Courses in the SIO Department

This page displays the current 2022-23 plan for classes in the SIO Department, including those in the Climates Change Studies (CCS), Environmental Systems (ESYS), Marine Biodiversity & Conservation (MBC), and Climate Science & Policy (CSP) programs.  Please be aware that all listings are tentative, and class offerings and instructors are subject to change.  Please refer to the Schedule of Classes for times and locations, when available. For course descriptions, either click on the course number or see  the UC San Diego General Catalog.

For additional information on future course offerings in the SIO Department please see the additional info page.  For Summer course offerings, please visit

Courses at Scripps Oceanography

Course Course Title Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter Summer
CCS 101 Carbon Neutrality at UC STAFF
CCS 102 Research Persp/Climate Change Prather, K
CCS 123 PolicyPolitics Climate Change Gabriel, C
ESYS 10 Intro to Environmental Systems Aluwihare, L
ESYS 90 Undergraduate Seminar Talley, L
ESYS 101 Environmental Biology Taylor, J; Diaz, J
ESYS 102 The Solid and Fluid Earth Haase, J
ESYS 103 Envrnmntl Chall: Science & Sol Lerner, A
ESYS 187A Senior Internship Project I Adams, L
ESYS 187B Senior Internship Project II Adams, L
ESYS 187C Envir Sys/Senior Seminar Adams, L
MBC 258 Marine Consrv/Comm Practicum 1 Murray, S
MBC 259 Marine Consrv/Comm Practicum 2 Murray, S
SIO 1 The Planets Stegman, D
SIO 3 Life in the Oceans Aburto Oropeza, M
SIO 10 The Earth Borsa, A
SIO 12 History of Earth & Evolution STAFF
SIO 15 Natural Disasters Laske, M
SIO 16 Geology of the National Parks Gee, J
SIO 20 The Atmosphere STAFF
SIO 25 Climate Change and Society STAFF
SIO 30 The Oceans Castillo, P
SIO 35 Water Driscoll, N
SIO 40 Life and Climate on Earth Barbeau, K
SIO 45 Volcanoes Cook, G
SIO 50 Introduction Physical Geology Cook, G Cook, G
SIO 60 Exp/Oceanic & Atmospheric Sci Ricke, K; Lucas, A
SIO 65 Geosciences Seminar Cook, G
SIO 75 Geological History of Earth STAFF; Van Allen, E
SIO 87 First-year Seminar - An Introduction to Volcanoes Cook, G Cook, G
SIO 87 First-year Seminar - Microbiome Science Gilbert, J
SIO 87 First-year Seminar - Drugs from the Sea? Gerwick, W
SIO 87 First-year Seminar - TBD Lyons, D
SIO 87 First-year Seminar - Rocks that Rock! Cook, G
SIO 87 First-year Seminar - Minerals, Crystals, and Gems Cook, G
SIO 87 First-year Seminar - Photography and Science Aburto Oropeza, M
SIO 90 Undergraduate Seminar STAFF Lucas, A STAFF
SIO 100 Geological Field Methods Norris, R; Gee, J
SIO 101 California Coast Oceanography Aluwihare, L; Decima, M
SIO 102 Introduction to Geochemistry Day, J
SIO 103 Introduction to Geophysics Parnell-Turner, R
SIO 105 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy Driscoll, N
SIO 107 Water Pollution Schartup, A
SIO 108 Paleoclimatology Charles, C
SIO 109R Bending/Curve: Climate Change Forman, F
SIO 110 Intro GIS & GPS for Scientists STAFF
SIO 111 Introduction to Ocean Waves Feddersen, F
SIO 112 Data Science in Geophysics Morzfeld, M
SIO 113 Comp & Data Analysis in Geosci May, D
SIO 115 Ice and the Climate System Fricker, H
SIO 116 Climate Change & Global Health Benmarhnia, T
SIO 117 Physical Basis/Global Warming Keeling, R
SIO 119 Physics and Chem of the Oceans Send, U; Andersson, A
SIO 120 Mineralogy Cook, G
SIO 122 Ecological Developmental Bio Lyons, D
SIO 123 Microbial Env Systems Biology Allen, A
SIO 125 Biomechanics of Marine Life Taylor, J
SIO 126 Marine Microbiology Palenik, B
SIO 127 Marine Molecular Ecology Burton, R
SIO 128 Microbial Life in Extreme Env. Bartlett, D
SIO 132 Introduction to Marine Biology Hechinger, R; Kacev, D
SIO 133 Marine Mammal Biology Baumann-Pickering, S; Kacev, D
SIO 134 Intro/Biological Oceanography Barton, A
SIO 135 Satellite Remote Sensing Sandwell, D; Fricker, H
SIO 136 Marine Biology Laboratory STAFF; Bowman, J; Kacev, D STAFF; Bowman, J; Kacev, D
SIO 138 The Coral Reef Environment Smith, J; Leichter, J; Charles, C
SIO 139 Current Research in Marine Bio Kacev, D
SIO 141 Chem Prin of Marine Systems Pomeroy, R
SIO 143 Ocean Acidification Andersson, A
SIO 145 Intro Field Method Bio Ocean STAFF
SIO 147 Applications of Phylogenetics Rouse, G
SIO 152 Petrology and Petrography Van Allen, E
SIO 153 Geomorphology Rivera-Collazo, I
SIO 155 Whole Earth Geochemistry Day, J
SIO 160 Intro to Global Tectonics Fialko, Y
SIO 161 Seismology Fan, W
SIO 162 Structural Geology Wright, V
SIO 166 Environmental Archaeology d'Alpoim Guedes, J
SIO 170 Volcanology Cook, G
SIO 171 Intro to Physical Oceanography Rudnick, D
SIO 172 Physics of the Atmosphere Norris, J
SIO 173 Dynamics of Atmos & Climate Xie, S; Lutsko, N
SIO 174 Chemistry of Atmosph and Ocean STAFF; Russell, L
SIO 175 Analysis Ocean/Atmosph Data Merrifield, M
SIO 176 Observ Physical Oceanography Straneo, F
SIO 177 Fluid Dynamics Becker, J
SIO 178 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Becker, J
SIO 179 Ocean Instruments and Sensors Martz, T
SIO 181 Marine Biochemistry STAFF
SIO 182 Envr & Exploration Geophysics Constable, S
SIO 186 Microbiomes Across Environmnts Gilbert, J
SIO 187 Stat Methods in Marine Biology Kacev, D
SIO 189 Pollution, Environmnt & Health Hamdoun, A
SIO 190 Special Topic/Earth/Ocean/Atmo - Prof. Issues/Bioinformatics Gaasterland, T
SIO 190 Special Topic/Earth/Ocean/Atmo Sandin, S
SIO 190 Special Topic/Earth/Ocean/Atmo - Introduction to Acoustics Merrifield, M
SIOB 218 Ocean & Coastal Law and Policy Murray, S
SIOB 242C Marine Biotechnology III Gaasterland, T
SIOB 243 Ecologcl/Med Aspcts-Naturl Prd Gerwick, W
SIOB 262 Marine Chemical Biology Seminr Gerwick, W Moore, B Gerwick, W
SIOB 265 Marine Chemical Ecology Jensen, P
SIOB 269 IFER Forum Gneezy, A Braswell, G STAFF
SIOB 270A Fisheries Oceanography Petrik, C
SIOB 271 Marine Zooplankton Decima, M
SIOB 272 Advanced Statistical Technique Sandin, S
SIOB 275A Benthic Ecology Leichter, J
SIOB 276 Quant Theory/Population&Commun Sugihara, G
SIOB 278 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences - Classics in Ecology Leichter, J
SIOB 278 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences - Parasites in Food Webs Hechinger, R
SIOB 279 Ecology Seminar/BO Allen, A Allen, A Allen, A
SIOB 280 Biological Oceanography Franks, P
SIOB 282 Phytoplankton Diversity Palenik, B
SIOB 285 Physical-Biological Interactns Franks, P
SIOB 286 Marine Sci, Econ & Policy - Approaches to Marine Conservat Aburto Oropeza, M
SIOB 286 Marine Sci, Econ & Policy - Sustainable Seafood Smith, J; Mesnick, S
SIOB 291 Biology Graduate Research Pres STAFF Allen, E STAFF
SIOB 296 Special Topics/Ocean Bio - BO Grad Student Presentations Bowman, J; Decima, M
SIOB 296 Special Topics/Ocean Bio - How to Write a Thesis Proposal Franks, P
SIOB 296 Special Topics/Ocean Bio - Data Anlysis/Modleing Tchnques Semmens, B
SIOB 296 Special Topics/Ocean Bio - Survey Design & Analysis STAFF
SIOB 296 Special Topics/Ocean Bio - Marine Cell Biology Hamdoun, A
SIOB 296 Special Topics/Ocean Bio - Marine GIS Batchelor, H
SIOB 296 Special Topics/Ocean Bio - Intro to Programming w/ R STAFF
SIOB 297 Marine Biology Seminar Allen, E Allen, E Allen, E
SIOC 202A Fundamentals of Wave Physics STAFF; Mackinnon, J
SIOC 202B Fundamentals of Wave Physics Hildebrand, J; Stramski, D
SIOC 203A Intro to Applied Mathematics Llewellyn Smith, S
SIOC 203B Intro/Applied Mathematics II Llewellyn Smith, S
SIOC 203C Intro/Applied Mathematics III Young, W
SIOC 205 Estuarine & Coastal Processes Giddings, S
SIOC 207A Fundamentals/Dig Sign Process Meyer, F
SIOC 207B Digital Signal Processing I Rao, B
SIOC 208 Seminar/Applied Ocean Sciences Hildebrand, J Hildebrand, J Hildebrand, J
SIOC 209 Special Topics - MATLAB Bootcamp Giddings, S
SIOC 209 Special Topics - Land Surface Hydrology Levy, M
SIOC 209 Special Topics - Digital Signal Processing Meyer, F
SIOC 210 Physical Oceanography Purkey, S
SIOC 211A Ocean Waves I Mackinnon, J
SIOC 211B Ocean Waves II Feddersen, F
SIOC 212A Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I Eisenman, I
SIOC 212B Geophysical Fluid Dynamics II Cessi, P
SIOC 214A Intro To Fluid Mechanics Giddings, S
SIOC 216A Intro/Physics of Complex Systm Werner, B
SIOC 216B Applied Complexity Werner, B
SIOC 217A Atmospheric & Climate Sci I Evan, A
SIOC 217B Atmospheric & Climate Sci II Norris, J
SIOC 217C Atmospheric & Climate Sci III Lutsko, N
SIOC 217D Atmospheric & Climate Sci IV Russell, L; Keeling, R
SIOC 219 Spec Topics/Physical Oceanogra - Observational Oceanography Sem Lucas, A
SIOC 221A Anlys/Physicl Oceanograph Data Alford, M
SIOC 221B Analysis/Physical Ocean Data Gille, S
SIOC 222 Underwater Bioacoustics Baumann-Pickering, S
SIOC 228 ML for Physical Applications STAFF
SIOC 235 Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction Xie, S
SIOC 237C Optical-Bio Interactions/Ocean Stramski, D
SIOC 267 Biogeochemistry Keeling, R
SIOC 296 Climate Science & Policy Forum Gabriel, C
SIOG 200A Geophysics Research Skills I Fricker, H
SIOG 200B Geophysics Research Skills II May, D
SIOG 200C Geophysics Research Skills III Parnell-Turner, R
SIOG 223A Geophysical Data Analysis I Morzfeld, M
SIOG 223B Geophysical Data Analysis II Agnew, D
SIOG 224 Internal Constitution/Earth Laske, M; Stegman, D
SIOG 225 Physics of Earth Materials Fialko, Y
SIOG 227A Introduction to Seismology Shearer, P
SIOG 227C Advanced Seismology II STAFF; Fan, W
SIOG 228 Research Seminar Allen, E Kacev, D STAFF
SIOG 229 Gravity and Geodesy Borsa, A
SIOG 230 Introduction to Inverse Theory Constable, C
SIOG 232 Ethical & Professional Science Constable, C; Constable, S
SIOG 233 Intro to Computing at SIO Shearer, P
SIOG 234 Geodynamics Sandwell, D
SIOG 236 Satellite Remote Sensing Sandwell, D; Fricker, H
SIOG 237 Space Geodesy Fialko, Y
SIOG 239 Special Topics in Geophysics - GPS/GNSS & Earth Crust Motion Haase, J
SIOG 240 Marine Geology Gee, J; Charles, C
SIOG 242 Rates and Dates Aarons, S
SIOG 249 Spec Topics in Marine Geology - Shipboard Knowledge Production Norris, R
SIOG 251 Whole Earth Geochemistry Day, J
SIOG 260 Marine Chemistry Barbeau, K; Schartup, A
SIOG 263 Aqueous Chemistry Dickson, A
SIOG 269 Spec Topics/Marine Chemistry - Communicating Environmntal Sci Diaz, J
SIOG 269 Spec Topics/Marine Chemistry - Marine Chemistry Lab Martz, T
SIOG 275 Paleoethnobotany d'Alpoim Guedes, J