Course Descriptions

Environmental and Ocean Sciences

EOSC 105-03 Natural Disasters (4)

LeeAnna Chapman 

CRN 193 Limit 18

3-week Pre (6/3 – 6/21)
T & R       9:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.      SCST 262
M - Th      1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.        SCST 232

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. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 13.

EOSC 121 Life in the Oceans (4)

Steven Searcy 

CRN 194 Limit 18

3-week Pre Session (6/3 – 6/21)
Lecture: M - F      9:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.      SCST 129
Lab: T & Th         1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.         SCST 175

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. Note: course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 13.