WIESE OCEANOGRAPHY 1 LECTURE
Face-to-Face | Online
(both sections addressed)
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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.

SEMESTER RESOURCES

Study Session Schedule   |    NOAA's Ocean Facts   |    Earth Science in the News  |    INSIGHT (for online section only)

Textbook Information   |    Semester Project Information   |    Syllabus and Schedule (Fall 2014 | Spring 2015)


COURSE CONTENT

Part 1
  • Week 1: Class Introduction
  • Week 2: Water Planet
  • Week 3: Plate Tectonics
  • Week 4: Seafloor & Sediments
  • Week 5: Exam 1
  • Part 2
  • Week 6: Seawater Properties
  • Week 7: Seawater Chemistry
  • Week 8: Air-Sea Interactions
  • Week 9: Ocean Currents
  • Week 10: Exam 2
  • Part 3
  • Week 11: Waves
  • Week 12: Tides
  • Week 13: Coastlines &
          the Environment

  • Week 14: Exam 3
  • Part 4
  • Week 15: The Living Ocean
  • Week 16: Productivity &
          Plankton

  • Week 17: Nekton and Benthos
  • Week 18: Exam 4

  • Students on beach studying sand.

    Class Introduction (return to TOP)

    To be completed by the end of the first week of classes:

    • Register for class and make sure you have sufficient time in your schedule (9 hours per week total).
    • Review welcome information.
    • Purchase wirebound class workbook.
    • RECOMMENDED: Purchase or ensure access to a class textbook.
    • ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY: Take Distance Education self evaluation.
    • COMPLETE Introductory Survey Spring 2015
      (Note: to take this survey, you must be logged into your student email account. Example: jdoe3@mail.ccsf.edu. If you have forgotten your password, go to Web 4, find the bottom link on the main menu, and reset your password.)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS and take notes.
    • Discuss class policies, student learning outcomes, and requirements -- all found in the Wirebound workbook.
    • Introduce yourselves to fellow students.
    • Read What is Science? and complete the What is Science? activity.
    • Get started on video tutorials due at the start of next week. (See details in section below.)
     
    Shoreline shot near Juneau Alaska.

    Water Planet (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am: 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review.
    4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
     
    Lava flow on big island of Hawaii.

    Plate Tectonics (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am: 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review.
    4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
     
    Current ripples in sand on a beach.

    Seafloor & Sediments (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am: 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review.
    4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
     
    EXAM 1 (return to TOP)
    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
      • 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 Exam Worksheet and related content with fellow students.
    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 this coming Tuesday at 6 am.
     
    Water ripple over a rock with algae.

    Seawater Physical Properties (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am: 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review.
    4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
     
    Salt crystals.

    Seawater Chemistry (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am: 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review.
    4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
     
    Sunset in Suisun Bay.

    Air-Sea Interactions (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    2. READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE: Chapter on Ocean-Atmospheric Interactions
    3. TAKE QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account. Example: jdoe3@mail.ccsf.edu. If you have forgotten your password, go to Web 4, find the bottom link on the main menu, and reset your password.)
    4. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am: 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    5. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review. <1--
      • Solar Constant Activity KEY
      • Relative Humidity Activity KEY -->
    6. REVIEW after class. More resources:
     
    Langmuir cells in Rodeo Lagoon.

    Circulation & Currents (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
      • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and complete tutorial-specific worksheets (100% done):
      • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE: Chapters on Ocean Currents and Circulation
      • TAKE QUIZ!
        (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account. Example: jdoe3@mail.ccsf.edu. If you have forgotten your password, go to Web 4, find the bottom link on the main menu, and reset your password.)
    2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am: 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review.
    4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
     
    EXAM 2 (return to TOP)
    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
      • 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 Exam Worksheet and related content with fellow students.
    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 this coming Tuesday at 6 am.
     
    Wave ripples atop water.

    Waves (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
      • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and complete tutorial-specific worksheets (100% done):
      • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE: Chapter on Waves
      • TAKE QUIZ!
        (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account. Example: jdoe3@mail.ccsf.edu. If you have forgotten your password, go to Web 4, find the bottom link on the main menu, and reset your password.)
    2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am: 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review.
    4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
    Animation of waves moving and the orbital motion of the particles of water.

    Animation of waves moving and the orbital motion of the particles of water.
     
    Tide flats at low tide.

    Tides (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
      • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and complete tutorial-specific worksheets (100% done):
      • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE: Chapters on Tides
      • TAKE QUIZ!
        (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account. Example: jdoe3@mail.ccsf.edu. If you have forgotten your password, go to Web 4, find the bottom link on the main menu, and reset your password.)
    2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am: 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review.
    4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
     
    Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field.

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

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
      • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and complete tutorial-specific worksheets (100% done):
      • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE: Chapter on Coasts and Coastal Processes
      • TAKE QUIZ!
        (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account. Example: jdoe3@mail.ccsf.edu. If you have forgotten your password, go to Web 4, find the bottom link on the main menu, and reset your password.)
    2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am: 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review.
    4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
     
    EXAM 3 (return to TOP)
    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
      • 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 Exam Worksheet and related content with fellow students.
    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 this coming Tuesday at 6 am.
     
    Salmon returning to Sheep Creek.

    Living Ocean (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am: 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review.
    4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
     
    Seaweeds in the tide pools.

    Productivity and Plankton (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
      • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and complete tutorial-specific worksheets (100% done):
      • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE: Chapter on Productivity and Plankton
      • TAKE QUIZ!
        (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account. Example: jdoe3@mail.ccsf.edu. If you have forgotten your password, go to Web 4, find the bottom link on the main menu, and reset your password.)
    2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am: 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review.
    4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
     
    Closeup of anemone tentacles.

    Nekton & Benthos (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am:
      • 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
      • (optional and only if approved previously by discussion with instructor): Semester-long research project.
    3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT forums (online):
      • SMALL GROUP REVIEW of preparatory worksheet
      • WHOLE GROUP REVIEW of concept sketches.
      • Completion of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
      • Class Q&A and review.
    4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
     

    EXAM 4 (return to TOP)

    1. To be completed by exam review day (face-to-face class) or Tuesday at 6 am (online class):
      • REVIEW PAST WORKSHEETS, CONCEPT SKETCHES, NOTES, BOOK, VIDEO TUTORIALS, AND RELEVANT INTERNET RESOURCES.
      • Complete exam worksheet (in class workbook).
    2. To be completed before taking exam:
    3. Take exam!
      Fall 2014: Tuesday December 16th 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in Science 5
      Spring 2015: Thursday May 21st 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in Science 5
    4. Optional (and not anonymous) Fall 2014 Oceanography 1 Evaluation
      I'd really like to get your feedback on the class. It's the best way to get ideas for improvement. (I'm the only one that sees these results.)
      Thank you ALL for a wonderful semester!
     
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