WIESE OCEANOGRAPHY 1 LECTURE

INSTRUCTOR: Katryn Wiese
Questions? Contact: katryn.wiese@mail.ccsf.edu
Office hours and more: My Faculty Web Page

Decorative image -- Acrylic painting of a coral reef created by Cristina Rivera, former student.

Course Welcome Information   |    Advice from Previous Students
REQUIRED Course Workbook (includes syllabus, policies and schedule)
Recommended Course Textbook   |    INSIGHT
Study Session Schedule   |    NOAA's Ocean Facts   |    Earth Science News  |    End-of-Semester Project

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Part 3

Part 4

Students on beach studying sand.

Week 1: Class Introduction (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or start of Thursday class (face-to-face):
  2. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.

PLAN AHEAD: Get started on video tutorials due next week. (See details in section below.)

 
Shoreline shot near Juneau Alaska.

Week 2: Water Planet (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Lava flow on big island of Hawaii.

Week 3: Plate Tectonics (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Current ripples in sand on a beach.

Week 4: Seafloor & Sediments (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 

Week 5: EXAM 1 (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW PAST WORKSHEETS, CONCEPT SKETCHES, NOTES, BOOK, VIDEO TUTORIALS, AND RELEVANT INTERNET RESOURCES.
    • Complete exam worksheet (in class workbook).
    • Complete the relevant questions for the semester-long research project (optional but highly recommended).
  2. To be completed before taking exam: REVIEW and correct Exam Worksheet and related content.
  3. Take exam! (Face-to-face classes: Thurday in class | Online classes: by Friday at midnight )
  4. REMEMBER -- next week's content -- weekly tutorials, reading, worksheets, and quiz -- are DUE next week on Tuesday.
 
Water ripple over a rock with algae.

Week 6: Seawater Physical Properties (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Salt crystals.

Week 7: Seawater Chemistry (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE:
      • Textbook 11th edition: Chapter 5: Water and Seawater, Appendix IV: Chemical Background on the Water Molecule, and Chapter 16: The Oceans and Climate Change (Ocean Acidity section)
      • Chapter Glossary
      • Chapter FAQs
    • TAKE SEAWATER CHEMISTRY QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account.)
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Sunset in Suisun Bay.

Week 8: Atmosphere (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE:
      • Textbook 11th edition: Chapters 6: Air-Sea Interaction and 16: The Oceans and Climate Change
      • Chapter Glossary
      • Chapter FAQs
      • PDF: Seasons Table (equinoxes and solstices in table form -- produced by Kristine Cummins)
    • TAKE ATMOSPHERE QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account.)
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Langmuir cells in Rodeo Lagoon.

Week 9: Circulation & Currents (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE:
    • TAKE CURRENTS QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account.)
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 

Week 10: EXAM 2 (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW PAST WORKSHEETS, CONCEPT SKETCHES, NOTES, BOOK, VIDEO TUTORIALS, AND RELEVANT INTERNET RESOURCES.
    • Complete exam worksheet (in class workbook).
    • Complete the relevant questions for the semester-long research project (optional but highly recommended).
  2. To be completed before taking exam: REVIEW and correct Exam Worksheet and related content.
  3. Take exam! (Face-to-face classes: Thurday in class | Online classes: by Friday at midnight )
  4. REMEMBER -- next week's content -- weekly tutorials, reading, worksheets, and quiz -- are DUE next week on Tuesday.
 
Wave ripples atop water.

Week 11: Waves (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
  5. YouTube videos of seiche/standing waves in swimming pools:
    Japan Hotel (2 minutes) | California (6 minutes)
  6. NOAA Ocean Explorer -- Ocean Waves
  7. Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) -- Scripps Institution of Oceanography
 
Tide flats at low tide.

Week 12: Tides (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field.

Week 13: Coasts, Beaches, Estuaries, & Environmental Challenges (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC WORKSHEET (100% done):
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 

Week 14: EXAM 3 (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW PAST WORKSHEETS, CONCEPT SKETCHES, NOTES, BOOK, VIDEO TUTORIALS, AND RELEVANT INTERNET RESOURCES.
    • Complete exam worksheet (in class workbook).
    • Complete the relevant questions for the semester-long research project (optional but highly recommended).
  2. To be completed before taking exam: REVIEW and correct Exam Worksheet and related content.
  3. Take exam! (Face-to-face classes: Thurday in class | Online classes: by Friday at midnight )
  4. REMEMBER -- next week's content -- weekly tutorials, reading, worksheets, and quiz -- are DUE next week on Tuesday.
 
Salmon returning to Sheep Creek.

Week 15: Living Ocean (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Seaweeds in the tide pools.

Week 16: Productivity and Plankton (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE:
    • TAKE PRODUCTIVITY AND PLANKTON QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account.)
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Closeup of anemone tentacles.

Week 17: Nekton & Benthos (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday start of class (face-to-face):
  2. To be completed by Thursday at midnight (online class) or Thursday start of class (face-to-face class):
    • Exam 4 Worksheet (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed by Sunday at midnight (online) or in class (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW and correction of all week's activities (including Exam 4 worksheet)
    • REVIEW and discussion of workbook images, Q&A, and insights.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 

Finals Week: EXAM 4 (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed before taking exam:
    • REVIEW and correct Exam Worksheet.
    • REVIEW PAST WORKSHEETS, CONCEPT SKETCHES, NOTES, BOOK, VIDEO TUTORIALS, AND RELEVANT INTERNET RESOURCES.
    • Complete end-of-semester Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) exam. (~10 minutes. Ungraded)
      (Note: to take this SLO exam, you must be logged into your student email account.)
    • Complete end-of-semester Oceanography 1 Evaluation
      I use your feedback on the class to improve the class for future students. (I'm the only one that sees these results.)
      (Note: to access this evaluation, you must be logged into your student email account.)
  2. Take exam!
    • Face-to-face: see syllabus in workbook
    • Online: through INSIGHT per schedule

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