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Current Courses

Title Quarter Day, Time, Location Instructor(s) Description
AMSTUD 150X (section 1)
From Gold Rush to Google Bus: History of San Francisco (HISTORY 152E, URBANST 150)
2016-2017 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
260-007
Kahan, M.

This class will examine the history of San Francisco from Native American and colonial settlement through the present. Focus is on social, environmental, and political history, with the theme of power in the city. Topics include Native Americans, the Gold Rush, immigration and nativism,... more

CEE 224Y (section 1)
Sustainable Urban Systems Project
2016-2017 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:20am
Ouyang, D., Leckie, J.

Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) Project is a project-based learning experience being piloted for an upcoming new SUS M.S. Program within CEE. Students are placed in small interdisciplinary teams (engineers and non-engineers, undergraduate and graduate level) to work on complex design,... more

CSRE 29SI (section 1)
Migration is Beautiful: Histories, Realities, and Policies of Immigrant Justice
2016-2017 Winter
Wednesday
6:30pm - 8:20pm
Lathrop 290
Jimenez, T.

We will begin the course by analyzing the history of immigration politics and policy in the United States. How did immigrants fit into and complicate the constructed racial hierarchy throughout history? What characterized the waves of migration to the United States? How have undocumented been... more

EARTHSYS 160 (section 1)
Sustainable Cities (URBANST 164)
2016-2017 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
Chan, D.

Service-learning course that exposes students to sustainability concepts and urban planning as a tool for determining sustainable outcomes in the Bay Area. Focus will be on the relationship of land use and transportation planning to housing and employment patterns, mobility, public health, and... more

ECON 18B (section 1)
Silicon Valley Leaders Take on America's Economic Future
2016-2017 Winter

The academic debates about economic policy often miss the perspective of real word business leaders who are navigating a complex, global economy. In this class, we will hear from technology leaders and CEOS from many prominent Silicon Valley companies. They will offer their take on... more

GS 183 (section 1)
California Desert Geologic Field Trip (EARTH 183)
2016-2017 Winter
Mahood, G.

Field seminar. Three class meetings during Winter quarter followed by a 6-day field trip over Spring Break to Mojave Desert, Death Valley, and Owens Valley. See stunning desert and mountain scenery, and examine geology that includes active faults, recent volcanoes, hot springs, ore deposits,... more

GS 55Q (section 1)
The California Gold Rush: Geologic Background and Environmental Impact
2016-2017 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
320-241
Bird, D.

Preference to sophomores. Topics include: geologic processes that led to the concentration of gold in the river gravels and rocks of the Mother Lode region of California; and environmental impact of the Gold Rush due to population increase, mining operations, and high concentrations of arsenic... more

GS 55Q (section 2)
The California Gold Rush: Geologic Background and Environmental Impact
2016-2017 Winter
Zalles, L.

Preference to sophomores. Topics include: geologic processes that led to the concentration of gold in the river gravels and rocks of the Mother Lode region of California; and environmental impact of the Gold Rush due to population increase, mining operations, and high concentrations of arsenic... more

GS 55Q (section 3)
The California Gold Rush: Geologic Background and Environmental Impact
2016-2017 Winter

Preference to sophomores. Topics include: geologic processes that led to the concentration of gold in the river gravels and rocks of the Mother Lode region of California; and environmental impact of the Gold Rush due to population increase, mining operations, and high concentrations of arsenic... more

NATIVEAM 115 (section 1)
Introduction to Native American History
2016-2017 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
6:30pm - 8:20pm
160-120
Red Shirt, D.

This course incorporates a Native American perspective in the assigned readings and is an introduction to Native American History from contact with Europeans to the present. History, from a Western perspective, is secular and objectively evaluative whereas for most Indigenous peoples, history... more

PUBLPOL 135 (section 1)
Regional Politics and Decision Making in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area
2016-2017 Winter
Wednesday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
100-101K
Hancock, R., Benest, F.

Dynamics of regional leadership and decision making in Silicon Valley, a complex region composed of 40 cities and four counties without any overarching framework for governance. Formal and informal institutions shaping outcomes in the region. Case studies include transportation, workforce... more

PUBLPOL 154 (section 1)
Politics and Policy in California
2016-2017 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
11:30am - 1:20pm
200-219
Nation, J., Crane, D.

State politics and policy making, including the roles of the legislature, legislative leadership, governor, special interests, campaign finance, advocacy groups, ballot initiatives, state and federal laws, media, and research organizations. Case studies involving budgets, education, pensions,... more

PUBLPOL 154 (section 2)
Politics and Policy in California
2016-2017 Winter
Smith, C., Volla, S.

State politics and policy making, including the roles of the legislature, legislative leadership, governor, special interests, campaign finance, advocacy groups, ballot initiatives, state and federal laws, media, and research organizations. Case studies involving budgets, education, pensions,... more