Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2018-2019, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on May 1, 2018. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Marine Ecology Pathway

Prep for Major (35 units)
EOSC 123Organisms and Ecosystems4
EOSC 110Introduction to Geosciences4
or  EOSC 104
104L
Natural Disasters
and Natural Disasters Lab
or  EOSC 105 Natural Disasters with Lab
EOSC 220Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences4
EOSC 222Environmental Data Analysis3
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHEM 152
152L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
MATH 150Calculus I4
PHYS 136
136L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
CHEM 301
301L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
4

Additional recommended courses for students going to graduate school include: MATH 151, PHYS 137/PHYS 137L and CHEM 302/CHEM 302L

Upper Division Core (10 units)
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
or  EOSC 303 Environmental Issues Abroad
EOSC 301Research Applications in Environmental and Ocean Sciences4
or  EOSC 301W
Capstone
EOSC 495Senior Seminar1
At least two units from:2
Research
Internship
Independent Study
Upper Division Electives (14-16 units)
Choose four courses: one from the Geo/Physical group and the other three from the Biological group, with at least one ecology course. At least two of the four courses must include labs. One of the biological electives can be interdisciplinary between biological and geo/physical or non-science topics.
Biological Courses:
EOSC 350Invertebrate Zoology4
EOSC 400Topics in Ecology *3-4
EOSC 401Topics in Environmental Biology3-4
EOSC 431Human Impacts on the Coastal Environment *4
EOSC 432Marine Community Ecology *4
EOSC 433Plankton Ecology *4
EOSC 434Wetlands Ecology with Lab *4
EOSC 435Wetlands Ecology *3
EOSC 451Biological Oceanography *4
EOSC 462Biology of Fishes4
EOSC 465Marine Mammals3
Geo/Physical Courses:
EOSC 402Topics in Marine Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 450Geological Oceanography4
EOSC 452Marine Geochemistry4
EOSC 473Climatology4
Interdisciplinary Courses with Biological Component:
EOSC 405Topics in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science/Studies3-4
EOSC 406Topics in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science3-4
Or approved study abroad courses.
A Biology minor is required for the Marine Ecology pathway (18 units):
BIOL 240
240L
Bioenergetics and Systems
and Bioenergetics and Systems Laboratory
4
BIOL 242
242L
Genomes and Evolution
and Genomes and Evolution Laboratory
4
10 units of upper division Biology that must include:10
Genetics
and/or
Ecology

Upper Division units for Marine Ecology Pathway, 24-26 units

Total units for Marine Ecology Pathway, 59-61 units from EOSC major + additional 18 units for Biology Minor

Recommended Program of Study for Marine Ecology Pathway 

First Year
Semester IUnits
or EOSC 123, 110,
105
Organisms and Ecosystems
Introduction to Geosciences
Natural Disasters with Lab
4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
MATH 150Calculus I4
CC or Electives 3-6
Semester IIHours
or EOSC 110, 105,
123
Introduction to Geosciences
Natural Disasters with Lab
Organisms and Ecosystems
4
CHEM 152
152L
General Chemistry II4
CC or Electives6-9
Second Year
Semester IHours
or EOSC 220
222
Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
Environmental Data Analysis
3-4
BIOL 240
240L
Bioenergetics and Systems4
CHEM 301
301L
Organic Chemistry I4
CC or Electives3-6
Semester IIHours
or EOSC 222
220
Environmental Data Analysis
Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
3-4
BIOL 242
242L
Genomes and Evolution4
PHYS 136
136L
General Physics I4
CC or Electives3-6
Junior Year
Semester IHours
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
EOSC 301Research Applications in Environmental and Ocean Sciences4
or BIOL 300
305
Genetics
Ecology
3
or EOSC 496, 498,
499
Research
Internship
Independent Study
1
CC or Electives3-6
Semester IIHours
Pathway Electives*7-8
or EOSC 496, 498,
499
Research
Internship
Independent Study
1
CC or Electives6-9
Senior Year
Semester IHours
Pathway Elective*3-4
Upper Division Biology Course3-4
EOSC 495Senior Seminar1
CC or Electives6-9
Semester IIHours
Pathway Electives*3-4
Upper Division Biology Course3-4
CC or Electives6-9

Environmental Science Pathway 

Prep for Major (31 units)
EOSC 110Introduction to Geosciences4
or  EOSC 104
104L
Natural Disasters
and Natural Disasters Lab
or  EOSC 105 Natural Disasters with Lab
EOSC 123Organisms and Ecosystems4
EOSC 220Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences4
EOSC 222Environmental Data Analysis3
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHEM 152
152L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
MATH 150Calculus I4
PHYS 136
136L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4

Additional recommended courses for students going to graduate school include: MATH 151, PHYS 137/PHYS 137L, CHEM 301/ CHEM 301L and CHEM 302/CHEM 302L.

Upper Division Core (14 units)
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
or  EOSC 303 Environmental Issues Abroad
EOSC 301Research Applications in Environmental and Ocean Sciences4
or  EOSC 301W
EOSC 314Introduction to Maps and Spatial Data Analysis4
Capstone
EOSC 495Senior Seminar1
At least two units from:2
Research
Internship
Independent Study
Upper Division Electives (11-12 units)
Choose three courses: One from the Ecological group and the other two from the Geo/Physical group. At least two of the three courses must include labs. One of the geo/physical electives can be interdisciplinary between geo/physical and biological or non-science topics.
Geo/Physical Courses:
EOSC 402Topics in Marine Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 403Topics in Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 415Geographic Information Systems4
EOSC 420Introduction to Remote Sensing4
EOSC 450Geological Oceanography4
EOSC 452Marine Geochemistry4
EOSC 473Climatology4
EOSC 474
474L
History of the Earth and Climate
and History of the Earth and Climate Laboratory 1
4
EOSC 485Environmental Geology4
EOSC 487Surface Water Hydrology4
EOSC 488Geomorphology4
Ecological Courses:
EOSC 400Topics in Ecology3-4
EOSC 431Human Impacts on the Coastal Environment4
EOSC 432Marine Community Ecology4
EOSC 433Plankton Ecology4
EOSC 434Wetlands Ecology with Lab4
EOSC 435Wetlands Ecology3
EOSC 451Biological Oceanography4
Interdisciplinary Courses with Geo/physical Component:
EOSC 406Topics in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science3-4
Or approved study abroad courses.

1EOSC 474 may be taken without EOSC 474L, so long as the requirement of at least two electives with labs is satisfied.

Upper Division units for Environmental Science Pathway, 25-26 units

Total units for Environmental Science Pathway, 56-57 units

Recommended Program of Study for Environmental Science Pathway 

First Year
Semester IUnits
or EOSC 123, 110,
105
Organisms and Ecosystems
Introduction to Geosciences
Natural Disasters with Lab
4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
CC or Electives4-9
Semester IIHours
or EOSC 110, 105,
123
Introduction to Geosciences
Natural Disasters with Lab
Organisms and Ecosystems
4
CHEM 152
152L
General Chemistry II4
MATH 150Calculus I4
CC or Electives3-6
Second Year
Semester IHours
or EOSC 220
222
Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
Environmental Data Analysis
3-4
PHYS 136
136L
General Physics I4
CC or Electives4-9
Semester IIHours
or EOSC 222
220
Environmental Data Analysis
Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
3-4
CC or Electives9-12
Junior Year
Semester IHours
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
EOSC 301Research Applications in Environmental and Ocean Sciences4
or EOSC 496, 498,
499
Research
Internship
Independent Study
1
CC or Electives4-9
Semester IIHours
EOSC 314*Introduction to Maps and Spatial Data Analysis4
Pathway Elective*3-4
or EOSC 496, 498,
499
Research
Internship
Independent Study
1
CC or Electives6-9
Senior Year
Semester IHours
Pathway Elective*3-4
EOSC 495Senior Seminar1
CC or Electives8-12
Semester IIHours
Pathway Electives*3-4
CC or Electives9-12

Recommended Program of Study for Integrated Teacher Preparation Program (ITPP) Pathway

The Integrated Teacher Preparation Program (ITPP) provides paths to 4-year science and math degrees that include a teaching credential and preparation for the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). Students who are interested in middle or secondary education (grades 6-12) in California may earn a degree in environmental and ocean sciences while simultaneously completing requirements for a teaching credential. The degree integrates content knowledge and laboratory practices in the discipline, evidence-based teaching/learning theories, teaching performance expectations, and pre-student teaching clinical practice while satisfying baccalaureate degree requirements and CTC single subject credential program standards. There is some flexibility to meet individual needs. Students are encouraged to consult the ITPP website (http://www.sandiego.edu/itpp) and advisors (itpp@sandiego.edu) to ensure that their needs and interests will be met.

In addition to all courses for the environmental science pathway and BIOL 240/BIOL 240L, students completing the ITPP pathway must also take the following:

EDUC 332PCurriculum and Methods of Teaching in Today's Global Secondary Classrooms3
EDUC 334PMethods of Teaching Literacy in Secondary Schools in a Global Society3
EDUC 337PFoundations in Curriculum and Instruction Theory: Secondary Praxis in Historical Context3
EDUC 381CMulticultural and Philosophical Foundations in a Global Society3
EDUC 382Psychological Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society3
EDUC 384CMethods of Teaching English Language and Academic Development in Crosscultural Contexts3
EDUC 491PStudent Teaching for the Single Subject Credential9
EDUC 491SStudent Teaching Seminar for the Single Subject Credential3
EDSP 389PHealthy Environments and Inclusive Education in a Global Society3

The following paradigm is included as a guide only, and should not be interpreted in a rigid sense.  Elective courses may be taken at any time as long as the course prerequisites have been satisfied. 

First Year
Semester IUnits
EOSC 110Introduction to Geosciences4
EOSC 123Organisms and Ecosystems4
CC or Electives6-8
Semester IIHours
BIOL 240
240L
Bioenergetics and Systems4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
EOSC 220Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences4
CC or Electives3
Semester III (Summer)Hours
MATH 150Calculus I4
Second Year
Semester IHours
EOSC 222Environmental Data Analysis3
CHEM 152
152L
General Chemistry II4
EDUC 381CMulticultural and Philosophical Foundations in a Global Society3
CC or Electives6-8
Semester IIHours
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
EOSC 314Introduction to Maps and Spatial Data Analysis4
EDUC 382Psychological Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society3
CC or Electives6-8
Semester III (Summer)Hours
EDSP 389PHealthy Environments and Inclusive Education in a Global Society3
CC or Elective3
Third Year
Semester IHours
EOSC 301Research Applications in Environmental and Ocean Sciences4
PHYS 136
136L
General Physics I4
CC or Electives3-6
Semester IIHours
EOSC Elective3-4
EDUC 332PCurriculum and Methods of Teaching in Today's Global Secondary Classrooms3
EDUC 384CMethods of Teaching English Language and Academic Development in Crosscultural Contexts3
CC or Electives6
Semester III (Summer)Hours
CC or Electives6
Senior Year
Semester IHours
EDUC 334PMethods of Teaching Literacy in Secondary Schools in a Global Society3
EDUC 491PStudent Teaching for the Single Subject Credential9
EDUC 491SStudent Teaching Seminar for the Single Subject Credential3
Semester IIHours
EOSC Electives7-8
EOSC 495Senior Seminar1
CC or Electives6-8

Environmental Studies Pathway

Lower Division Prep for the Major (31 units)
EOSC 110Introduction to Geosciences4
or  EOSC 104
104L
Natural Disasters
and Natural Disasters Lab
or  EOSC 105 Natural Disasters with Lab
EOSC 123Organisms and Ecosystems4
EOSC 220Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences4
EOSC 222Environmental Data Analysis3
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
POLS 120Introduction to American Politics3
or  POLS 170 Introduction to International Relations
MATH 115College Algebra3
or  MATH 130 Survey of Calculus
or  MATH 150 Calculus I
Upper Division Core (20 units)
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
or  EOSC 303 Environmental Issues Abroad
EOSC 301Research Applications in Environmental and Ocean Sciences4
or  EOSC 301W
EOSC 305Environmental Assessment Practices3
EOSC 314Introduction to Maps and Spatial Data Analysis4
PHIL 338Environmental Ethics3
or  PHIL 344 Environmental Justice
Capstone
EOSC 495Senior Seminar1
At least two units from:2
Research
Internship
Independent Study
Upper Division Electives (10-11 units)
Choose three courses: one science with lab, one non-science, and one from either list or an interdisciplinary EOSC elective.
Science Courses:
EOSC 350Invertebrate Zoology4
EOSC 355Environmental Chemistry3
EOSC 400Topics in Ecology3-4
EOSC 401Topics in Environmental Biology3-4
EOSC 402Topics in Marine Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 403Topics in Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 415Geographic Information Systems4
EOSC 420Introduction to Remote Sensing4
EOSC 431Human Impacts on the Coastal Environment4
EOSC 432Marine Community Ecology4
EOSC 433Plankton Ecology4
EOSC 434Wetlands Ecology with Lab4
EOSC 435Wetlands Ecology3
EOSC 450Geological Oceanography4
EOSC 451Biological Oceanography4
EOSC 452Marine Geochemistry4
EOSC 462Biology of Fishes4
EOSC 465Marine Mammals3
EOSC 473Climatology4
EOSC 474
474L
History of the Earth and Climate
and History of the Earth and Climate Laboratory 1
4
EOSC 485Environmental Geology4
EOSC 487Surface Water Hydrology4
EOSC 488Geomorphology4
Non-Science Courses:
ECON 308Environmental and Natural Resource Economics3
EOSC 404Topics in Environmental Studies3-4
HIST 370American Environmental History3
POLS 329Law of the Sea3
POLS 348Indigenous Peoples and the Environment3
POLS 349Politics and the Environment3
SOCI 315Health and Society3
SOCI 471Environmental Inequality and Justice3
THRS 338Faith & Environmental Justice3
Other upper division courses by approval in ECON, ETHN, HIST, PHIL, POLS, SOCI and THRS.
And approved study abroad courses.
Interdisciplinary EOSC Courses:
EOSC 405Topics in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science/Studies3-4
EOSC 406Topics in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science3-4

1EOSC 474 may be taken without EOSC 474L, so long as the requirement of at least two electives with labs is satisfied.

Upper Division units for Environmental Studies, 30-31 units

Total units for Environmental Studies, 61-62 units
Number of units that also satisfy Core requirements, as many as 19 units

Recommended Program of Study for Environmental Studies Pathway

First Year
Semester IUnits
or EOSC 123, 110,
105
Organisms and Ecosystems
Introduction to Geosciences
Natural Disasters with Lab
4
MATH 115College Algebra3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
CC or Electives3-6
Semester IIHours
or EOSC 110, 105,
123
Introduction to Geosciences
Natural Disasters with Lab
Organisms and Ecosystems
4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
CC or Electives3-6
Second Year
Semester IHours
or EOSC 220
222
Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
Environmental Data Analysis
3-4
or POLS 120
170
Introduction to American Politics
Introduction to International Relations
3
CC or Electives6-9
Semester IIHours
or EOSC 222
220
Environmental Data Analysis
Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
3-4
CC or Electives8+
Junior Year
Semester IHours
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
EOSC 301Research Applications in Environmental and Ocean Sciences4
or EOSC 496, 498,
499
Research
Internship
Independent Study
1
CC or Electives6-9
Semester IIHours
EOSC 314*Introduction to Maps and Spatial Data Analysis4
or PHIL 338
344
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Justice
3
or EOSC 496, 498,
499
Research
Internship
Independent Study
1
CC or Electives6-9
Senior Year
Semester IHours
EOSC 305Environmental Assessment Practices3
Pathway Elective*3-4
EOSC 495Senior Seminar1
CC or Electives6-9
Semester IIHours
Pathway Electives*6-7
CC or Electives6-9

Combined Degree Program (BA/MS)

Undergraduates who are completing a degree in Environmental and Ocean Sciences can apply for admission to the MS program before finishing the BA.  Students can apply up to 12 units of course work toward the requirements for both degrees.  Applications are accepted during a student's junior or senior year as an undergraduate, following a process similar to the standard application procedure for admission to the Environmental and Ocean Sciences MS Program.  Admitted students have undergraduate status until they complete their BA degree requirements, then become graduate students during the subsequent fall semester.  Students need to complete a minimum of 18 units while they have graduate student status in order to satisfy the combined degree program requirements.

For students enrolled in the combined degree program, below is a recommended program of study for the student’s first year solely in the graduate program. For the undergraduate years, see the recommended programs of study for each pathway in the undergraduate program in Environmental and Ocean Sciences.

Recommended Program of Study - Graduate

First Year
Semester IUnits
EOSC 500Core Seminar I2
Graduate Science Course or Elective3-4
EOSC 596Research3-4
Semester IIHours
EOSC 501Core Seminar II2
EOSC 596Research2-3
EOSC 596 or Elective3-4
EOSC 597Thesis1

Note: Students who will not finish by the end of their first year in the MS program should take 8 units in semester II of the first graduate year and 0.5-1 unit of EOSC 597 each semester until they finish.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Environmental and Ocean Sciences Minor

EOSC 110Introduction to Geosciences4
or  EOSC 104
104L
Natural Disasters
and Natural Disasters Lab
or  EOSC 105 Natural Disasters with Lab
EOSC 123Organisms and Ecosystems4
EOSC 220Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences4
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
or  EOSC 303 Environmental Issues Abroad
and one upper division course (3-4 units) from the following list:
EOSC 314Introduction to Maps and Spatial Data Analysis4
EOSC 350Invertebrate Zoology4
EOSC 355Environmental Chemistry3
EOSC 400Topics in Ecology3-4
EOSC 401Topics in Environmental Biology3-4
EOSC 402Topics in Marine Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 403Topics in Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 415Geographic Information Systems4
EOSC 420Introduction to Remote Sensing4
EOSC 431Human Impacts on the Coastal Environment4
EOSC 432Marine Community Ecology4
EOSC 433Plankton Ecology4
EOSC 434Wetlands Ecology with Lab4
EOSC 435Wetlands Ecology3
EOSC 450Geological Oceanography4
EOSC 451Biological Oceanography4
EOSC 452Marine Geochemistry4
EOSC 462Biology of Fishes4
EOSC 465Marine Mammals3
EOSC 473Climatology4
EOSC 474
474L
History of the Earth and Climate
and History of the Earth and Climate Laboratory 1
4
EOSC 485Environmental Geology4
EOSC 487Surface Water Hydrology4
EOSC 488Geomorphology4

1Students may take EOSC 474 without EOSC 474L.

Environmental Studies and Policy Minor 

EOSC 110Introduction to Geosciences4
or  EOSC 104
104L
Natural Disasters
and Natural Disasters Lab
or  EOSC 105 Natural Disasters with Lab
EOSC 123Organisms and Ecosystems4
EOSC 300Environmental Issues3
or  EOSC 303 Environmental Issues Abroad

Note: Environmental and Ocean Sciences majors (Marine Ecology and Environmental Science pathways only) can minor in Environmental Studies and Policy and should take EOSC 305 in place of EOSC 300 within the minor. Upper-division courses that are used to satisfy requirements in the Environmental and Ocean Sciences major may not also be used to satisfy requirements in the Environmental Studies and Policy minor.

Choose three upper division courses (9-10 units) from the following. At least two must be non-science courses.
Science Courses:
EOSC 314Introduction to Maps and Spatial Data Analysis4
EOSC 350Invertebrate Zoology4
EOSC 355Environmental Chemistry3
EOSC 400Topics in Ecology3-4
EOSC 401Topics in Environmental Biology3-4
EOSC 402Topics in Marine Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 403Topics in Geo/Physical/Chemical Science3-4
EOSC 415Geographic Information Systems4
EOSC 420Introduction to Remote Sensing4
EOSC 431Human Impacts on the Coastal Environment4
EOSC 432Marine Community Ecology4
EOSC 433Plankton Ecology4
EOSC 434Wetlands Ecology with Lab4
EOSC 435Wetlands Ecology3
EOSC 450Geological Oceanography4
EOSC 451Biological Oceanography4
EOSC 452Marine Geochemistry4
EOSC 462Biology of Fishes4
EOSC 465Marine Mammals3
EOSC 473Climatology4
EOSC 474
474L
History of the Earth and Climate
and History of the Earth and Climate Laboratory 1
4
EOSC 485Environmental Geology4
EOSC 487Surface Water Hydrology4
EOSC 488Geomorphology4
Non-Science Courses:
ECON 308Environmental and Natural Resource Economics3
EOSC 305Environmental Assessment Practices3
EOSC 404Topics in Environmental Studies3-4
HIST 370American Environmental History3
PHIL 338Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 344Environmental Justice3
POLS 329Law of the Sea3
POLS 348Indigenous Peoples and the Environment3
POLS 349Politics and the Environment3
SOCI 315Health and Society3
SOCI 471Environmental Inequality and Justice3
THRS 338Faith & Environmental Justice3
Interdisciplinary EOSC Courses:
EOSC 405Topics in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science/Studies3-4
EOSC 406Topics in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science3-4

Other upper division courses by approval in ECON, ETHN, HIST, PHIL, POLS, SOCI and THRS, and approved study abroad courses.

1Students may take EOSC 474 without EOSC 474L

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

EOSC 101, EOSC 104, EOSC 104L, EOSC 105, EOSC 109, EOSC 110, EOSC 111, EOSC 112, EOSC 116, EOSC 121, EOSC 123, EOSC 170, EOSC 220, EOSC 222, EOSC 294, EOSC 300, EOSC 301, EOSC 303, EOSC 305, EOSC 313, EOSC 314, EOSC 340, EOSC 350, EOSC 355, EOSC 361, EOSC 364, EOSC 400, EOSC 401, EOSC 402, EOSC 403, EOSC 404, EOSC 405, EOSC 406, EOSC 415, EOSC 420, EOSC 431, EOSC 432, EOSC 433, EOSC 434, EOSC 435, EOSC 438, EOSC 439, EOSC 450, EOSC 451, EOSC 452, EOSC 462, EOSC 465, EOSC 473, EOSC 474, EOSC 474L, EOSC 485, EOSC 487, EOSC 488, EOSC 490, EOSC 493, EOSC 494, EOSC 495, EOSC 496, EOSC 497, EOSC 498, EOSC 499

EOSC 101 | EXPLORING OCEANOGRAPHY

Units: 3-4 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Lab

The chemistry and physics of sea water, its circulation and physical properties; tides; currents; waves; and shoreline processes will be studied. The topography and geology of the ocean basin and the distribution and nature of marine sediments will also be studied. This course will not satisfy the requirements of the environmental and ocean science major or minor. Two lectures and one laboratory or field experience per week; may be taught without laboratory.

EOSC 104 | NATURAL DISASTERS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Physical Science-Pre F17 CORE

This course will give students an introduction to the earth and the dynamic natural processes that impact humanity and life in general. Man and nature are becoming increasingly intertwined as the human race continues to proliferate. This course will emphasize the fundamental scientific principles and processes related to natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, severe weather, hurricanes, meteorite impacts, and climate change. Historic catastrophes will be emphasized. Every semester.

EOSC 104L | NATURAL DISASTERS LAB

Units: 1 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Quantitative reasoning comp, Science/Tech Inquiry area, Lab

Corequisites: EOSC 104

This laboratory course will introduce students to skills and methods used to study natural disasters. Students will learn to identify rocks and minerals, employ map skills to study faults, coastal erosion, landslides, flooding, and other natural hazards, and interpret meteorological and climate data. Natural hazards in San Diego will be examined through local field trips. This course has a mandatory weekend field trip.

EOSC 105 | NATURAL DISASTERS WITH LAB

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Quantitative reasoning comp, Science/Tech Inquiry area

This course will give students an introduction to the earth and the dynamic natural processes that impact humanity and life in general. Man and nature are becoming increasingly intertwined as the human race continues to proliferate. This course will emphasize the fundamental scientific principles and processes related to natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, severe weather, hurricanes, meteorite impacts, and climate change. Historic catastrophes will be emphasized. This course includes a weekly lab, in which students will learn to identify rocks and minerals, employ map skills to study faults, coastal erosion, landslides, flooding, and other natural hazards, and interpret meteorological and climate data. Natural hazards in San Diego will be examined through local field trips. This course has a mandatory weekend field trip.

EOSC 109 | INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Physical Science-Pre F17 CORE

An introductory course to give students a comprehensive overview of the Earth and its component systems. The emphasis of this course is the interactions among the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Various global environmental issues also will be examined from the perspective of physical geography. Three lectures and one laboratory per week and some field experience, which may include an overnight trip.

EOSC 110 | INTRODUCTION TO GEOSCIENCES

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Quantitative reasoning comp, Science/Tech Inquiry area

Lecture and field investigations of geographic and geological processes. The objective of this course is to give students a comprehensive overview of the earth and its component systems. The emphasis of this course is the interactions among the atmosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week and some field experience, which may include an overnight trip. Every semester.

EOSC 111 | GEOSCIENCES ABROAD

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Science/Tech Inquiry area, International, Lab

Geoscience is the study of Earth's structure, its formation and evolution through time, the processes that shape its surface, and its interaction with humans. Geoscientists address critical issues such as mineral resources, water quality, natural hazards, energy, and climate. This course is a 4-unit lab course for non-majors, set outside of the United States. Students will be exposed to the fundamental concepts in geoscience, which are then applied in the field. Depending on the location of the study abroad course and the local geology, some concepts may be emphasized more than others, e.g., in Australia you may study the oldest rocks on the planet, in Nepal you may study the role of flooding in landscape formation. Students should be prepared to spend multiple hours outside, under varying weather conditions, and sometimes covering several miles of easy-moderate hiking.

EOSC 112 | ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY

Units: 3-4

Core Attributes: Lab

Investigation of the natural environment and the relationship of its biotic and abiotic components. Topics include the ecosystem concept, population growth and regulation, and our modification of the environment. Two lectures per week and one laboratory every other week. Laboratory will include field trips, one of which will be an overnight trip to the desert. This course satisfies the core curriculum requirement for a life science and a laboratory. Cross-listed as BIOL 112. Every semester.

EOSC 116 | EARTH AND LIFE SCIENCE FOR EDUCATORS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

A laboratory/lecture/discussion class in the general concepts of earth science and life science for Liberal Studies majors. The course topics are selected to satisfy the earth and life science specifications for the science content standards for California Public Schools and the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Laboratory activities and field trips will provide experience with selected principles and relate them to suggested teaching practice at the K-8 grade level. Two two-hour laboratory sessions per week. Spring semester.

EOSC 121 | LIFE IN THE OCEAN

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Science/Tech Inquiry area, Lab

An introduction to the organisms in the ocean, including their phylogenetic and ecological interrelationships. Biological principles and processes that are basic to all forms of life in the ocean will be stressed. This course will satisfy the core curriculum requirement for science and technology inquiry area. This course will not satisfy the requirements of the environmental and ocean sciences major or minor. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week. Every semester.

EOSC 123 | ORGANISMS AND ECOSYSTEMS

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: First year Integration, Science/Tech Inquiry area, Lab

An introduction to organisms and environmental biology from an ecological perspective. Students will learn about fundamental principles of ecology, in addition to major groups of organisms and how the two are related. This is a required course for all Environmental and Ocean Sciences majors. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week.

EOSC 170 | THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

An introduction to the earth’s climate system and the science of climate change. The course will first cover the following topics: introduction to earth-system science and the components of the climate system; atmospheric composition, energy balance, and circulation; the hydrologic cycle; methods to collect climate data; natural climate change in the geologic past and 20th century warming. With this foundation students will examine the scientific basis of anthropogenic global warming and the potential impacts of future climate change. This course may include a field trip outside of class time.

EOSC 220 | INTRODUCTION TO ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEAN SCIENCES

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (MATH 115 or MATH 130 or MATH 150 or MATH 151) and ((EOSC 104 (Can be taken Concurrently) and EOSC 104L (Can be taken Concurrently)) or EOSC 105 (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 110 (Can be taken Concurrently)) and (CHEM 151 (Can be taken Concurrently) and CHEM 151L (Can be taken Concurrently))

An introduction to the physical and chemical processes of Earth's atmosphere and ocean. Topcis include the composition and structure of the atmosphere and ocean, chemistry and physics of seawater, atmospheric circulation, air-sea interactions, climate and weather, ocean circulation, waves, tides, and shorline processes. This course is intended for students majoring or minoring in environmental and ocean sciences. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week. Every semester.

EOSC 222 | ENVIRONMENTAL DATA ANALYSIS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: EOSC 123 and ((EOSC 104 and EOSC 104L) or EOSC 105 or EOSC 110) and (MATH 115 or MATH 130 or MATH 150 or MATH 151)

This course will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of experimental design and quantitative analysis of data in environmental sciences. Students will learn to form and test hypotheses through the lens of Environmental and Ocean Sciences. The later class meetings will provide a conceptual overview of some of the specialized statistics (e.g., nMDS, Time Series Analysis, PCA) to prepare students for the use of these tests in 300 and 400 level EOSC courses. Students will learn the basics of using R to analyze data, leveraging the GUI-based R-Commander. This is a required course for all Environmental and Ocean Sciences majors. Three hours of lecture per week.

EOSC 294 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCEAN SCIENCES

Units: 2-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Topics of special interest and/or unique opportunity at the Lower-Division Level.

EOSC 300 | ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Units: 3-4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: ((EOSC 104 and EOSC 104L) or EOSC 105 or EOSC 110) and EOSC 123

This course is a consideration of environmental problems that confront our society today. By looking at controversial environmental issues, students will be encouraged to distinguish political interests and emotional hyperbole from scientific facts; furthermore, students will be presented examples of scientific facts that support different interpretations of an issue. Both environmental resolutions and their social implications will be considered. Three hours of lecture per week.

EOSC 301 | RESEARCH APPLICATIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCEAN SCIENCES

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Advanced writing competency

Prerequisites: (EOSC 104 and EOSC 104L) or EOSC 105 or EOSC 110 and EOSC 123 and EOSC 220 and EOSC 222 (Can be taken Concurrently)

Students will be introduced to the research process and common laboratory and field sampling methods in environmental and ocean sciences, as well as the underlying principles and applications of these methods. Students will participate in hypothesis-based, interdisciplinary, hands-on research examining the spatial and temporal variability of biological, chemical, geological and physical factors within local environments. Written and oral scientific communication will be emphasized. Eight hours of combined laboratory, field and lecture per week.

EOSC 303 | ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ABROAD

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Global Diversity level 1

Prerequisites: EOSC 104 or EOSC 105 or EOSC 110 or EOSC 123

This course is a consideration of environmental problems that confront our society today. By looking at controversial environmental issues, students will be encouraged to distinguish political interests and emotional hyperbole from scientific facts; furthermore, students will be presented examples of scientific facts that support different interpretations of an issue. Both environmental resolutions and their social implications will be considered. This course may be taught in various countries outside the US.

EOSC 305 | ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT PRACTICES

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (EOSC 104 and EOSC 104L) or EOSC 105 or EOSC 110 and EOSC 123

An interdisciplinary approach to environmental decision making. An introduction to the law relative to environmental impact reports, their contents and development. Three hours of lecture per week.

EOSC 313 | GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ITMG 100

An introduction to geographic, or geospatial, information systems (GIS) applied to business/organizational decision-making applications. The course includes conceptual knowledge that underlies the spatial dimensions of many decisions and hands-on use of desktop GIS software. Topics include concepts and techniques for managing, analyzing, visualizing, and disseminating spatial information. Application areas include entrepreneurship, marketing, real estate, planning, public safety, transportation, economic development, and international issues.

EOSC 314 | INTRODUCTION TO MAPS AND SPATIAL DATA ANALYSIS

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (EOSC 104 or EOSC 110 or EOSC 123) and (MATH 115 or MATH 130 or MATH 150 or MATH 151)

Introduces the use of maps as an analytical tool, together with the history, theory, and operation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Includes an introduction to maps, data sources, database design, data input, spatial analysis, and map production. Offers valuable preparation for careers in geology, geography, geographic information systems, urban planning, marketing, environmental science, conservation biology, engineering, and numerous other fields. Laboratory exercises will use ArcGIS software. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week. Every semester.

EOSC 340 | MARINE ENVIRONMENT

Units: 3-4

Prerequisites: (EOSC 104 and EOSC 104L or EOSC 109 or EOSC 110) and (BIOL 221 and BIOL 221L or EOSC 112 or EOSC 121)

A study of how humans threaten the stability of our oceans. Topics include ocean-climate interactions, marine pollution, utilization of marine resources, and marine conservation. Students participate in at least one weekend community service project. Three hours of lecture per week. Fall semester.

EOSC 350 | INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: BIOL 305 or EOSC 301W

A survey of the invertebrate animals with emphasis on evolutionary relationships among the groups as expressed by their morphology and physiology. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory weekly.

EOSC 355 | ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

Units: 3

Prerequisites: CHEM 151 and CHEM 151L and CHEM 152 and CHEM 152L

A survey of the natural environment from a chemist’s point of view and the evaluation of chemicals from an environmental point of view. This course is concerned with the chemistry of air, water, soil, and the biosphere in both pristine and polluted states. Pollution prevention and mitigation schemes are considered. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab per week.

EOSC 361 | ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY

Units: 2

A general survey of the ecological communities of San Diego County will acquaint students with local marine, freshwater, chaparral, and desert habitats. The course is primarily field study, and one overnight trip to the desert will be included. Identification of organisms and their ecological relationships will be stressed. One laboratory per week. Cross-listed as BIOL 361.

EOSC 364 | CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Units: 4

Prerequisites: BIOL 190 and BIOL 221 and BIOL 221L and BIOL 225 and BIOL 225L and BIOL 300

This course focuses on the history of conservation awareness, theory, and practice. Lectures address conservation biology from a historical perspective; readings and discussion are directed toward both classic and current literature. Student presentations will be expected. Weekend field trips may be required. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week. Spring semester.

EOSC 400 | TOPICS IN ECOLOGY

Units: 3-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Topics of special interest and/or unique opportunity in ecology.

EOSC 401 | TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY

Units: 3-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Topics of special interest and/or unique opportunity in environmental biology.

EOSC 402 | TOPICS IN MARINE GEO/PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL SCIENCE

Units: 3-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Topics of special interest and/or unique opportunity in marine geo/physical/chemical science.

EOSC 403 | TOPICS IN GEO/PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL SCIENCE

Units: 3-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Topics of special interest and/or unique opportunity in geo/physical/chemical science.

EOSC 404 | TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Units: 3-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Topics of special interest and/or unique opportunity in environmental studies.

EOSC 405 | TOPICS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/STUDIES

Units: 3-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Topics of special interest and/or unique opportunity in interdisciplinary environmental science and studies.

EOSC 406 | TOPICS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Units: 3-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Topics of special interest and/or unique opportunity in interdisciplinary environmental science.

EOSC 415 | GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: EOSC 313 or EOSC 314

Expands on EOSC 314 (Maps and Spatial Data) and includes more advanced GIS functions and applications using a project-based approach. Fundamental topics include spatial analysis, geostatistical analysis, 3-D modeling, and project development and implementation. Laboratory exercises will use ArcGIS software. This course combines lecture and laboratory work in two meetings per week. Every other spring semester.

EOSC 420 | INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: EOSC 313 or EOSC 314

An introduction to remote sensing technology and its applications in earth science. This course will cover principles of remote sensing, aerial photography, photogrammetry, electronic multispectral imaging, and methods of digital image processing and analysis. Applications of remote sensing in marine and terrestrial environments and integration of remote sensing and geographic information systems also will be discussed. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week and some field trips. Requires at least one course in physical science, or consent of the instructor.

EOSC 431 | HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE COASTAL ENVIRONMENT

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: CHEM 151 and CHEM 151L and (EOSC 121 or EOSC 112 or BIOL 112) or (BIOL 190 and BIOL 221 and BIOL 221L)

An interdisciplinary study of physical, chemical, and biological processes in the oceans with an emphasis on coastal environments. Topics include coastal oceanography, nutrient distribution and geochemical cycles, primary productivity, food webs and fisheries, and benthic habitats. This course examines the interactions between abiotic forces in the oceans and the organisms that live in a variety of habitats. Environmental issues will be connected to major scientific themes. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week.

EOSC 432 | MARINE COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 303 (Can be taken Concurrently)) and (EOSC 301W (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 301 (Can be taken Concurrently))

This course is intended to introduce students to the fundamentals of marine community ecology, provide students with field experiences so that they may become familiar with various ecological sampling designs and methods, and expose students to the diversity of coastal marine environments in the san diego area. Students will read and discuss classic marine ecology papers, and conduct marine ecological studies in field and laboratory settings. Students will also be required to participate in a semester-long research project. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week.

EOSC 433 | PLANKTON ECOLOGY

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 303 (Can be taken Concurrently)) and (EOSC 301W (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 301 (Can be taken Concurrently)) and (MATH 150 or MATH 151)

This course is a study of the fundamental processes in plankton ecology from the perspective of how individual plankton interact with each other and their environment. Throughout the course, students will gain intuition about life in the plankton by incorporating an understanding of both the biology of the organisms and their physical environment. In addition to lecture, the course includes lab activities, reading and discussing peer-reviewed scientific articles, and completing group and individual assignments.

EOSC 434 | WETLANDS ECOLOGY WITH LAB

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 303 (Can be taken Concurrently)) and (EOSC 301W (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 301 (Can be taken Concurrently))

A comprehensive look at wetland ecology and management. Focuses on physical, biogeochemical, and ecological aspects of major wetland ecosystems with an emphasis on local urban wetlands. Also includes wetland management concepts and approaches worldwide. This course includes a weekly lab. Students may not receive credit for taking both EOSC 434 and EOSC 435.

EOSC 435 | WETLANDS ECOLOGY

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 303 (Can be taken Concurrently)) and (EOSC 301W (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 301 (Can be taken Concurrently))

A comprehensive look at wetland ecology and management. Focuses on physical, biogeochemical, and ecological aspects of major wetland ecosystems with an emphasis on local urban wetlands. Also includes wetland management concepts and approaches worldwide. Students may not receive credit for taking both EOSC 434 and EOSC 435.

EOSC 438 | ANIMAL BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY WITH LAB

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: BIOL 300 or BIOL 305 or EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently)

This course examines the evolution of animal behavior in an ecological context. Topics include economic decision making, co-evolutionary arms races, competition, aggression, biological rhythms, group living, sexual and family conflict, parental care, mating systems, cooperation, and communication. This course explores questions in behavioral ecology using basic concepts and theory, as well as model-based, comparative, and experimental approaches. The inquiry-based lab introduces methods commonly used in behavioral ecology and allows students to test their own hypotheses within the framework of prescribed field and laboratory exercises. Students may not receive credit for taking both EOSC 438 and EOSC 439 or for taking both EOSC 438 and PSYC 344. Cross-listed with BIOL 438.

EOSC 439 | ANIMAL BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: BIOL 300 or BIOL 305 or EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently)

This course examines the evolution of animal behavior in an ecological context. Topics include economic decision making, co-evolutionary arms races, competition, aggression, biological rhythms, group living, sexual and family conflict, parental care, mating systems, cooperation, and communication. This course explores questions in behavioral ecology using basic concepts and theory, as well as model-based, comparative, and experimental approaches. Students may not receive credit for taking both EOSC 439 and EOSC 438 or EOSC 439 and PSYC 344. Cross-listed with BIOL 439.

EOSC 450 | GEOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 303 (Can be taken Concurrently)) and (EOSC 301W (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 301 (Can be taken Concurrently))

The origin and geologic history of the ocean basin, with a detailed investigation of the theory of plate tectonics, sedimentation processes in the oceans, and paleoceanography. Three lectures and one laboratory per week; some weekend field trips may be required. (fall semester).

EOSC 451 | BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: EOSC 301W or BIOL 309

An integrated study of marine organisms and their environments, stressing ecological, behavioral, and physiological relationships. Near shore, deep sea, and open ocean environments will be covered. A weekend field trip may be required. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week. Fall semester.

EOSC 452 | MARINE GEOCHEMISTRY

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 303 (Can be taken Concurrently)) and (EOSC 301W (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 301 (Can be taken Concurrently)) and CHEM 152 and CHEM 152L and (MATH 130 or MATH 150 or MATH 151)

This course begins by tracing the path of material sources to the ocean reservoir; from river, groundwater, atmospheric and hydrothermal vent pathways. A significant emphasis is placed on chemical processes in the ocean reservoir, such as trace metal and carbonate equilibrium concluding with an assessment of sediment redox chemistry and diagenesis. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week. Spring semester.

EOSC 462 | BIOLOGY OF FISHES

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently) and EOSC 301W (Can be taken Concurrently)) or BIOL 305

This course examines the various aspects of ichthyology encompassing the anatomy, physiology, ecology, evolution, ethology, and natural history of fishes. Lab includes techniques of identification and a general survey of fish systematics and zoogeography. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week.

EOSC 465 | MARINE MAMMALS

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently) or BIOL 305

An examination of the biology of whales, pinnipeds and other marine mammals. Topics will include general adaptations to a marine existence; systematics and biogeography; reproduction; diving physiology; communication and echolocation; feeding and migratory behavior; and marine mammal-human interactions. Some emphasis will be placed on species occurring in the North Pacific Ocean. Necropsies of a beach-stranded marine mammal may occur. Special projects will also be assigned.

EOSC 473 | CLIMATOLOGY

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: EOSC 220 and EOSC 222 and EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently)

A course to cover principles of climatology and methods of climatic data analysis. The fundamentals of climatology, methods and technologies used in acquiring and analyzing climatic data, and current issues such as human-induced climatic changes will be discussed. This course will cover the Earth’s energy budget and temperature, moisture in the atmosphere and precipitation, winds and the general circulation, and climates in different regions of the world. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week.

EOSC 474 | HISTORY OF THE EARTH AND CLIMATE

Units: 3 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: EOSC 220 and EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently)

A survey of the history of the earth system focusing on ocean-atmosphere-ice sheet dynamics and their interaction on past global climate change. Topics include geologic record of past climate cycles, causal mechanisms of past climate change, and the scientific basis of global warming. Three hours of lecture per week.

EOSC 474L | HISTORY OF THE EARTH AND CLIMATE LABORATORY

Units: 1 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: EOSC 474 (Can be taken Concurrently)

A laboratory course designed to introduce students to methods and techniques used in historical geology and paleoclimatology including: a) identification of depositional environments; b) identification of invertebrate fossils and modes of fossilization; correlation and sequence stratigraphy; d) radiometric dating, and e) isotopic proxies of climate. The laboratory may include field trips. Lab must be taken with concurrent registration in EOSC 474.

EOSC 485 | ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: CHEM 151 and CHEM 151L and EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently)

This course focuses on the interaction between humans and the geologic environment. We will examine geologic processes responsible for forming a variety of Earth resources, such as ore deposits (e.g., copper minerals) and energy resources (e.g., fossil and nuclear fuels). Anthropogenic extraction, processing, and disposal of these resources, and their impact on the environment, will be investigated. Two Earth resources will be the subject of detailed study: groundwater and soils. An in-depth explanation of processes relating to both (e.g., groundwater flow, water quality, soil composition) will be developed, followed by an investigation of practices used in the monitoring and assessment of anthropogenic contamination of soil and groundwater. This course will help to prepare students for working in academia, government, or as an environmental consultant. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week. Some weekend field trips may be required.

EOSC 487 | SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGY

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: EOSC 220 and EOSC 222 and EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently)

A course to cover principles of surface water hydrology and methods to solve hydrologic problems related to urbanization, soil and water conservation, and water resources management. The components of the hydrologic cycle and the concept of water balance will be discussed in detail. This course also will cover various methods of hydrologic computation, the basics of watershed modeling, applications of GIS in hydrology, and issues especially relevant to Southern California. Three hours of lecture and one laboratory per week and some field trips.

EOSC 488 | GEOMORPHOLOGY

Units: 4 Repeatability: No

Prerequisites: (EOSC 300 (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 303 (Can be taken Concurrently)) and (EOSC 301W (Can be taken Concurrently) or EOSC 301 (Can be taken Concurrently))

An introduction to geomorphology, the study of landforms and the processes that produce and modify them. Explores how landforms respond to climate change, tectonic forcing, and changes in land use. Addresses common geomorphic processes including weathering, soils, hill slope processes, fluvial processes and landforms, aeolian transport, glacial and periglacial environments, karst, and coastal processes. This course includes a weekly lab.

EOSC 490 | UNDERGRADUATE LABORATORY ASSISTANT

Units: 1 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Assist laboratory instructor in all aspects of a Environmental and Ocean Sciences laboratory.

EOSC 493 | METHODS IN ENIVRONMENTAL AND OCEAN SCIENCES

Units: 1-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Training and practice in the gathering, analysis, interpretation, and communication of marine scientific data. Designed to extend and integrate the sampling and analytical procedures of marine science. Selected instrumentation and techniques, field experience, and laboratory time will be emphasized. Shipboard experiences, weekend, or extended field trips may be required. Course may be repeated for credit only upon approval of the chair of marine science and environmental studies.

EOSC 494 | SPECIAL TOPICS: ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCEAN SCIENCES

Units: 1-4 Repeatability: Yes (Repeatable if topic differs)

Topics of special interest and/or unique opportunity.

EOSC 495 | SENIOR SEMINAR

Units: 1 Repeatability: No

Core Attributes: Oral communication competency

Prerequisites: EOSC 496 or EOSC 498

The techniques of seminar presentation will be studied by preparing and presenting individual seminars on topics of interest with emphasis from the student’s pathway. Enrollment for credit is limited to, and required of, all senior students majoring in environmental and ocean sciences.

EOSC 496 | RESEARCH

Units: 1-4 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Students develop and/or assist in research projects in various fields of environmental studies under the supervision of a faculty member in Environmental and Ocean Sciences Studies.

EOSC 497 | UNDERGRADUATE LABORATORY ASSISTANT

Units: 1

Assist laboratory instructor in all aspects of a Environmental and Ocean Sciences laboratory.

EOSC 498 | INTERNSHIP

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Experience in the practical and experimental application of environmental and ocean sciences. Students will be involved in projects conducted by researchers, agencies and institutions outside the university, such as state parks, government agencies, research facilities, or environmental industries. Enrollment is arranged on an individual basis according to a student’s interest and background, and is dependent on positions available and faculty approval. The department internship coordinator should be consulted before beginning an internship. Taking one unit in two or more consecutive semesters is recommended, but variations can be arranged in advance with the Internship instructor or the chair of Environmental and Ocean Sciences. A maximum of three internship units can be earned toward fulfillment of the requirements of the major. Every semester.

EOSC 499 | INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Independent study designed for individual student needs.