Courses

This is a tentative listing of Scripps courses for the 2019-2020 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: 2018-19,  2017-182016-172015-16, 2014-152013-14

 

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Course Units Course Title Fall Quarter
2019
Winter Quarter
2020
Spring Quarter
2020
Summer Quarter
2020
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     
SIO 25 4 Climate Change and Society   Teranes    
SIO 30 4 The Oceans Castillo / HollandSend      
SIO 35 4 Water   Driscoll    
SIO 40 4 Life and Climate on Earth Barbeau      
SIO 45 4 Volcanoes   Cook    
SIO 45GS 4 Global Volcanism        
SIO 50 6 Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences Cook   Cook  
SIO 60 4 Experiences in Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences LucasRicke      
SIO 87 1 Freshman Seminar: An Introduction To Volcanoes Cook       
SIO 90 1 Undergraduate Seminar ASE ASE ASE  
SIO 96   Frontiers in Earth Sciences        
SIO 100 4 Introduction to Field Methods R. Norris / Gee      
SIO 101 4 California Coastal Oceanography Aluwihare / Landry      
SIO 102 4 Introduction to Geochemistry   Kastner / Day     
SIO 103 4 Introduction to Geophysics   Parnell-Turner / S. Constable    
SIO 104 6 Paleobiology and History of Life     R. Norris  
SIO 105 4 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy        
SIO 106 4 Introduction to Hydrogeology Brown / Willenbring      
SIO 108 4 Introduction to Paleoclimatology Teranes      
SIO 109 4 Bending Curve: Climate Change    Ramanathan / Staff Ramanathan / Staff  
SIO 110 4 Introduction to GIS and GPS for Scientists   Staff    
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   Fricker    
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        
SIO 121GS 4 Geology of the Alps        
SIO 122 4 Ecological Development Biology        
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

Hechinger / Staff

     
SIO 133 4 Marine Mammal Biology     Baumann-Pickering / Ballance  
SIO 134 4 Introduction to Biological Oceanography   Landry / Barton    
SIO 135 4 Satellite Remote Sensing     Sandwell / Fricker  
SIO 136 6 Marine Biology Laboratory

Baumann-Pickering /  Bowman /N. Wegner /  / Staff 

 

Baumann-Pickering /
Bowman /N. Wegner /  / Staff 

 
SIO 137 4 Ecosystems and Fisheries Choy      
SIO 138 4 The Coral Reef Environment     Charles / Leichter / Smith  
SIO 139 2 Current Research in Marine Biology   Palenik / Staff Palenik / Staff  
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*      Rouse  
SIO 152 6 Petrology and Petrography     VanAllen (Chin)  
SIO 155 4 Whole Earth Geochemistry Day       
SIO 160 4 Introduction to Tectonics     Stegman  
SIO 162 4 Structural Geology   Brown    
SIO 164 4 Introduction to Maritime Archaeology   Rivera-Collazo Staff  
SIO 166 4 Environmental Archaeology   Guedes    
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     Russell / Dickson  
SIO 175 4 Analysis of Oceanic and Atmospheric Data Merrifield      
SIO 176 4 Observational Physical Oceanography     Straneo  
SIO 177 4 Fluid Dynamics Becker      
SIO 178 4 Geophyiscal Fluid Dynamics   Becker    
SIO 179 4 Ocean Instruments & Sensors Martz   Martz  
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*   J. Smith    
SIO 184 6 Marine Invertebrates  *Offered Alternate Years*        
SIO 185 4 Marine Microbiology Laboratory   Brahamsha    
SIO 187 4 Statistical Methods in Marine Biology     Staff  
SIO 188 5 Biology of Fishes   Hastings    
SIO 189 4 Pollution, Environment and Health Hamdoun      
SIO 190 4 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   BuckinghamHendershott    
SIOC 202B 4 Fundamentals of Wave Physics     Hildebrand / Kuperman  
SIOC 203A 4 Introduction to Applied Mathematics I Sanchez      
SIOC 203B 4 Introduction to Applied Mathematics II   Llewellyn-Smith    
SIOC 203C 5 Introduction to Applied Mathematics III     Young  
SIOC 204 4 Underwater Acoustics        
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        
SIOC 207C 4 Digital Signal Processing II        
SIOC 207D 4 Array Processing        
SIOC 208 1 Seminar in Applied Ocean Sciences J. Hildebrand J. Hildebrand J. Hildebrand  
SIOC 209 1 Special Topics: MatLab Boot Camp Giddings      
SIOC 209 2 Special Topics: Paleoclimate Severinghaus      
SIOC 209 4 Special Topics: Mesoscale Meteorology J. Norris      
SIOC 209 4 Special Topics: Climate Modeling       Eisenman  
SIOC 210 4 Physical Oceanography Talley      
SIOC 211A 4 Ocean Waves I    MacKinnon     
SIOC 211B 4 Ocean Waves II     Feddersen  
SIOC 212A 4 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I   Eisenman    
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   Xie    
SIO 217C 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences III      Ramanathan  
SIOC 217D 4 Atmospheric and Climate Sciences IV        
SIOC 218 4 Cloud Dynamics and Climate        
SIOC 218A 4 Observational Techniques in Oceanography     Send / Alford  
SIOC 218B 4 Practical Methods at Sea        
SIOC 219 2 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Observational Oceanography Seminar Staff  Send   MacKinnon   
SIOC 219 4 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Tides     Hendershott  
SIOC 219 4 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Ice Sheet and Ocean Interaction  

 

 Straneo  
SIOC 220 4 Observations of Large-Scale Ocean Circulation     Talley  
SIOC 221A 4 Analysis of Physical Oceanographic Data (A) Gille      
SIOC 221B 4 Analysis of Physical Oceanographic Data (B)   Rudnick / Merrifield    
SIOC 221C 4 Data Analysis Laboratory Alford      
SIOC 222 4 Underwater Bioacoustics        
SIOC 223 4 Proposal Writing and Oceanographic Experiment Design   Alford / Send      
SIOC 235 4 Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction and Climate     Xie  
SIOC 237A 4 Introduction to Ocean Optics        
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        
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     Keeling   
SIOC 290S 6 Climate Math        
SIOC 291S 6 @Climate        
SIOC 292 4 Introduction to Climate Science & Policy Staff      
SIOC 293 4 Ocean-Atmosphere Processes and Climate Variability         
SIOC 296 2 Climate Science & Policy Forum Gabriel      
SIOC 296 2 Climate Science & Policy Forum: Politics and Policy of Climate Change   Gabriel    
SIOG 222 4 Introduction to Industry Reflection Seismic Methods        
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   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        
SIOG 227C 4 Advanced Seismology II        
SIOG 228 2 Research Seminar Staff Staff

Staff

 
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        
SIOG 234 4 Geodynamics Sandwell      
SIOG 236 4 Satellite Remote Sensing     Sandwell / Fricker  
SIOG 237 2 Space Geodesy   Sandwell    
SIOG 238 4 Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations        
SIOG 239 2 Special Topics in Geophysics: TBA   Sandwell    
SIOG 239 4 Special Topics in Geophysics: Problems in Tectonics  

 

Parnell-Turner  
SIOG 240 4 Marine Geology Gee / Charles      
SIOG 242 4 Rates and Dates: Application of Modern Geochronology        
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 251 4 Whole Earth Geochemistry Day      
SIOG 252A 4 Introduction to Isotope Geochemistry   Severinghaus / Castillo     
SIOG 252B 4 Advanced Isotope Geochemistry I        
SIOG 252C 4 Advanced Isotope Geochemistry II        
SIOG 253 4 Interactions of Oceanic Plates and the California Margin Lonsdale / Castillo       
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:        
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   Gilbert \  Hamdoun    
SIOB 242B 4 Marine Biotechnology II: Applications   Jensen \ Moore    
SIOB 242C 4 Marine Biotechnology III: Introduction to Bioinformatics        
SIOB 243 2 Ecological and Medicinal Aspects of Natural Products        
SIOB 262 2 Marine Chemical Biology Seminar Jensen  Moore W. Gerwick  
SIOB 264 4 Special Topics in Marine Natural Products Chemistry     Moore / W. Gerwick  
SIOB 265 4 Marine Chemical Ecology   Jensen    
SIOB 269 2 IFER Forum Braswell Watson Shurin  
SIOB 270 4 Pelagic Ecology   A. Allen \ Ohman    
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     Leichter  
SIOB 275A 4 Benthic Ecology   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 Sugihara  
SIOB 277 4 Deep-Sea Biology LevinChoy      
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Marine Cell Biology  Hamdoun      
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Ocean Omics   E. Allen     
SIOB 278 2 Seminar in Ocean Biosciences: Tetrapods     Baumann-Pickering / Ballance  
SIOB 279 1 Ecology Seminar Ohman Leichter Landry  
SIOB 280 4 Biological Oceanography Levin / A. Allen      
SIOB 281 4 Marine Physiology     Tresguerres  
SIOB 282 4 Phytoplankton Diversity        
SIOB 283 5 Phycology: Marine Plant Biology        
SIOB 284 6 Marine Invertebrates     All students enroll in SIO 184  
SIOB 285              4 Physical-Biological Interactions        
SIOB 286 4 Marine Science, Economics and Policy: Sustainable Seafood   Mesnick    
SIOB 286 4 Marine Science, Economics and Policy:   Approaches to Marine Science Conservation Aburto      
SIOB 287A 4 Marine Microbial Ecology        
SIOB 287B          4 Microbial Physiology        
SIOB 289 4 Pollution, Environment, and Health        
SIOB 290 4 Marine Biology     Holland  
SIOB 291 2 Biology Graduate Research Presentations        
SIOB 292 4 Communicating Science to Informal Audiences Staff

 

   
SIOB 293 6 Applications of Phylogenetics *Offered Alternate Years* 2020        
SIOB 294 5 Biology of Fishes   Hastings    
SIOB 295 4 Behavior and Ecology of Fishes     Hastings  
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Ocean Law and Policy Murray      
SIOB 296 2 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Marine Pollution Hamdoun      
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: California Current Ecosystems Dynamics     Ohman  
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Marine GIS   Batchelor    
SIOB 296 4 Special Topics in Marine Biology: Introduction to Programming with R   Archer    
SIOB 297 1 Marine Biology Seminar Staff Staff

Staff

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

 

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