Spring 2018 Course Schedule

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Biol 300 – Nature Study

SF State Main Campus         Tuesdays, 09:10 - 13:00 
Prerequisites: One course in college biology.  Intended for non-biology majors.
Description: Identification, structure, adaptation, life history, habits, habitat, economic status, conservation of common plants and animals. Two all-day field trips scheduled on two separate weekends.
Units: Classwork, 2 units; laboratory and fieldwork, 1 unit. Extra fee required.
Instructor: Dr. Ed Carpenter
 
 
 

Biol 502/702 – Biology of the Algae

Romberg Tiburon Campus, Bldg 36 Kern Classroom        Mondays, 9:10 - 11:00 and 12:10 - 15:00 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230BIOL 240.  Intended for Biology majors.
Description: Collection, preservation, identification, and culturing of marine and freshwater algae. Comparative studies of morphology, life history, and ecology. Field trips.
Units: Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. Extra fee required.
Instructor: Dr. Frances Wilkerson

 

 

Biol 586 – Marine Ecology Lab

SF State Main Campus         Mondays, 14:00 - 17:00 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230BIOL 240
Description: Laboratory and fieldwork in marine ecology introducing students to sampling methods, laboratory techniques, data collection, and analysis. Fieldwork in a variety of marine field environments. Includes use of primary literature and oral and written presentations. Extra fee required..
Units: 2
Instructor: Dr. Sarah Cohen
 

 

Biol 630 – Animal Physiology

Online     
Prerequisites: BIOL 230BIOL 240CHEM 130.  Intended for Biology majors.
Description: The physiology of animals, including structure, function, and regulation of organ systems. Unifying principles and natural adjustments to stress.
Units:
Instructor: Dr. Jonathon Stillman

 

Biol 716 – Skills for Scientific Proposal Writing

SF State Main Campus     Mondays, Section 1 10:00 - 12:00, Section 2 13:00 - 15:00
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: Dr. Jonathon StillmanDiana Chu, and Françoise Chanut

 

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

 

Chem 380 – Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution

SF State Main Campus     Tuesdays and Thursdays, 15:35 -16:50
Prerequisites: CHEM 115 or CHEM 180 with a grade of C- or better.
Description: Traditional and contemporary topics in environmental chemistry. Understanding and appreciation of various chemical processes and principles underlying environmental problems facing society.
Units: 3
Instructor: Dr. Tomoko Komada
 

 

Chem 680 – Chemical Oceanography

SF State Main Campus     Thursdays, 11:00 - 12:15
Prerequisites: CHEM 215 or equivalent.
Description: Investigation of the composition and dynamics of the ocean through chemistry. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3
Instructor: Dr. Tomoko Komada

 

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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