WIESE OCEANOGRAPHY 1 LECTURE

INSTRUCTOR: Katryn Wiese
Questions? Contact: katryn.wiese@mail.ccsf.edu
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REQUIRED Workbook (Syllabus Spring 2018)

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Assignment deadlines are spread throughout the week: Monday through Friday.
Use weekends to complete assignments early and on your schedule.

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Part 4

Students on beach studying sand.

Week 1: Class Introduction (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed during week:
    • Review the requirements of this class, and be sure you're prepared.
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE CLASS POLICIES WORKSHEET (in workbook or online PDF and What is Science? activity (in workbook or online PDF) -- be sure these are 100% done):
  2. Due by start of Thursday class:
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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:

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. Due by Monday at midnight:
  2. Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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. Due by Monday at midnight:
  2. Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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. Due by Monday at midnight:
  2. Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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. Due by Monday at midnight:
    • 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!
  4. REMEMBER -- next week's content -- weekly tutorials, reading, worksheets, and quiz -- are DUE next week by Monday at midnight.
 
Water ripple over a rock with algae.

Week 6: Seawater Physical Properties (return to TOP)

  1. Due by Monday at midnight:
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE:
      • Textbook 11th edition: Chapter 5: Water and Seawater and Chapter 13: Biological Productivity & Energy Transfer (Light Transmission in Ocean Water section: 2 pages) and Appendix IV: Chemical Background on the Water Molecule
      • Chapter Glossary
      • Chapter FAQs
    • TAKE SEAWATER PHYSICAL PROPERTIES QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account.)
  2. Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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. Due by Monday at midnight:
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER 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: 2 pages)
      • Chapter Glossary
      • Chapter FAQs
    • TAKE SEAWATER CHEMISTRY QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account.)
  2. Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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. Due by Monday at midnight:
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER 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. Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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. Due by Monday at midnight:
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE:
      • Textbook 11th edition: Chapter 7: Ocean Circulation and Chapter 16: The Oceans and Climate Change (Changes in Deep-Water Circulation: 0.5 pages)
      • Chapter Glossary
      • Chapter FAQs
    • TAKE CURRENTS QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account.)
  2. Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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. Due by Monday at midnight:
    • 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!
  4. REMEMBER -- next week's content -- weekly tutorials, reading, worksheets, and quiz -- are DUE next week by Monday at midnight.
 
Wave ripples atop water.

Week 11: Waves (return to TOP)

  1. Due by Monday at midnight:
  2. Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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:
 
Tide flats at low tide.

Week 12: Tides (return to TOP)

  1. Due by Monday at midnight:
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE:
    • TAKE TIDES QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account.)
  2. Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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. Due by Monday at midnight:
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE:
      • Textbook 11th edition: Chapters 10: The Coast: Beaches and Shoreline Processes, 11: The Coastal Ocean, and 16: The Oceans and Climate Change (Rising Sea Level section and Afterward on Conservation, Marine Protected Areas, Exclusive Economic Zone, and What you can do to minimize pollution)
      • Chapter Glossary
      • Chapter FAQs
    • TAKE COASTLINES QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account.)
  2. Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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. Due by Monday at midnight:
    • 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!
  4. REMEMBER -- next week's content -- weekly tutorials, reading, worksheets, and quiz -- are DUE next week by Monday at midnight.
 
Salmon returning to Sheep Creek.

Week 15: Living Ocean (return to TOP)

  1. Due by Monday at midnight:
  2. Fall semester during Thanksgiving: Due by Wednesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday during class:
    Spring semester: Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. Fall semester during Thanksgiving: Due by Wednesday at midnight (online class) or Tuesday during class:
    Spring semester: Due by Friday at midnight (online class) or in class:
    • 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. Due by Monday at midnight:
  2. Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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. Due by Monday at midnight:
  2. Due by Thursday start of class:
    • Weekly class activity (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed in class:
    • 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:
 

Finals Week: EXAM 4 (return to TOP)

  1. Due by Monday at midnight:
    • 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. Due by last class session (face-to-face):
    • REVIEW PAST WORKSHEETS, 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).
  3. To be completed before taking exam: REVIEW and correct Exam Worksheet and related content.
  4. Take exam!

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