NOTE: ESYS 101, 102, and 103 should be taken by end of the junior year.
Prerequisites: BILD 1 or 2 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. (F)
Earth's dynamic physical systems interact in complex ways with prfound impact on our environment. Processes such as volcanism and weathering enable geochemical exchange between solid and fluid (ocean and atmosphere) systems. Sea-level and climate changes interface with tectonic processes.
Prerequisites: Math. 10A, CHEM 6A, Physics 1A or consent of instructor (W).
This course explores the impacts of human, social, economic, and industrial activity on the environment. It highlights the central roles in ensuring sustainable development played by market forces, technological innovation and governmental regulation on local, national and global scales.
Prerequisites: Math 10A-C or Math 20B or by consent of instructor or by permission of instructor.
The ESYS Program places a significant value on interdisciplinary problem solving and all majors are expected to complete an integrative Senior Project in their final year. The Senior Project is designed by the student to focus on an interdisciplinary environmental problem or research topic and is developed either individually or as part of a team over two quarters. Appropriate topics for the Senior Project could conceivably include biodiversity conservation, coastal zone management, environmental health, climate change, environmental justice, and/or urban air quality. An important component of the Senior Project is an off-campus or laboratory internship where students might work on, for example, the development of a comprehensive management plan for a threatened ecosystem.
Prerequisites: senior standing, majors only.
!! Important Additional Details !!
Enrollment and Grading Policy: ESYS majors will typically enroll in ESYS 190A in the fall and winter quarters of their final year and ESYS 190B in the spring quarter of their final year. With prior approval, students may enroll in the ESYS 190A sequence in the winter and spring quarters of their final year and enroll in ESYS 190B during summer session. The class will account for four units of credit toward the degree each quarter and will be taken on a pass/no pass basis.
The Senior Seminar provides a venue for the presentation and group evaluation of the ESYS Senior Projects.
Prerequisites: ESYS 190A.
Faculty guided readings or projects in the area of Environmental Systems.
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