Fall 2021 Course Schedule

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BIOL 160 Marine Biology 

Online
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:15

Description:  Introduction to the marine environment including oceanic, intertidal, and nearshore communities of plants, animals, and microbes. Emphasis on marine biological and chemical processes and environmental issues both locally and globally.

Units: 3

Instructor: Dr. William Cochlan

 

BIOL 582  Biological Oceanography 

Online
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 - 12:15

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BIOL 230 and BIOL 240. Intended for Biology majors.

Description: Physical characteristics of oceans. The biology of plankton and benthos, emphasizing production and food webs. Identification, sampling, and productivity measurements of marine organisms. Lecture, 3 units; laboratory, 1 unit. Extra fee required.

Units: 4

Instructor: Dr. Ed Carpenter

 

BIOL 585 Marine Ecology 

Hensill Hall 233
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 - 12:15

Prerequisites: 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.

Units: 4

Instructor: Dr. Sarah Cohen

 

BIOL 708  – Scientific Methods for Professional Aquatic Scientists

Online
Thursdays, 13:30 - 16:30

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of the 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, and letter), and time and stress management. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Units: 3

Instructor: Dr. William Cochlan

 

BIOL 863  – Ecosystems Ecology

Thursday, 10:10 - 12:00

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor.

Description:  (AB/NC grading only.) Field trips.

Units: 2

Instructor: Dr. Frances Wilkerson

 

CHEM 380  – Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution

Tuesdays and Thursday, 14:00 - 15:15

Prerequisites: GE Areas A1*, A2*, A3*, and B4* all with grades of C- or better; CHEM 115 or CHEM 180 with a grade of C- or better; or consent of the instructor.

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

 

MSCI 709 – Foundations in Global Change in Urbanized Coasts and Estuaries

Online       
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:10 - 12:00 

Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Research Intensive Pedagogical Training of InterDisciplinary Estuarine Scientists (RIPTIDES) students; concurrent enrollment in BIOL 708.

Description: Developing interdisciplinary working knowledge at the intersection of global change (climate change, ocean acidification, invasive species, disease, land use), coastal oceanography (physical, biological, chemical, geological), marine/estuarine biology (biodiversity, population, ecosystem, physiology), and societal issues (general public, managers, policymakers). (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Units: 3

Instructor: Dr. Karina Nielsen, Dr. Frances Wilkerson, Dr. Katharyn Boyer, Dr. William Cochlan

 


MSCI 788  – Professional Internship in Marine and Estuarine Sciences   

Wednesdays,  9:30 - 10:20

Prerequisite: Research Intensive Pedagogical Training of InterDisciplinary Estuarine Scientists (RIPTIDES) students or consent of the instructor.

Description: Professional internship with a partner organization one day per week. Partners are from a wide range of organizations where scientific information is used, not generated. Students will relate what they learn to classmates during weekly group meetings and group discussions with internship mentors to address student career planning questions. Lecture, 1 unit; laboratory, 2 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only)

Units: 3

Instructor: Dr. Tomoko Komada

 

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

Online      
Wednesdays, 15:30 - 17:30

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: 2

Instructor: Dr. Frances Wilkerson