Katryn P. Wiese

Photo of Katryn P. Wiese Department Earth Sciences Department 
 Office Science Hall 134
 Phone (415) 452-5061
 Mailbox S50
 E-Mail kwiese@ccsf.edu
 Home Page http://fog.ccsf.edu/~kwiese/
 Fall 2012 
 Office Hours
Fall 2012 Teaching Schedule
GEOL 10L Physical Geology Lab 2.0
PREREQ: MATH 40 or ET 108B and completion/concurrent enrollment in GEOL 10 Laboratory fee of $5 required
70447 001 L/L R 02:10-06:00PM SCIE U045 Deadlines Final Book GEOL 21B San Francisco Geology 1.0 76296 001 Lec SAT 01:10-05:00PM 11/15-11/22  Deadlines Final Book WAIT LIST SAT 09:10-11:25AM 11/01-11/01 SCIE U045 SAT 09:10-12:25PM 11/15-11/22
Mandatory orientation on 11/1 in Science 45 from 9:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Field days: 11/15 and 11/22- - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.- - meet in the field. Transportation is NOT provided.
OCAN 1 Oceanography 3.0
ADVISE.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 96 or placement in ENGL 1A; and MATH 55 or MATH 60 or ET 108 or placement in MATH 90
71591 001 Lec T R 11:10-12:25PM SCIE U005 Deadlines Final Book

B.S., Caltech -- Geology; M.S., Oregon State University -- Marine Geology; Postgraduate work Stanford University.

I started at City College in 1995 after 2 years working as a geologist at U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park and while working 5 years as an educator and programmer for a software company. I have also taught classes at Stanford, Oregon State University, High School (Physics and Calculus), and a variety of workshops and/or field trips for groups such as San Francisco Unified School District, the national Science Education Resource Center (SERC), and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

I am both a teacher and a student. I love to learn (and everyone has something to teach!). I love to help others with their own studies.

I really have fun teaching, and I hope my students feel that same way in my classes. I have a lot of passion for what I teach, and I believe that comes across. To keep my classes dynamic and fun and interactive, I insist on students reading material prior to coming to class. We're all adults, in college, and if we can't read material and teach ourselves basics, we're in the wrong place! By reading ahead, it means that we can use class time to really probe our understanding of the material -- kicking the tires, inspecting the engine, and advancing the basics beyond what all of us can teach ourselves. In this way, the basics become stronger, and the classroom is more active and fun. I have high expectations, but I also provide a number of resources to help students achieve those expectations.

Other projects I'm involved in include managing the Science Building exhibit -- the Story of Time and Life, which describes the formation of the universe, our solar system, our planet, and the evolution of life on Earth. Find out more at http://www.ccsf.edu/TimeLife.

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