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Class Schedule For Environmental Studies - Fall2018

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ENVS 10 - lntro to Environmental Science (3 Units)

Course looks at the earth as an ecosystem composed of biological, chemical, and physical systems. Focus is on the interaction of these systems with each other and with human population, technology, and production. Students should acquire the fundamentals of a scientific understanding of the ecological implications of human activities. Specific topics treated within the context of ecosystem analysis include energy flows, nutrient cycles, pollution, resource use, climate changes, species diversity, and population dynamics.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 10 Section 01 84783 1 Lecture 46/1 MWF ARC1007 0900AM-0950AM Sax,Todd B2
02 book for ENVS 10 Section 02 85067 1 Lecture 60/3 TR HMB202 0400PM-0515PM Reede Jr,James W. B2
03 book for ENVS 10 Section 03 85079 1 Lecture 66/0 MW TAH1007 1200PM-0115PM Fulton,Julian B2
04 book for ENVS 10 Section 04 85136 1 Lecture 81/2 TR MND3013 1200PM-0115PM Flowers,Christine L B2
05 book for ENVS 10 Section 05 85190 1 Lecture 55/6 TR CLV145 0530PM-0645PM Flowers,Christine L B2
06 book for ENVS 10 Section 06 85238 1 Lecture 40/3 TR SQU443 0900AM-1015AM Flowers,Christine L B2
07 book for ENVS 10 Section 07 86020 1 Lecture 40/1 TR SQU443 0300PM-0415PM Goldstene,James N B2

ENVS 10H - Honors Environmental Science (3 Units)

The earth as an ecosystem composed of biological, chemical, and physical systems. Focus is on the interaction of these systems with each other and with human population, technology, and production. Students should acquire the fundamentals of a scientific understanding of the ecological implications of human activities. Specific topics treated within the context of the ecosystem analysis include energy flows, nutrient cycles, pollution, resource use, climate change, species diversity, and population dynamics. Students read important original research on topics. All students participate in a semester long project that applies the principles of the course to a real environmental issue.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 10H Section 01 84921 1 Lecture 34/3 TR AMD263 0130PM-0245PM Foran,Jeffery A B2

ENVS 11 - Env Issue+Crit Thinking (3 Units)

Examines Western cultural values and personal beliefs toward the environment. Teaches critical thinking skills to analyze issues to make informed choices that may impact the earth, its resources and their management as consumers, leaders, professionals and moral agents.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 11 Section 01 84784 1 Lecture 84/1 TR BNC1025 0300PM-0415PM Popejoy,Gregory M A3

ENVS 111 - Environmental Ethics (3 Units)

Consideration of how human beings should act with regard to the non-human natural world in the context of complex societal needs. Students will use critical thinking skills to integrate insights from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to make ethical decisions.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 111 Section 01 84785 1 Discussion 44/2 MW ARC1007 0730AM-0845AM Papouchis,Christopher M

ENVS 112 - Internatnl Envir Problems (3 Units)

Global perspective on current problems of environmental protection and resource use. Population growth, food production, industrialization, technology and cultural change are considered, with heavy emphasis on the social dynamics of environmental problems. A variety of political views is studied, and an attempt is made to develop a perspective useful to students in personal and political decisions.

Prerequisite: GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M or ENGL 109W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M or ENGL 109W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70 or 71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 112 Section 01 84786 1 Lecture 40/2 MW AMD314 0130PM-0245PM Singh,Ajay WI

ENVS 120 - Quantitative Methods Env Sci (3 Units)

Research tools and methods used by environmental professionals including selected statistical procedures, data sources and presentation and interpretation of results. Students will become familiar with the wide range of equipment available to fit their special needs including the computer time-sharing system.

Prerequisite: Must be an ENVS major or minor; STAT 1 or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 120 Section 01 84863 1 Discussion 37/0 MW ARC1013 0130PM-0245PM Ishikawa,Catherine M

ENVS 121 - Field Methods In Env Sci (2 Units)

This field course includes the direct observation of human impact on specific environments and examples of mitigation strategies. Students will learn information gathering and data presentation methodologies useful in environmental impact assessment. Lecture three hours per week; one-day and weekend field trips will be arranged.

Note: Course also substitutes for ENVS 175.

Prerequisite: Must be an ENVS major or minor

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 121 Section 01 84887 1 Discussion 18/0 W AMD261 0900AM-0950AM Ishikawa,Catherine M
02 book for ENVS 121 Section 02 84888 1 Laboratory 18/0 W AMD261 1000AM-1150AM Ishikawa,Catherine M
03 book for ENVS 121 Section 03 85104 1 Discussion 17/0 F AMD261 0900AM-0950AM Dynarski,Katherine
04 book for ENVS 121 Section 04 85103 1 Laboratory 17/0 F AMD261 1000AM-1150AM Dynarski,Katherine
05 book for ENVS 121 Section 05 86752 1 Discussion 18/0 M AMD261 0900AM-0950AM Ishikawa,Catherine M
06 book for ENVS 121 Section 06 86753 1 Laboratory 18/0 M AMD261 1000AM-1150AM Ishikawa,Catherine M

ENVS 122 - CEQA And NEPA (3 Units)

Review of legislative and judicial requirements for environmental impact analysis. Students will be asked to review actual project environmental impact reports, analyze the methods employed, understand the relationship of the report to the planning process, and prepare such a document.

Note: It is recommended that students complete ENVS 128 or have some actual experience with environmental impact documentation before taking this course.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 122 Section 01 85189 1 Lecture 60/0 TR HMB202 0530PM-0645PM Reede Jr,James W.

ENVS 130 - Environmental Toxicology (3 Units)

Focuses on the aspects of toxicology which enable us to study and explore environmental issues concerning human and ecosystem health. It will explore the impact of human activity since World War II in contributing to human disease and ecosystem disruption. Risk perception and communication as it concerns environmental toxicology will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: CHEM 6A or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 130 Section 01 86019 1 Discussion 37/0 MW AMD219 0300PM-0415PM Foran,Jeffery A

ENVS 140 - Energy and the Environment (3 Units)

This course covers the concepts and tools necessary to understand society's diverse technology and policy choices around energy production and use. Students will apply both quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze opportunities and impacts of energy systems with consideration for environmental sustainability, international development, and social equity. We will consider a range of energy technologies, their historical trajectories, current drivers, and prospects for addressing energy challenges at different scales, from households to the global climate.

Prerequisite: Upper division standing

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 140 Section 01 85399 1 Lecture 40/7 TR SQU443 1030AM-1145AM Fulton,Julian

ENVS 144 - Sustainability in the Tropics (3 Units)

Examines issues of environmental, social, and economic sustainability in domestic and international contexts. Students will study the science, policy, and implementation of sustainable practices regarding water, food, and energy resources. Students will learn the history of sustainability, definitions of sustainability, how sustainability is measured, and how sustainability applies to urban and rural landscapes.

Prerequisite: ENVS 10, BIO 1, or instructor permission

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 144 Section 01 85025 1 Lecture 40/9 TR SQU443 1200PM-0115PM Singh,Ajay N

ENVS 158 - Wetlands Ecology (3 Units)

Introduces and discusses characteristics of wetland systems; principles of wetland ecology; functions of wetlands; and regulations and permitting process regarding development near and within wetlands. Appropriate for students planning careers in natural resource management. Though not a substitute for professional training in wetlands delineation and functional assessment, students will gain a basis for such assessments. Familiarity with basic principles of chemistry, physics, and biology recommended.

Note: Field trips required.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 158 Section 01 84954 1 Lecture 40/3 MW ARC1007 1200PM-0115PM Stevens,Michelle L

ENVS 163 - Ethnoecology (3 Units)

Evaluates sustainable management of ecosystems by local indigenous people, using traditional resource management, traditional ecological knowledge and Western science. Familiarizes students with the fields of ethnobiology, ethnoecology, and historical ecology. Students learn about the relationship between people and plants, with a focus on how traditional plant knowledge reflects and is reflected by environmental perceptions.

Note: Field Trip. Required field trip to Chawse Indian Grinding Rocks State Park. Fee Course. $15 per student.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 163 Section 01 85259 1 Lecture 40/10 TR SQU443 0130PM-0245PM Stevens,Michelle L

ENVS 187 - Env Studies Seminar (1 Units)

Students will participate in the semester-long University seminar and will be exposed to a variety of environmental issues and topics presented by speakers from CSUS, the USGS, government and professional organizations, among many others. Topics include issues such as climate change, water use and conversation, environmental sustainability, environmental policy and decision-making, and many important regional issues.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 187 Section 01 84920 1 Seminar 63/3 T RVR1015 0430PM-0520PM Stevens,Michelle L

ENVS 190 - Senior Thesis (3 Units)

Explores an environmental problem or issue in great depth. It includes a detailed review of the scientific literature, synthesis, and integration of information from the literature, and evaluation of the information leading to conclusions and recommendations that address the problem or issue. Thesis subjects are chosen by the student, and can be from a myriad perspectives addressed in the Environmental Studies curriculum including scientific, social, political, economic, and cultural issues.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission and completion of all lower and upper division Environmental Studies courses.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 190 Section 01 85260 1 Seminar 40/12 TR AMD217 0730AM-0845AM Stevens,Michelle L

ENVS 195 - Envir Studies Internship (3 Units)

Supervised work experience in an approved legislative or administrative office at some level of local, state or federal government, or in a public or private organization that is concerned with the environment. Supervision is provided by the faculty instructor and responsible officials in the work situation.

Note: Open to majors only, subject to instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for ENVS 195 Section 01 85146 1 Independent Study 40/0 TBAARR - Foran,Jeffery A

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Class Attribute Codes

A3 - Critical Thinking (A3)

B2 - Life Forms (B2)

N - Not a Teacher Credential Prog Course

WI - SAC:WRITING INTENSIVE GRAD REQ

Session Codes

1 - Regular Academic Session (08/27/2018 to 12/07/2018)