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Titlesort descending Quarter Day, Time, Location Instructor(s) Description
CEE 175A (section 1)
California Coast: Science, Policy, and Law (CEE 275A)
2017-2018 Spring
Monday Wednesday
11:10am - 12:40pm
Boehm, A., Sivas, D.

This interdisciplinary course integrates the legal, scientific, and policy dimensions of how we characterize and manage resource use and allocation along the California coast. We will use this geographic setting as the vehicle for exploring more generally how agencies, legislatures, and courts... more

GEOPHYS 90 (section 1)
Earthquakes and Volcanoes (EARTHSYS 113)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Mitch 350 plus 372
Chu, S., Sheng, Y., Beroza, G.

Is the "Big One" overdue in California? What kind of damage would that cause? What can we do to reduce the impact of such hazards in urban environments? Does "fracking" cause earthquakes and are we at risk? Is the United States vulnerable to a giant tsunami? The geologic record contains evidence... more

ENERGY 101A (section 1)
Energizing California
2017-2018 Spring
Gerritsen, M., Horne, R.

A weekend field trip featuring renewable and nonrenewable energy installations in Northern California. Tour geothermal, bioenergy, and natural gas field sites with expert guides from the Department of Energy Resources Engineering. Requirements: One campus meeting and weekend field trip.... more

PUBLPOL 73 (section 1)
Energy Policy in California and the West (CEE 263G, POLISCI 73)
2017-2018 Spring
Cain, B., Grueneich, D.

This seminar provides an in-depth analysis of the role of California state agencies and Western energy organizations in driving energy policy development, technology innovation, and market structures, in California, the West and internationally. The course covers three areas: 1) roles and... more

POLISCI 73 (section 1)
Energy Policy in California and the West (CEE 263G, PUBLPOL 73)
2017-2018 Spring
Cain, B., Grueneich, D.

This seminar provides an in-depth analysis of the role of California state agencies and Western energy organizations in driving energy policy development, technology innovation, and market structures, in California, the West and internationally. The course covers three areas: 1) roles and... more

CEE 263G (section 1)
Energy Policy in California and the West (POLISCI 73, PUBLPOL 73)
2017-2018 Spring
Cain, B., Grueneich, D.

This seminar provides an in-depth analysis of the role of California state agencies and Western energy organizations in driving energy policy development, technology innovation, and market structures, in California, the West and internationally. The course covers three areas: 1) roles and... more

EARTHSYS 46N (section 1)
Exploring the Critical Interface between the Land and Monterey Bay: Elkhorn Slough (ESS 46N)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Francis, C.

Preference to freshmen. Field trips to sites in the Elkhorn Slough, a small agriculturally impacted estuary that opens into Monterey Bay, a model ecosystem for understanding the complexity of estuaries, and one of California's last remaining coastal wetlands. Readings include Jane Caffrey's... more

CSRE 141 (section 1)
Gentrification (AFRICAAM 241A, URBANST 141)
2017-2018 Spring
Monday Wednesday
3:30pm - 5:20pm
50-52H
Kahan, M.

Neighborhoods in the Bay Area and around the world are undergoing a transformation known as gentrification. Middle- and upper-income people are moving into what were once low-income areas, and housing costs are on the rise. Tensions between newcomers and old timers, who are often separated by... more

CEE 1 (section 1)
Introduction to Environmental Systems Engineering
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Shriram Ctr BioChemE 108
Hildemann, L.

Field trips visiting environmental systems installations in Northern California, including coastal, freshwater, and urban infrastructure. Requirements: Several campus meetings, and field trips. Enrollment limited; priority given to undergraduates who have declared Environmental Systems... more

NATIVEAM 115 (section 1)
Introduction to Native American History
2017-2018 Spring
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

EARTH 193 (section 1)
Natural Perspectives: Geology, Environment, and Art
2017-2018 Spring
Nevle, R., Cina, S.

Multi-day field trip that combines exploration of regional geology, ecology, and environmental history with guided drawing exercises in the Eastern Sierra Nevada of California. We¿ll visit several sites of geologic and environmental interest, discuss their formation and significance, and use... more

NATIVEAM 240 (section 1)
Psychology and American Indian Mental Health (EDUC 340)
2017-2018 Spring
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
260-002
LaFromboise, T.

Western medicine's definition of health as the absence of sickness, disease, or pathology; Native American cultures' definition of health as the beauty of physical, spiritual, emotional, and social things, and sickness as something out of balance. Topics include: historical trauma; spirituality... more

EDUC 340 (section 1)
Psychology and American Indian Mental Health (NATIVEAM 240)
2017-2018 Spring
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
260-002
LaFromboise, T.

Western medicine's definition of health as the absence of sickness, disease, or pathology; Native American cultures' definition of health as the beauty of physical, spiritual, emotional, and social things, and sickness as something out of balance. Topics include: historical trauma; spirituality... more

ENGLISH 146A (section 1)
Steinbeck (AMSTUD 146A)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:20am
McMurtry Building 102, Oshman
Molyneux, F., Merz, A., Redmond, M., Jones, G.

Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts of Steinbeck's major works; his fascination... more

AMSTUD 146A (section 1)
Steinbeck (ENGLISH 146A)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:20am
McMurtry Building 102, Oshman
Molyneux, F., Merz, A., Redmond, M., Jones, G.

Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts of Steinbeck's major works; his fascination... more

CEE 224Z (section 1)
Sustainable Urban Systems Project (CEE 124Z, GEOPHYS 118Z, GEOPHYS 218Z)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Y2E2 292A
Katz, G., Ouyang, D., Suckale, J., Leckie, J., Ortolano, L., Bardhan, R., Sarte, S., Nishimura, R.

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

ENGLISH 93Q (section 1)
The American Road Trip
2017-2018 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
540-103
Carlson-Wee, K.

From Whitman to Kerouac, Alec Soth to Georgia O¿Keeffe, the lure of travel has inspired many American artists to pack up their bags and hit the open road. In this course we will be exploring the art and literature of the great American road trip. We will be reading and writing in a variety of... more

POLISCI 124A (section 1)
The American West (AMSTUD 124A, ARTHIST 152, ENGLISH 124, HISTORY 151)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
200-002
Kennedy, D., Strackbein, M., Fishkin, S., Cain, B., Garcia, C., Nemerov, A., Freyberg, D.

The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North America: its history, physical geography,... more

ENGLISH 124 (section 1)
The American West (AMSTUD 124A, ARTHIST 152, HISTORY 151, POLISCI 124A)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
200-002
Kennedy, D., Strackbein, M., Fishkin, S., Cain, B., Garcia, C., Nemerov, A., Freyberg, D.

The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North America: its history, physical geography,... more

ARTHIST 152 (section 1)
The American West (AMSTUD 124A, ENGLISH 124, HISTORY 151, POLISCI 124A)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
200-002
Kennedy, D., Strackbein, M., Fishkin, S., Cain, B., Garcia, C., Nemerov, A., Freyberg, D.

The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North America: its history, physical geography,... more

AMSTUD 124A (section 1)
The American West (ARTHIST 152, ENGLISH 124, HISTORY 151, POLISCI 124A)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Lane History Corner, 200-002
Kennedy, D., Fishkin, S., Cain, B., Nemerov, A., Freyberg, D.

The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North America: its history, physical geography,... more

AMSTUD 124A (section 1)
The American West (ARTHIST 152, ENGLISH 124, HISTORY 151, POLISCI 124A)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
200-002
Kennedy, D., Strackbein, M., Fishkin, S., Cain, B., Garcia, C., Nemerov, A., Freyberg, D.

The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North America: its history, physical geography,... more

NATIVEAM 211 (section 1)
The California Missions: Art History and Reconciliation (ARTHIST 211, CSRE 111)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
ARTGAL7
Kinew, S.

Sites of the spirit and devotion, sites of genocide, foreboding actors in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, the subject of fourth-grade school projects, the Spanish Missions of Alta California are complex sites of inquiry, their meanings and associations different for each visitor. This seminar... more

CSRE 111 (section 1)
The California Missions: Art History and Reconciliation (ARTHIST 211, NATIVEAM 211)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
ARTGAL7
Kinew, S.

Sites of the spirit and devotion, sites of genocide, foreboding actors in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, the subject of fourth-grade school projects, the Spanish Missions of Alta California are complex sites of inquiry, their meanings and associations different for each visitor. This seminar... more

EARTHSYS 190 (section 1)
The Multimedia Story
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:20am
SpilkerEng&AppliedSci218
McGhee, G., Padejski, D.

Stories are how we understand ourselves and the world. This course will teach how to plan, research, report and produce a long-form, rich-media science/environment feature story. Students will work in groups or individually to master the blending of text with data visualization, photos, audio,... more