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ESS 323: Stanford at Sea (BIOHOPK 182H, BIOHOPK 323H, EARTHSYS 323)

(Graduate students register for 323H.) Five weeks of marine science including oceanography, marine physiology, policy, maritime studies, conservation, and nautical science at Hopkins Marine Station, followed by five weeks at sea aboard a sailing research vessel in the Pacific Ocean. Shore component comprised of three multidisciplinary courses meeting daily and continuing aboard ship. Students develop an independent research project plan while ashore, and carry out the research at sea. In collaboration with the Sea Education Association of Woods Hole, MA. Only 6 units may count towards the Biology major.
Terms: Spr | Units: 16 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ESS 330: Advanced Topics in Hydrogeology

Topics: questioning classic explanations of physical processes; coupled physical, chemical, and biological processes affecting heat and solute transport. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ESS 342: Geostatistics

Classic results and current research. Topics based on interest and timeliness. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ESS 342B: Geostatistics

Classic results and current research. Topics based on interest and timeliness. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ESS 342C: Geostatistics

Classic results and current research. Topics based on interest and timeliness. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ESS 360: Social Structure and Social Networks (ANTHRO 360)

In this course, we will explore social network analysis, a set of methods and theories used in the analysis of social structure. The fundamental conceit underlying social network analysis is that social structure emerges from relationships between individuals. We will therefore concentrate in particular on the measurement of relationships, emphasizing especially practical methodology for anthropological fieldwork. This is a somewhat unusual course because of its focus on social network research coming out of anthropological and ethological traditions. While most current practitioners of social network analysis are (probably) sociologists, many of both the methodological antecedents and theoretical justifications for the field can be found in these two traditions. A major goal of this course is to understand how the methods and perspectives of social network analysis can be usefully incorporated into contemporary approaches to ethnography and other anthropological modes of investigation. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Jones, J. (PI)

ESS 363: Demography and Life History Theory (ESS 163)

Life history theory is the branch of evolutionary biology that attempts to understand patterns of investment in growth, reproduction, and survival across the life cycle. It is the theory that explains the major transitions that mark individual organisms' life cycles from conception to death. In this class, we will focus on the central themes of life history theory and how they relate to specific problems of the human life cycle. In addition to the classic questions of life history theory (e.g., evolution of reproductive effort, size vs. quality, etc.), we will discuss some peculiar issues that relate specifically to humans. In particular, we will explore the intersection of life history theory and more classical economic approaches to decision theory and rational choice. This will include an exploration of the evolution of economic transfers and their implications for demographic transitions, ecological resilience, and the consumption of natural resources. This discussion will explore how an understanding of life history theory might help in promoting investments in future welfare or developing policies that promote sustainability.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Jones, J. (PI)

ESS 363F: Oceanic Fluid Dynamics (CEE 363F)

Dynamics of rotating stratified fluids with application to oceanic flows. Topics include: inertia-gravity waves; geostrophic and cyclogeostrophic balance; vorticity and potential vorticity dynamics; quasi-geostrophic motions; planetary and topographic Rossby waves; inertial, symmetric, barotropic and baroclinic instability; Ekman layers; and the frictional spin-down of geostrophic flows. Prerequisite: CEE 262A or a graduate class in fluid mechanics.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ESS 364F: Advanced Topics in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (CEE 364F)

A seminar-style class covering the classic papers on the theory of the large-scale ocean circulation. Topics include: wind-driven gyres, mesoscale eddies and geostrophic turbulence, eddy-driven recirculation gyres, homogenization of potential vorticity, the ventilated thermocline, subduction, and the abyssal circulation. Prerequisite: EESS 363F or CEE 363F. Recommended: EESS 246B.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ESS 385: Practical Experience in the Geosciences

On-the-job training, that may include summer internship, in applied aspects of the geosciences, and technical, organizational, and communication dimensions. Meets USCIS requirements for F-1 curricular practical training. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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