 4 Special Topics: Machine Learning for Physical Applications       Gerstoft
SIOC 210 4 Physical Oceanography   Talley    
SIOC 211A 4 Ocean Waves I     Feddersen  
SIOC 211B 4 Ocean Waves II       Melville
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 / Hendershott     
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     B. Werner  
SIOC 216B 4 Applied Complexity       B. Werner
SIOC 217A 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences I   Russell    
SIOC 217B 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences II     J. Norris  
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        
SIOC 218A 4 Observational Methods        
SIOC 218B 4 Practical Methods at Sea       Send
SIOC 219 1 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Observational Oceanography Seminar     Send Feddersen
SIOC 219 1 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Theoretical Oceanography Seminar   Cessi   Young
SIOC 219 2 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Data Analysis   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       Baumann-Pickering / Sirovic
SIOC 235 4 Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction and Climate       Xie, S.P.
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 254 4 Science of Climate Change        
SIOC 261 4 Nearshore Physical Oceanography       Feddersen
SIOC 267 4 Biogeochemistry       Severinghaus
SIOC 290S 6 Climate Math Shen      
SIOC 291S 6 @Climate Staff      
SIOC 292 4 Introduction to Climate Science & Policy     Conway  
SIOC 296 2 Special Topics: Climate Science & Policy Forum     Russell Russell
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 
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       Orcutt
SIOG 228 2 Research Seminar   Castillo Castillo Castillo
SIOG 229 4 Gravity and Geomagnetism     BorsaC. Constable  
SIOG 230 4 Introduction to Inverse Theory   C. Constable    
SIOG 231 4 Introduction to EM Methods in Geophysics     S. Constable  
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       All students enroll in SIO 135
SIOG 237 2 Space Geodesy     Fialko /  Sandwell  
SIOG 239 1 Special Topics in Geophysics: Geophysics Research Discussion     Stegman / Blackman Stegman / Blackman
SIOG 239 1 Special Topics in Geophysics: Geological Field Methods for Geophysicists     Tauxe  
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        
SIOG 246 4 Global Tectonics and Basin Formation        
SIOG 247 4 Rock Magnetism and Paleomagnetism        
SIOG 249 1 Special Topics in Marine Geology   Sclater    
SIOG 249 4 Special Topics in Marine Geology: Advanced Petrology       Day / Gee
SIOG 251 4 Whole Earth Geochemistry       All students enroll in SIO 155
SIOG 252A 4 Introduction to Isotope Geochemistry     Castillo / Severinghaus  
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   Lonsdale    
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     Dickson / Aluwihare  
SIOG 261 4 Introduction to Rheology of Solid Earth       Pommier
SIOG 263 4 Aqueous Chemistry   Dickson    
SIOG 268 2 Seminar in Geochemistry and Marine Chemistry        
SIOG 269 4 Special Topics in Marine Chemistry: Collaborative Biogeochemical Research in Near-shore Environments   Andersson    
SIOG 269 2 Special Topics in Marine Chemistry: Seminar in Geochemistry and Marine Chemistry     Martz  
SIOG 269 4 Special Topics in Marine Chemistry: Ocean Acidification     Andersson  
SIOG 269 4 Special Topics in Marine Chemistry: Biogeochemistry of Element Cycling in Marine Environment       Aluwihare / Barbeau
SIOG 269 4 Special Topics in Marine Chemistry: Marine Chemistry Lab.       Martz
SIOB 242A 4 Marine Biotechnology I: Tools and Methods        
SIOB 242B 4 Marine Biotechnology II: Applications        
SIOB 242C 4 Marine Biotechnology III: Introduction to Bioinformatics       Gaasterland
SIOB 262 2 Marine Chemical Biology Seminar   Fenical Jensen Hughes
SIOB 264 4 Special Topics in Marine Natural Products Chemistry        
SIOB 270 4 Pelagic Ecology       A. Allen 
SIOB 270A 4 Fisheries Oceanography        
SIOB 271 5 Marine Zooplankton        
SIOB 272 4 Advanced Statistical Techniques     Sandin  
SIOB 273 2 Professional Ethics in Science       Leichter / Dayton
SIOB 274 4 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 Sugihara
SIOB 277 4 Deep-Sea Biology        
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Quantitative Method in Microbial Oceanography   Azam    
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: BO Project Write-up     Franks  
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Spatial Ecology     Sandin  
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Global Marine Biodiversity Policy & Treaties       Levin / Aburto
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Costal Ecology       Leichter
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Ocean Omics       E. Allen
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Marine Cell Biology       Hamdoun
SIOB 279 1 Ecology Seminar   Landry Landry Ohman 
SIOB 280 4 Biological Oceanography   Franks    
SIOB 281 4 Marine Physiology        
SIOB 282 4 Phytoplankton Diversity   Palenik    
SIOB 283 5 Phycology: Marine Plant Biology     All students enroll in SIO 183  
SIOB 284 6 Marine Invertebrates     All students enroll in SIO 184  
SIOB 285              4 Physical-Biological Interactions       Franks
SIOB 286 4 Marine Science, Economics and Policy: Wetlands Ecology, Conservation and Management     Levin  
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        
SIOB 290 4 Marine Biology     Holland Holland
SIOB 291 2 Biology Graduate Research Presentations       Hughes / 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        
SIOB 295 4 Behavior and Ecology of Fishes       Hastings
SIOB 296 1 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Ocean Law and Policy   Mengerink    
SIOB 296 2 Special Topics in Marine Biology: IFER Seminar   Jacobsen R. Norris R. Norris
SIOB 296 2 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Biochemical Adaptation   Burton    
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Anticancer Natural Products     Hughes  
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Marine GIS     Batchelor  
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Recent Advances in Plankton Ecology     Ohman  
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Introduction to Programming with R       Archer
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology:  Parasites, Infectious disease, & Ecology       Hechinger
SIOB 296 2 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Ecological and Medicinal Aspects of Natural Products       W. Gerwick
SIOB 297 1 Marine Biology Seminar   Taylor Azam

Hamdoun

SIOB 298 1-4 Special Studies in Marine Sciences        
SIO 295S 8 Introduction to Marine Biodiversity and Conservation—Seminar Cramer      
SIO 295 LS 8 Introduction to Marine Biodiversity and Conservation—Lab Cramer