Spring 2019 Course Schedule

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BIOL 315/715 – Field Methods in Ecology and Evolution

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36), Kern Classroom
Tuesdays, 15:00 - 15:50
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Description: An introduction to sampling and experimental design for environmental biologists. An overview of methods for sampling a variety of organisms in specific habitats. Principles of design, execution, and interpretation of data derived from field experiments will be explored. Data analysis and visualization will be emphasized. (BIOL 315/BIOL 715 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)
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Instructor: Dr. Timothy Dorazio
 

 

 

BIOL 502/702 – Biology of the Algae

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Estuary Hall (Bldg 39), 1st Floor Classroom    
Tuesdays, 9:10 - 11:00, 12:10 - 15:00 
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing; BIOL 230 and BIOL 240; GPA of 3.0 or higher; or consent of the instructor. 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. Seminar, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. Extra fee required.
(BIOL 702/BIOL 502 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)
Units: 3
Instructor: Dr. Frances Wilkerson
 

 

 

 

BIOL 585 – Marine Ecology

SF State Main Campus
Tuesdays, 15:00 - 15:50
Prerequisites: BIOL 230 and BIOL 240. Intended for Biology majors.
Description: Plant and animal relationships in near-shore marine communities and temperate zone communities of the central California coast.
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Instructor: Dr. Sarah Cohen
 

 

BIOL 607 – Conservation and Management of Marine Mammals

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Estuary Hall (Bldg 39), 1st Floor Classroom    
Fridays, 12:10 - 15:00 
Prerequisites: BIOL 230BIOL 240, and BIOL 355.
Description: Biology and scientific principles involved in the conservation and management of marine mammals. Current regulations and methodologies are critically reviewed and evaluated. Controversies concerning conservation, ecological balance, and specific governmental constraints in the face of a changing environment will be discussed.
Units: 3
Instructor: Dr. Hal Markowitz
 

 

BIOL 670GW Ecology and Evolution of Marine Systems I - GWAR

SF State Main Campus
Mondays & Wednesdays,  12:00 - 16:40

Prerequisites: BIOL 240, BIOL 458, and ENG 214 or equivalents with grades of C or better; concurrent enrollment in BIOL 671 and BIOL 699 or BIOL 897.
Description: Introduces highly motivated students to ecological and evolutionary processes that structure subtidal marine environments from the top down (emphasizing effects of predation). Students conduct independent field research and develop scientific writing skills. Lecture, 4 units; laboratory, 2 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only).
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Instructor: Dr. Karen Crow

 

 

BIOL 671 – Ecology and Evolution of Marine Systems II

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36), Kern Classroom        
Tuesdays & Fridays, 8:10 - 11:00 and 12:10 - 15:00
Prerequisites: BIOL 240 and BIOL 458 with grades of C or better; concurrent enrollment in BIOL 670GW and BIOL 699 or BIOL 897.
Description: Introduction to ecological and evolutionary processes that structure subtidal marine environments from the bottom up (emphasizing foundational habitats). Lecture, 4 units; laboratory, 2 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only) Field trips.
Units: 6
Instructor: Dr. Kathy Boyer

 

 

BIOL 716 - Skills for Scientific Proposal Writing

SF State Main Campus       
Mondays, 10:00 - 11:40, 12:00 - 13:40 (two sections)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing; consent of the instructor.
Description: Development of technical writing skills through the process of writing and editing research proposals based on the students' own research projects.
Units: 3
Instructor: Dr. Frances Wilkerson
 

 

BIOL 863 – Plankton Ecology

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36), NERR Seminar Room
Wednesdays, 13:10 - 15:00
Prerequisites: Intended for Biology majors.
Description: ...
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Instructor: Dr. William Cochlan
 

 

CHEM 680 – Chemical Oceanography

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Estuary Hall (Bldg 39), 1st Floor Classroom
Mondays and Wednesdays, 17:00 - 18:15
Prerequisites: CHEM 215 or equivalent
Description: Investigation of the composition and dynamics of the ocean through chemistry. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
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Instructor: Dr. Tomoko Komada
 

ERTH 470/870 – Physical Oceanography

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36), Kern Classroom         
Fridays, Lecture 9:00- 12:00, Lab 13:00-16:00
Prerequisites: For ERTH 870: Graduate or senior standing; ERTH 170 or ERTH 172 or ERTH 270 and PHYS 220; or consent of the instructor. For ERTH 470: Upper-division standing; ERTH 170 or ERTH 172 or ERTH 270 and PHYS 220; GPA of 3.0 or higher; or consent of the instructor.
Description: The dynamic character of the ocean environment with an emphasis on the properties of seawater, surface heat transfer, Coriolis force, surface and deep ocean circulation, deep and shallow wave phenomena, and underwater sound and optics. Designed for both the physical scientist and marine biologist. Lecture, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit. [Formerly OCN 420/OCN 720] (ERTH 870/ERTH 470 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)
Units: 4
Instructor: Dr. Alexander Stine
 
 

GEOG 603 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

SF State Main Campus
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 18:00 - 19:40
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: GEOG 205ENVS 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. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Instructor: Dr. Ellen Hines

 

 

MSCI 306 Marine Science Diving and Boating

EOS Center,  Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36), Kern classroom and offsite locations                  
Thursdays, 09:0 - 09:50 and 10:00 - 11:40
Prerequisites: Upper-division science majors; basic open water SCUBA diving certification; physician's authorization to dive; ability to pass a swim test; consent of the instructor.
Description: Hands-on learning and application of advanced skills to conduct marine science research. Topics include diving physics, physiology, and marine ecological survey skills using diving and boating. Students learn to accomplish research on and under the water in a variety of conditions. Students will lead dives to demonstrate the ability to gather data to test hypotheses in marine ecology, conservation, and restoration and will generate plots to visualize data collected. Lecture, 1 unit; Activity, 1 unit.
Units: 2
Instructor: David Bell
 
 

 

MSCI 718 – Writing and Professional Skills Workshop 2: Completion of the thesis manuscript

EOS Center, Romberg Tiburon Campus, Delta Hall (Bldg 36) NERR Seminar Room       
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 10:50 
Prerequisites:  Admission to the Interdisciplinary MS RIP TIDES Graduate Training Program; concurrent enrollment in BIOL 708.
Description: Weekly discussion of scientific writing, data analysis/scientific graphics, and professional skills geared towards job and Ph.D. program opportunities following completion of MS degree. Includes completing an entire draft of MS Thesis and learn to submit it for publication. Students gain skills in interviewing for Ph.D. programs and employment opportunities. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 1
Instructor: Dr. Ellen Hines
 
 
 
 

MCSI 883.01 Seminar in Marine Biology

EOS Center,  Romberg Tiburon Campus     Bay Conference Center                 
Wednesdays, 3:15  - 5:00 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Description: Intended for M.S. students at EOS. Research seminar series at EOS Center including invited and EOS 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
 
 
 

 

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