Sustainability Related

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This course is sustainability-related because it includes sustainability as a course component or module, or concentrates on a specific sustainability principle or issue. The course helps build knowledge about a component of sustainability or introduces students to sustainability concepts during part of the course.  At least 25% of the course content focuses on at least one of the enumerated sustainability criteria.

Special Topics in Social Ecology

Special topics courses are offered from time to time. In general they focus on a topic from interdisciplinary perspectives. Course content varies with the interest of the instructor.
Department: 
SOCECOL

Restoration Ecology

Theoretical and practical aspects of habitat restoration and mitigation. Design, implementation, and monitoring of restoration projects in local habitats. Collection of seed and cuttings, planting and maintenance presented. Control of exotics in natural areas discussed. Environmental ethics of restoration emphasized. Prerequisite or corequisite: Biological Sciences E106.
Department: 
BIO SCI

Cities and Transportation

The relationship between urban areas and transportation systems. Economic analysis of cities, transportation and urban form, highway congestion, environmental impacts of transportation, public transit, land use and transportation, and political influences on transportation planning.
Department: 
PP & D

Urban and Regional Planning

Important substantive areas, concepts, tools in the field of urban and regional planning. Topics include: forces that have historically guided and are currently guiding U.S. urbanization; land use, economic development, housing and community development, environmental planning; legal, environmental, governmental contexts. Prerequisite: Planning, Policy, and Design 4.
Department: 
PP & D

Conservation in the American West

Critical examination of contemporary conservation issues in the American West, with particular attention to water in California, grazing on public lands, and species decline and extinctions. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences E106.
Department: 
BIO SCI

Environmental Geology

Introduction to geologic principles and applications to environmental problems. Topics include: tectonic processes, earth materials, soils, river processes, groundwater, the coastal environment, slope failures, seismic hazards, mineral resources, and land-use evaluation based on geologic conditions. Examples from case studies. Prerequisite: Social Ecology E8.
Department: 
PUBHLTH

Special Topics in Environmental and Global Health Science

Special topics courses are offered from time to time. Course content varies with interest of the instructor. Prerequisites: Public Health 1 and in some cases, consent of the instructor.
Department: 
PUBHLTH

Catastrophes

Introduction to the basic science and state of predictability of various natural catastrophic events including hurricanes, tsunamis, and volcanoes, as well as possibly future climate catastrophes including severe droughts, abrupt climate change, thermohaline circulation collapse and sea level rise.
Department: 
EARTHSS

Population

Introduction to the analysis of human population including fertility, mortality dispersion, sex distribution. Attention is focused on the effects of these variables on, e.g., over-population, social disorganization, and the stability of social institutions.
Department: 
SOCIOL

Introduction to Human Geography

Human behavior in a geographical context. Spatial patterns and organization of the cultural, social, and economic activities of man as imposed on and influenced by the earth’s physical setting.
Department: 
SOC SCI

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