Courses in the SIO Department

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This page displays the current 2023-24 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.

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Scripps Oceanography Courses 2023/24

Course Course Title Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter Summer
ESYS 101 Environmental Biology Taylor, J; Diaz, J
MBC 258 Marine Consrv/Comm Practicum 1 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 Peach, C
SIO 15 Natural Disasters Laske, M
SIO 16 Geology of the National Parks Gee, J
SIO 30 The Oceans Gille, S; Aarons, S
SIO 35 Water Driscoll, N
SIO 40 Life and Climate on Earth Barbeau, K
SIO 45 Volcanoes Cook, G
SIO 50 Intro to 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 Norris, R; Van Allen, E
SIO 87 First-year Seminar - Weather in San Diego Norris, J
SIO 87 First-year Seminar Aburto Oropeza, M
SIO 100 Geological Field Methods Norris, R; Gee, J
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; Aarons, S
SIO 110 Intro GIS & GPS for Scientists Batchelor, H
SIO 111 Introduction to Ocean Waves Feddersen, F
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
SIO 120 Mineralogy Cook, G
SIO 121 Biology of the Cryosphere Bowman, J
SIO 122 Ecological Developmental Bio Lyons, D
SIO 123 Microbial Env Systems Biology Allen, A
SIO 126 Marine Microbiology Palenik, B
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 Fricker, H
SIO 136 Marine Biology Laboratory Kacev, D
SIO 137 Ecosystems & Fisheries Choy, A; Petrik, C
SIO 138 The Coral Reef Environment Smith, J; Leichter, J; Charles, C
SIO 139 Current Research in Marine Bio Kacev, D
SIO 143 Ocean Acidification Andersson, J
SIO 146 Cell and Dev. Bio. Lab Lyons, D
SIO 152 Petrology and Petrography Van Allen, E
SIO 153 Geomorphology Rivera-Collazo, I
SIO 161 Seismology Shearer, P
SIO 162 Structural Geology Wright, V
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 Lutsko, N
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 Tresguerres, M
SIO 184 Marine Invertebrates Rouse, G
SIO 187 Stat Methods in Marine Biology Kacev, D
SIO 188 Biology of Fishes Arcila, D
SIOB 218 Ocean & Coastal Law and Policy Murray, S
SIOB 242A Marine Biotechnology I Hamdoun, A
SIOB 262 Marine Chemical Biology Seminr Jensen, P
SIOB 272 Advanced Statistical Technique Sandin, S
SIOB 273 Professional Ethics in Science Leichter, J
SIOB 274 Natural History Below the Tide Leichter, J
SIOB 276 Quant Theory/Population&Commun Sugihara, G
SIOB 276L Quantitative Ecology Proj Lab Sugihara, G
SIOB 278 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences Bowman, J; Baumann-Pickering, S
SIOB 280 Biological Oceanography Baumann-Pickering, S; Allen, A
SIOB 296 Special Topics/Ocean Bio Semmens, B; Brazier, E Batchelor, H
SIOB 298 Spec Studies/Marine Sciences Rouse, G
SIOC 202B Fundamentals of Wave Physics Stramski, D; Gabriel, A
SIOC 203A Intro to Applied Mathematics Llewellyn Smith, S
SIOC 203B Intro/Applied Mathematics II Llewellyn Smith, S
SIOC 210 Physical Oceanography Purkey, S
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 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 Keeling, R
SIOC 218B Obs Techniques Sea Practicum Alford, M; Send, U
SIOC 220 Observatns/Lg Scale Ocean Cir Rudnick, D
SIOC 221A Anlys/Physicl Oceanograph Data Alford, M
SIOC 221B Analysis/Physical Ocean Data Gille, S
SIOC 223 Proposal Writing / Exp Design Alford, M; Send, U
SIOC 224 NumericalModel/ClimateSys Eisenman, I
SIOC 237C Optical-Bio Interactions/Ocean Stramski, D
SIOG 200B Geophysics Research Skills II Parnell-Turner, R
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 225 Physics of Earth Materials Fialko, Y
SIOG 228 Research Seminar Allen, E Allen, E Allen, E
SIOG 229 Gravity and Geodesy Borsa, A
SIOG 233 Intro to Computing at SIO Shearer, P
SIOG 234 Geodynamics Sandwell, D
SIOG 235 Computational Inverse Problems Morzfeld, M
SIOG 237 Space Geodesy Fialko, Y
SIOG 239 Special Topics in Geophysics - Seismology Seminar Fan, W
SIOG 239 Special Topics in Geophysics - Seismology Shearer, P
SIOG 239 Special Topics in Geophysics - SEISMOLOGY Gabriel, A
SIOG 240 Marine Geology Gee, J; Charles, C
SIOG 269 Spec Topics/Marine Chemistry Diaz, J Martz, T