Course Descriptions

Environmental and Ocean Sciences

EOSC 104-02 Natural Disasters (3)

Eric Cathcart

cathcart@SanDiego.edu

CRN 121 Limit 18
3-week Pre Session (6/4 – 6/22)
M-Th              
1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.                                    
SCST 130

 

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. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 14.

EOSC 104L-02 Natural Disasters Lab (1)

Eric Cathcart

cathcart@SanDiego.edu

CRN 122 Limit 18
3-week Pre Session (6/4 – 6/22)
T & Th          
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.          
SCST 262

 

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. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 14.

EOSC 121 Life in the Oceans (4)

Steven Searcy

ssearcy@sandiego.edu

CRN 454 Limit 18
3-week Pre Session (6/4 – 6/22)
Lecture: M-F    9 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.   SCST-129
Lab:       TTh   1 – 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 a life science and for a laboratory course. This course will not satisfy the requirements of the marine science major. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 14.