Course Schedule 2015-2016

This is a tentative listing of Scripps courses for the 2015-2016 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: https://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: 2014-152013-14

 

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Course Units Course Title Fall Quarter
2015
Winter Quarter
2016
Spring Quarter
2016
SIO 1 4 The Planets   Stegman  
SIO 3 4 Life in the Oceans   Aburto  
SIO 10 4 The Earth   Sclater Sclater
SIO 12 4 History of the Earth and Evolution Peach    
SIO 15 4 Natural Disasters Laske    
SIO 16 4 Geology of the National Parks      
SIO 20 4 The Atmosphere   Gershunov  
SIO 25 4 Climate Change and Society Teranes    
SIO 30 4 The Oceans Castillo / MacKinnon / Holland     
SIO 35 4 Water   Driscoll  
SIO 40 4 Life and Climate on Earth Barbeau    
SIO 45 4 Volcanoes   Cook  
SIO 50 6 Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences Cook   Cook
SIO 87 1 Freshman Seminar Talley / Cook / J. Norris Cook / Aburto Cook
SIO 90 1 Undergraduate Seminar Deheyn   Teranes
SIO 96   Frontiers in Earth Sciences      
SIO 100 4 Introduction to Field Methods Tauxe / Day    
SIO 101 4 California Coastal Oceanography Aluwihare / Landry    
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 110 4 Inroduction to GIS and GPS for Scientists   Minster  
SIO 111 4 Introduction to Ocean Waves   Salmon  
SIO 112 4 Urban Landscapes      
SIO 113 4 Introduction to Computational Earth Science     Key
SIO 114 4 Science / Analysis of Environmental Justice     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 Allen, A.    
SIO 125 4 Biomechanics of Marine Life     Taylor
SIO 126 4 Marine Microbiology   Palenik  
SIO 126L 4 Marine Microbiology Laboratory   Brahamsha  
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 132 4 Introduction to Marine Biology

Burton /Hastings

   
SIO 133 4 Marine Mammal Biology     J Hildebrand / Ballance
SIO 134 4 Introduction to Biological Oceanography   Landry  
SIO 135 4 Satellite Remote Sensing     Sandwell / Fricker
SIO 136 6 Marine Biology Laboratory     Brahamsha / Semmens / Sirovic / Wegner
SIO 138 4 The Coral Reef Environment     Leichter / Smith / Charles
SIO 139 1 Current Research in Marine Biology     Deheyn
SIO 141 4 Chemical Principles of Marine Systems     Dickson
SIO 143 4 Ocean Acidification      
SIO 144 4 Intro to Isotope Geochemistry   Castillo / Severinghaus  
SIO 147 6 Applications of Phylogenetics   Rouse  
SIO 148 6 Evolution of Earth's Biosphere      
SIO 150 4 Physics and Chemistry of Planetary Interiors   Day / Stegman  
SIO 152 4 Petrology and Petrography     Day
SIO 154 4 Macroevolution      
SIO 155 4 Whole Earth Geochemistry     Hilton
SIO 160 4 Introduction to Tectonics     Fialko
SIO 162 4 Structural Geology   Brown  
SIO 170 4 Introduction to Volcanology

Cook 

   
SIO 170L 2 Introduction to Volcanology Field Experience

Day / Cook

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

SIO 173:  Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Climate

   

 

SIO 180 4 Communicating Science to Informal Audiences  

Peach

 
SIO 181 4 Marine Biochemistry     Tresguerres
SIO 182 4 Environmental and Exploration Geophysics   S Constable  
SIO 183   Phycology: Marine Plant Biology   Smith  
SIO 184 6 Marine Invertebrates      
SIO 186 4 Interactions Between Humans and the Natural Environment      
SIO 187 4 Statistical Methods in Marine Biology      
SIO 189 4 Pollution, Environment and Health Hamdoun    
SIO 190   Special Topics in Earth Sciences      
SIO 192 1 Senior Seminar      
SIO 200A 4 Computational Ocean Acoustics and Signal Processing I      
SIO 200B 4 Computational Ocean Acoustics and Signal Processing II      
SIO 200C 4 Computational Ocean Acoustics and Signal Processing III      
SIO 201 4 Geological Record of Climate Change Charles    
SIO 202A 4 Fundamentals of Wave Physics   Kuperman / Melville  
SIO 202B 4 Fundamentals of Wave Physics     Stramski 
SIO 203A 4 Introduction to Applied Mathematics I Llewellyn-Smith    
SIO 203B 4 Introduction to Applied Mathematics II   Llewellyn-Smith  
SIO 203C 5 Introduction to Applied Mathematics III     Young
SIO 204 4 Acoustics     Buckingham
SIO 206 4 Land Surface Hydrology      
SIO 207A 4 Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing      
SIO 207B 4 Digital Signal Processing I   Hodgkiss  
SIO 207C 4 Digital Signal Processing II      
SIO 208 1 Seminar in Applied Ocean Sciences Stramski Stramski Stramski
SIO 209 4 Special Topics: Community Based Science Werner Werner Werner
SIO 209 2 Special Topics: Data Analysis for Python Thompson    
SIO 209 4 Special Topics: Global Warming Dynamics   Xie  
SIO 209 1 Special Topics: IPCC Seminar Talley    
SIO 209 2 Special Topics: Lectures in Sustainability Science     Ramanathan
SIO 209 1 Special Topics: Paleoclimate Seminar Severinghaus   Severinghaus
SIO 209 1 Special Topics: MatLab BootCamp Eisenman    
SIO 209 2 Special Topics: Earth and Marine Science Teaching
Techniques
Cook / Peach    
SIO 209 4 Special Topics: Climate Change: Ten Scalable Solutions     Ramanathan
SIO 210 4 Physical Oceanography Talley    
SIO 211A 4 Ocean Waves I   Feddersen  
SIO 211B 4 Ocean Waves II     Melville
SIO 212A 4 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I   MacKinnon  
SIO 212B 5 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics II     Cessi
SIO 213 4 Turbulence and Mixing Armi    
SIO 214A 4 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics Hendershott / Giddings    
SIO 214B 4 Environmental Fluid Dynamics      
SIO 215A 4 Applied Mathematics for Oceanographers I      
SIO 215B 4 Applied Mathematics for Oceanographers II      
SIO 215C 4 Applied Mathematics for Oceanographers III      
SIO 216 4 Introduction to the Physics of Complex Systems   Werner  
SIO 217A 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences I

Russell / Evan

   
SIO 217B 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences II   Eisenman  
SIO 217C 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences III     Ramanathan/J Norris
SIO 217D 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences IV   Russell / Keeling  
SIO 218 4 Cloud Dynamics and Climate      
SIO 218A 4 Observational Methods     Send
SIO 218B 4 Practical Methods at Sea     Send
SIO 219 4 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Estuarine Processes     Giddings
SIO 219 1 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Observational Oceanography Seminar MacKinnon Alford Feddersen
SIO 219 4 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Observations of Small-Scale Processes   Alford  
SIO 219 1 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Theoretical Oceanography Seminar Cessi   Young
SIO 220 4 Observations of Large-Scale Ocean Circulation     Roemmich
SIO 221A 4 Analysis of Physical Oceanographic Data (A) Buckingham    
SIO 221B 4 Analysis of Physical Oceanographic Data (B)   Rudnick  
SIO 221C 4 Data Analysis Laboratory Gille    
SIO 222 4 Underwater Bioacoustics      
SIO 223A 4 Geophysical Data Analysis I   C Constable  
SIO 223B 4 Geophysical Data Analysis II     Agnew
SIO 224 4 Internal Constitution of the Earth     Masters 
SIO 225 4 Physics of Earth Materials Agnew    
SIO 226 4 Introduction to Marine Geophysics      
SIO 227A 4 Introduction to Seismology   Shearer  
SIO 227C 4 Advanced Seismology II      
SIO 228 2 Research Seminar Castillo Castillo Castillo
SIO 229 4 Gravity and Geomagnetism   Borsa / C Constable  
SIO 231 4 Introduction to EM Methods in Geophysics S Constable    
SIO 232 2 Ethical and Professional Science     S Constable / C Constable
SIO 233 4 Introduction to Computing at SIO Shearer    
SIO 234 4 Geodynamics Sandwell    
SIO 235 4 Ocean Atmosphere Interaction     Xie
SIO 236 4 Satellite Remote Sensing     Sandwell / Fricker
SIO 237A 4 Introduction to Ocean Optics     Stramski
SIO 237B 4 Ocean Color Remote Sensing      
SIO 237C 2 Optical-Biological Interactions in the Ocean      
SIO 239 2 Special Topics in Geophysics: Field Methods for Geophysicists     Borsa / SConstable
SIO 239   Special Topics in Geophysics: Field Methods for Geophysicists   Tauxe  
SIO 239 1 Special Topics in Geophysics: Geophysics Research Discussion Brown / Stegman Stegman / Blackman Stegman / Blackman
SIO 239 2 Special Topics in Geophysics: Space Geodesy   Fialko / Sandwell  
SIO 239 4 Special Topics in Geophysics: Numerical Methods   Fialko  
SIO 239 4 Special Topics in Geophysics: Rock Physics     Pommier
SIO 240 4 Marine Geology Gee / Charles    
SIO 241 4 Advanced Signal Processing     Kuperman
SIO 242A 4 Marine Biotechnology I: Tools and Methods

Gerwick,L. / Fenical

   
SIO 242B 4 Marine Biotechnology II: Applications  

Bartlett/ Fenical

 
SIO 243 4 Marine Paleoecology      
SIO 244 4 Shape and Structure of the Ocean Floor     Lonsdale
SIO 245 4 Marine Sediments-Paleo Proxies      
SIO 246 4 Global Tectonics and Basin Formation      
SIO 247 4 Rock Magnetism and Paleomagnetism     Tauxe
SIO 248 6 Evolution of Earth's Biosphere      
SIO 249 4 Special Topics in Marine Geology      
SIO 250 4 Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics      
SIO 251 4 Whole Earth Geochemistry     Hilton
SIO 252A 4 Introduction to Isotope Geochemistry   Severinghaus / Castillo  
SIO 252B 4 Advanced Isotope Geochemistry I      
SIO 252C 4 Advanced Isotope Geochemistry II      
SIO 253 4 Interactions of Oceanic Plates and the California Margin Lonsdale    
SIO 254 4 Science of Climate Change     Ramanathan
SIO 255 6 Paleobiology and History of Life R Norris    
SIO 257 4 Seminar in Petrology      
SIO 260 4 Marine Chemistry   Barbeau / Martz  
SIO 261 4 Nearshore Physical Oceanography     Feddersen
SIO 261 4 Intro Rheology of Solid Earth     Pommier
SIO 262 1 Marine Chemical Biology Seminar     Gerwick, W./Moore
SIO 263 4 Aqueous Chemistry     Severinghaus / Keeling
SIO 264 4 Special Topics in Marine Natural Products Chemistry     Gerwick, W./Moore
SIO 267 4 Biogeochemistry     Severinghaus / Keeling
SIO 268 1 Seminar in Geochemistry and Marine Chemistry      
SIO 269 4 Special Topics in Marine Chemistry: Instrumental Methods   Martz  
SIO 270 4 Pelagic Ecology      
SIO 270A 4 Fisheries Oceanography     Checkley
SIO 271 5 Marine Zooplankton   Ohman  
SIO 272 4 Advanced Statistical Techniques   Sandin  
SIO 273 2 Professional Ethics in Science      
SIO 274 6 Natural History Below the Tide     Leichter
SIO 275A 4 Benthic Ecology   Levin / Leichter  
SIO 275B 6 Natural History of Coastal Habitats      
SIO 276 4 Quantitative Theory of Populations and Communities Sugihara    
SIO 276L 4 Quantitative Ecology Project Lab   Sugihara Sugihara
SIO 277 4 Deep-Sea Biology Levin    
SIO 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: "Interannual Variability in the California Current Ecosystem" Ohman / Rudnick    
SIO 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: "Metabolic Theory of Ecology"   Hechinger  
SIO 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: "Marine Cell Biology"   Hamdoun  
SIO 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: "TARA Oceans and deciphering the plankton interactome"     Allen, A.
SIO 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: "Classics in Marine Ecology and Oceanography"     Landry /Dayton/Leichter
SIO 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Marine Cell Biology      
SIO 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: "Natural history and Management of Marine Biodiversity Hot Spots"     Aburto
SIO 279 1 Ecology Seminar Levin Ohman Landry
SIO 280 4 Biological Oceanography Franks    
SIO 281 4 Environmental Physiology and Biochemistry of Marine Organisms     Tresguerres
SIO 282 4 Phytoplankton Diversity      
SIO 283 5 Phycology: Marine Plant Biology   All students enroll in SIO 183  
SIO 284 6 Marine Invertebrates      
SIO 285 4 Physical-Biological Interactions      
SIO 286 4 Marine Science, Economics and Policy: Approaches to Marine Conservation      
SIO 286 4 Marine Science, Economics and Policy: Marine Protected Areas   Sandin  
SIO 286 4 Marine Science, Economics and Poilcy: Wetlands Ecology and Conservation      
SIO 287A 4 Marine Microbial Ecology   Azam  
SIO 287B 4 Microbial Physiology      
SIO 288 4 Marine Microbial Laboratory      
SIO 289 4 Pollution, Environment, and Health Hamdoun    
SIO 290 4 Marine Biology   Holland Holland
SIO 291 2 Biology Graduate Research Presentations     Hughes 
SIO 292 4 Communicating Science to Informal Audiences  

All students enroll in SIO 180

 
SIO 293 6 Applications of Phylogenetics   All students enroll in SIO 147  
SIO 294 5 Biology of Fishes   Hastings  
SIO 296 2 Special Topics in Marine Biology: IFER Seminar Norris, R. Norris, R. Norris, R.
SIO 296 1 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Chemical Biology Student Presentations Fenical    
SIO 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Marine Chemical Biology Hughes    
SIO 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Data Analysis and Modeling Techniques   Semmens  
SIO 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Marine GIS   Batchelor  
SIO 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Ocean Law and Policy Mengerink    
SIO 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Bayesian Population Analysis     Semmens
SIOC 296 2 Special Topics: Climate Science & Policy Forum     Russell
SIO 297 1 Marine Biology Seminar Bartlett Sandin

Hildebrand, M./Taylor