Spring 2018 Course Schedule

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BIOL 582 - Biological Oceanography

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus  Bldg 36    Keck Laboratory       Mondays: Lecture 10:10 AM - 12:00 PM,  Lab 1:10 - 4:00        
Prerequisites: BIOL 230, BIOL 240
Description: Physical characteristics of oceans; biology of plankton and benthos, emphasizing production and food webs. Identification, sampling, and productivity measurements of marine organisms. Classwork, 3 units; laboratory and field work, 1 unit. Extra fee required.
Units: 4
Instructor: Dr. Ed Carpenter

 

 

ERTH 434 - Coastal Processes 

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus Bldg 36   Kern Classroom         Mondays, Lecture 1:40-3:30 PM Lab 3:40 - 6:30 PM
Prerequisites: Prerequisites for ERTH 434: MATH 226, PHYS 111 or PHYS 220, or consent of instructor.
Description: Dynamics of the nearshore ocean and interactions with the coast and beaches. Topics include tides, coastal waves and currents, sediment transport and beaches, inner shelf processes, and estuarine dynamics. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory and fieldwork, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Instructor: Dr. Piero Mazzini
 

 

 

MCSI 8883.01 Seminar in Marine Biology

EOS Center,  Romberg Tiburon Campus     Bay Conference Center                  Wednesdays, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Description: Intended for M.S. students at the Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC). Research seminar series at RTC including invited and RTC graduate student presentations of research progress. Emphasis on effective research communication. Course may be repeated for a total of 4 units for credit.
Units: 2
Instructor: Dr. Tomoko Komada
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Biol 863 – Marine Symbioses

EOS Center,  Romberg Tiburon Campus, Bldg 36     NERR Conference Room                 Thursdays, 10:10 - 12:00 PM
Prerequisites: xxxxxx
Description: xxxxxxx.
Units: Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. Extra fee required.
Instructor: Dr. Frances Wilkerson

 

 

Biol 708 – Scientific Methods for Professional Aquatic Scientists 

 EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus  Kern Classroom            Fridays, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to research tools and approaches used by scientists including: software for data analysis and presentation, using scientific literature, experimental design, writing scientific papers and proposals, professional communication (oral, poster, letter), time and stress management. (Plus-minus letter grading only)
Units: 3
Instructors:  Dr. William Cochlan

 

Biol 717 – Skills for Scientific Proposal Writing

EOS Center,  Romberg Tiburon Campus, Bldg 36     NERR Conference Room                 Wednesdays, 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Development of technical writing skills through the process of writing and editing research proposals based on students' own research projects.
Units:
Instructor: Siegel

 

Biol 883 – Seminar in Marine Biology (Current EOS Center Research)

Romberg Tiburon Campus, Bay Conference Center      Wednesdays, 15:15 - 17:15
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for a total of 4 units when topics vary.
Units:
Instructor: Dr. Jonathon Stillman
 

 

Erth 701 – Research Methods in Geoscience

SF State Main Campus         Tuesdays, 14:10 - 16:00
Prerequisites: ERTH 700 [formerly GEOL/METR/OCN 700] or consent of instructor.
Description: Application of research methods: problem formulation, literature searches, proposal writing, scientific report writing, and oral presentation. Preparation of proposal for master's thesis. [Formerly GEOL/METR/OCN 701].
Units: 3
Instructor: Dr. Piero Mazzini
 

 

Erth 795 – Selected Topics in the Geosciences (Oceanographic Processes in the California Current System)

Romberg Tiburon Campus, Bldg 36 NERR Seminar Room          Wednesdays, 13:00 - 15:15
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units when topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly GEOL 795].
Units: 3
Instructor: Dr. Piero Mazzini
 

 

Geog 603 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

SF State Main Campus     Tuesdays and Thursdays, 17:30 - 19:10
Prerequisites: GEOG 205 or ENVS 224, or equivalent.
Description: Applications of computers in geographic problem-solving. Investigates the nature of geographic information sources--maps, earth images, and spatial databases--and the application of spatial analysis, mapping, charting, and image display tools.
Units: Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Instructor: Dr. Ellen Hines

 

Geog 646 – The Geography of Marine Biology

SF State Main Campus     Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:35 - 10:50
Prerequisites: GEOG 101 or consent of instructor.
Description: Distribution and development of atmospheric, surface, and groundwater resources; interrelationships between water and human activities in California and the West. Divergent solutions to water-related issues and controversies.
Units: Classwork, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit. Extra fee required.
Instructor: Dr. Ellen Hines
 

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