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2014-2015 Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
Lower Division Courses numbered 1–99 are designed primarily for freshmen and sophomores but are open to all students for lower division credit. (Graduate students requesting to enroll in lower-division undergraduate courses will not receive unit credit nor will the course fulfill degree requirements.) Upper Division Courses courses numbered 100–199 are open to all students who have met the necessary prerequisites as indicated in the catalog course description. Preparation should generally include completion of one lower division course in the given subject or completion of two years of college work.

GRADUATE COURSES
Courses numbered 200–299 are open to graduate students. (Undergraduate students must obtain the signature of the instructor, School Dean, and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Graduate level units will count towards the required 120 units for graduation; however students are urged to meet with their academic advisor in order to determine if graduate course units may be used to fulfill a graduation requirement.)

CROSS-LISTED/CONJOINED COURSES
Cross-listed Courses are the same course offered under different course subjects at the same level (either undergraduate or graduate) that share the same meeting time, requirements, units, etc. Conjoined Courses are the same course but one is undergraduate and one is graduate.

COREQUISITE COURSE
A corequisite course is a course that must be taken at the same time as another course.

PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites for courses should be followed carefully; the responsibility for meeting these requirements rests on the student. If you can demonstrate that your preparation is equivalent to that specified by the prerequisites, the instructor may waive these requirements for you. The instructor also may request that a student who has not completed the prerequisites be dropped from the course. Note: For all courses a “C-” or better grade is required for a course to be used as a prerequisite for another course. If a course was taken for a “P/NP” grade then a “P” grade is required. If the prerequisite for a course is not satisfied, students must obtain the approval of the instructor (or school designee) of the course they wish to take.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES
No credit is allowed for completing a less advanced course after successful completion (C-or better) of a more advanced course in the foreign languages. This applies only to lower division foreign language courses, not upper division courses. 

More information about Course Substitutions , Grading Options , and Course Materials and Services Fees  can be found in alternate areas of the catalog.

 

English

  
  
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    ENG 065: Literary Comedy


    [4.0 units]

    By reading various kinds of comedy in a variety of literary genres, we will try to examine humanity’s strange ability to take deep pleasure in disrupting the serious order of things. By reading theories of comedy, we will also investigate both the psychological and ethical dimensions of comedy.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENG 066: Literary Romance


    [4 units]

    Explores literary romances–adventure stories–written in the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We will encounter poems, plays, stories, and films that exhibit the properties of literary romance.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010 , which may be taken concurrently. Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENG 100: Engaging Texts: Introduction to Critical Practice


    [4.0 units]

    Introduction to issues and approaches in literary theory and criticism, with an emphasis on applications of methods to selected literary texts. Provides an interdisciplinary survey and analysis of the critical tradition as well its major movements, schools, thinkers, tensions, and interventions. Documents and critical readings prepare students for textual interpretation.

    Prerequisite: Junior Standing. Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENG 101: Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Culture, 800-1660


    [4.0 units]

    We will read about men who battle green knights, lovers who communicate through a swan, and a sympathetic Satan. We will learn about England from the eighth through seventeenth centuries, the music and art of these periods, and the politics and religions that shape this literature.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing. Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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    ENG 102: Restoration, Early Colonial, & Early Romantic Literature and Culture: 1660-1837


    [4.0 units]

    A survey of the literature of the “Long Eighteenth Century,” in which the court literature of the Restoration, the neo-Classicism of the Augustans, the anti-Classicism of the Romantics, and much early colonial literature reflect the major cultural changes of the Enlightenment.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing. Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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    ENG 103: Victorian, Fin de siècle, and Early Twentieth Century Literature and Culture: 1837-1945


    [4.0 units]

    Presents historical and social movements such as imperialism, scientific empiricism, pre and post war social shifts, and the advent of consumerism and technology: all affect literature, literary production and readership. This course looks broadly at the times and closely at the literary production that seeks to understand and articulate them.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing. Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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    ENG 104: Postwar, Postcolonial, Postmodern Literature and Culture: 1945 to the present


    [4.0 units]

    Introduces students to an array of postcolonial/post-colonial and post-modern/postmodern literature and theory that signifies, plays with and forms an inter-textual relationship with narratives they will have encountered in earlier surveys in the ENG 100s sequence. Students are encouraged to be as daring as the texts they encounter.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing. Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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    ENG 105: Shakespeare’s Medieval Inheritance


    [4.0 units]

    We will read a number of early English plays before exploring a selection of Shakespearean drama, to re-think this period of theatrical history. We will consider the emergence of the public theatre, the impact of the Reformation, and the roles of memory and ritual.

    Prerequisite: (ENG 101  or ENG 102  or ENG 103  or ENG 104 ) and one ENG seminar numbered 050-089. Preferably one of the courses is either ENG 101, ENG 020, or ENG 056 so that the student has some familiarity with Shakespeare or Drama or Early British History. Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENG 132: Human Rights and Literature


    [4.0 units]

    Traces the development of the social, legal and political discourses of global human rights, and the inter-related emergence of art forms—novels, stories, films, public spaces, monuments, museums, theater, paintings, sculpture, etc.—that embody, challenge and critically engage with human rights ideas.

    Prerequisite: (ENG 101  or ENG 102  or ENG 103  or ENG 104 ) and one ENG seminar numbered 050-089. Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENG 135: Working Class Literature: British


    [4.0 units]

    We will read novels, plays, and poems that depict and/or are written by members of the working classes in Victorian England; we will interrogate the ways that working classes are portrayed by middle and upper class authors, but will also read texts written by members of the working class.

    Prerequisite: (ENG 101  or ENG 102  or ENG 103  or ENG 104 ) and one ENG seminar numbered 050-089. Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENG 154: Emily Dickinson: Her Poems, Her Letters, Her Life


    [4.0 units]

    “This was a Poet – it is That/Distills amazing sense/From ordinary Meanings –” We’ll examine the poems of Emily Dickinson and explore how she expressed her thoughts on nature, love, God, pain, death, and womanhood. We’ll learn how to analyze difficult poetry, and produce a creative response to her work.

    Prerequisite: (ENG 101  or ENG 102  or ENG 103  or ENG 104 ) and one ENG seminar numbered 050-089. Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENG 155: Toni Morrison and James Baldwin


    [4.0 units]

    This major authors seminar examines the inter-sectional aesthetics of critical categories such as race, gender, sexuality, politics and religion, through a comparative reading of the novels, stories, plays, essays, speeches and biographies of James Baldwin and Toni Morrison.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENG 164: Author Study


    [4.0 units]

    A close examination of one particularly influential writer, in addition the work of that writer’s contemporaries, predecessors, and descendants. An exploration of how this writer uniquely expressed her or his ideas, and their influence on later writers.

    Prerequisite: (ENG 101  or ENG 102  or ENG 103  or ENG 104 ) and one ENG seminar numbered 050-089. Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit.


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    ENG 165: Tragic Drama: from Ancient Greece to the Present Day


    [4.0 units]

    By reading several plays, we will question what makes a play a tragedy and what function tragedy serves diverse societies, from Ancient Greece to Elizabethan England to 19th century Russia to modern America. We will also think about these plays in performance by watching filmed productions and acting out scenes.

    Prerequisite: WRI 010 . At least one ENG class recommended, but not required. Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENG 186: Language, Gender, and Culture


    [4.0 units]

    Explores questions like: How do patterns of speaking reflect, perpetuate, and create our experience of gender? Does gender connect to language change? What do controversies about sexism and other biases in language suggest about the connections between language, thought, and political struggles?

    Prerequisite: (ENG 101  or ENG 102  or ENG 103  or ENG 104 ) and one ENG seminar numbered 050-089. No background in linguistics is necessary. Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENG 190: Senior Thesis


    [4.0 units]

    In this capstone course for the English major, you will demonstrate, extend, and reflect on your learning. You will demonstrate and extend your learning by producing a thesis, and you will reflect on your learning in a short essay that discusses your major as part of your entire education.

    Prerequisite: Senior Standing. Restricted to students who have completed the English major lower-division requirements. Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENG 192: Internship in English


    [1.0-4.0 units]

    Designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a real world setting. Units will be awarded based on the number of internship hours successfully completed.

    Prerequisite: Junior Standing. Must have completed any lower division ENG course. Pass/Fail only. Course may be repeated 2 times for credit.


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    ENG 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research


    [1.0-5.0 units]

    Individual directed research facilitates student’s engagement with a topic by offering shared research opportunities, and, through the interaction with a professor, the process of feedback, criticism, and discovery.

    Prerequisite: Restricted to students who have completed the English major lower division requirements. Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.


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    ENG 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study


    [1.0-5.0 units]

    Directed group study forms a coherent research cohort whose work is focused on one topic or a network of topics that relate

    Prerequisite: English majors only. Junior Standing. Restricted to students who have completed the English major lower division requirements and required survey courses. Pass/Fail only. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.


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    ENG 199: Upper Division Individual Study


    [1.0-5.0 units]

    Individualized study facilitates student’s engagement with a topic through the interaction with a professor, the process of feedback, criticism, and discovery.

    Prerequisite: Restricted to students who have completed the English major lower division requirements. Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 2 times for credit.


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Environmental Engineering

  
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    ENVE 010: Environment in Crisis


    [4.0 units]

    Human effects on Earth’s ecosystems, air, and waters. Social and technological solutions to interacting pressures from environmental pollution, biodiversity loss, water pollution, climate warming, and feeding Earth’s population. Science and policy topics appropriate for students majoring in fields other than science or engineering. Not open to majors for credit.

    Laboratory included.


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    ENVE 020: Introduction to Environmental Science and Technology


    [4.0 units]

    Introduction to historical and current issues in the diverse field of environmental engineering. Principles of mass and energy balance. In-depth analysis of several key innovations from the field that have been instrumental in advancing the field. Design project.

    Prerequisite: (CHEM 010  or CHEM 010H ) and MATH 021 . Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit. Laboratory included.


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    ENVE 105: Environmental Data Analysis


    [3.0 units]

    The objective of this class is to provide students with probabilistic and statistical methods to analyze environmental data. This class emphasizes both theoretical and applied aspects of data analysis methods. Weekly lab exercises are from environmental applications. Topics include: distribution, hypothesis test, linear regression, multiple regression, uncertainty analysis, outlier detection, sample design, and spatial and temporal data analysis.

    Prerequisite: MATH 021  and (PHYS 008  or PHYS 008H ). Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENVE 114: Mountain Hydrology of the Western United States


    [3.0 units]

    Principles of snow formation, occurrence, and measurement; components of evapotranspiration; runoff generation; groundwater recharge processes; water resource assessments; and resource management. Focus on California and the southwestern US. Design project.

    Prerequisite: ENVE 110  or ESS 110 . Normal Letter Grade only. Offered spring only.


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    ENVE 116: Applied Climatology


    [3.0 units]

    Spatial and temporal patterns in climate and their association with land surface characteristics and processes. Methods for exploiting these for hypothesis testing, modeling, and forecasting. Applications include seasonal forecasting, ecological modeling, and analysis of processes such as flooding and wildfire.

    Prerequisite: ENVE 110  or ESS 110  or consent of instructor.


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    ENVE 121: Environmental Microbiology


    [4.0 units]

    Fundamentals of environmental microbiology: physiology, biochemistry, metabolism, growth energetics and kinetics, ecology, pathogenicity, and genetics, with application to both engineered and natural environmental systems. Specific applications to water, wastewater, and the environmental fate of pollutants.

    Prerequisite: BIO 001  and ENVE 020 . Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.


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    ENVE 130: Meteorology and Air Pollution


    [4.0 units]

    Basic physics and thermodynamics of the atmosphere; fundamentals of atmospheric sciences important to environmental problems; chemistry and physics of atmospheric pollutants; visibility; air quality modeling; emissions; and air pollution control strategies.

    Prerequisite: ENVE 020  or ESS 020 . Normal Letter Grade only. Offered spring only.


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    ENVE 132: Air Pollution Control


    [3.0 units]

    Topics include government regulations, design and economics of air pollution control for point and spatial sources, strategies for regional air pollution control and engineering solutions. Air pollution control for both point and mobile sources is addressed in the context of case studies.

    Prerequisite: ENVE 130 . Normal Letter Grade only. Offered spring only.


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    ENVE 140: Water Resources Planning and Management


    [3.0 units]

    Introduction to water resources planning and management, with an emphasis on California water problems. Water planning theory will form the basis for exploring applied analytical and quantitative methods in the field, including systems analysis, risk assessment, and geospatial modeling. A design project will focus on solving contemporary water management problems.

    Prerequisite: ENVE 110  or ESS 110 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENVE 152: Remote Sensing of the Environment


    [4.0 units]

    Fundamentals of electromagnetic remote sensing, concepts of information extraction and applications pertinent to environmental engineering and earth systems science. Topics include remote sensing principles, aerial photography, photogrammetry, image interpretation, image processing, and applications of remote sensing in a range of environmental applications (e.g. water resource, terrestrial ecosystems, climate change and other environmental topics).

    Prerequisite: MATH 021  and (PHYS 008  or PHYS 008H ). Normal Letter Grade only. Offered fall only. Laboratory included.


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    ENVE 155: Decision Analysis in Management


    [4.0 units]

    Presents the tools of decision science using a quantitative approach with a focus on investment, finance, management, technology and policy decisions. These tools include decision tree analysis, risk and uncertainty analysis, stochastic dominance, the value of information, probability bias, and subjective probability.

    Prerequisite: ECON 100  and (ECON 010  or POLI 010 ) or consent of instructor.
    Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENVE 162: Modeling and Design of Energy Systems


    [3.0 units]

    Concepts and applications of solar thermal processes; applications of solar collectors for water heating; active and passive building heating and cooling; fundamentals and design of wind energy systems; economics of solar energy.

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Normal Letter Grade only. Offered spring only.


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    ENVE 170: Contaminant Fate and Transport


    [3.0 units]

    Properties and behavior of organic and metal contaminants, in soils, groundwater, surface waters, and air. Emphasis on phase transfer and transport for organic compounds; complexation and surface processes for metals. Topics include modeling of environmentally important compounds, photochemical reactions, natural organic matter, sorption phenomena.

    Prerequisite: ENVE 100  or ESS 100 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ENVE 171: Environmental Organic Chemistry


    [3.0 units]

    Processes governing the distribution and transformation of anthropogenic organic chemicals in the environment. Topics include chemical-physical properties of organic chemicals, sorption processes, bioaccumulation, chemical transformations, photochemical transformations, modeling concepts.

    Prerequisite: ENVE 100  or ESS 100  or consent of instructor.


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    ENVE 184: Field Methods in Environmental Chemistry


    [1.0-3.0 units]

    Introduction to the fundamental field instruments used for environmental chemistry field investigations. Air, water, and soil sample collection and preservation procedures. Particle separation and analysis, ion selective electrodes, colorimetric assays for nutrients and metallic species, extraction of organic species. Experimental design, measurements, and interpretation of data.

    Prerequisite: ENVE 100 .


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    ENVE 190: Environmental Engineering Capstone Design


    [3.0 units]

    Students will work on multidisciplinary teams on selected and approved design projects, practice design methodology, complete project feasibility study and preliminary design, including optimization, product reliability and liability, economics, and application of engineering codes. Final report and presentation.

    Prerequisite: Senior Standing and ENVE 100  and ENVE 110  and ENVE 130  (may be taken concurrently) and ENVE 160  (may be taken concurrently). Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.


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Environmental Systems

  
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    ES 200: Environmental Systems


    [3.0 units]

    Exploration of linkages in environmental systems and tools to evaluate important features of those systems. This is done by examining the characteristics of different Earth compartments (pedosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere) in terms of mass and energy balance, residence times and interactions. To provide a context, the we examine how each of these compartments interacts with the global water cycle.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Offered spring only.


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    ES 201: Environmental Soil Science


    [4.0 units]

    An introduction to principles of soil science designed for graduate students in Environmental Systems and other groups. ES 201 examines the soil as a natural resource and soils as ecosystems. Soil is the reservoir on which most life on earth depends, as the primary source of food, feed, forage, fiber, and pharmaceuticals. Soil plays a vital role in sustaining human welfare, assuring future agricultural productivity and environmental stability. Environmental soil science explores the major physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils, and fundamental processes that regulate interaction of the terrestrial biosphere with other components of the earth system.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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    ES 201L: Environmental Soil Science Lab


    [1.0 unit]

    An introduction to principles of soil science designed for graduate students in Environmental Systems and other groups. ES 201 examines the soil as a natural resource and soils as ecosystems. Soil is the reservoir on which most life on earth depends, as the primary source of food, feed, forage, fiber, and pharmaceuticals. Soil plays a vital role in sustaining human welfare, assuring future agricultural productivity and environmental stability. Environmental soil science explores the major physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils, and fundamental processes that regulate interaction of the terrestrial biosphere with other components of the earth system.

    Prerequisite: ES 201 , which may be taken concurrently. Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.


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    ES 202: Chemistry and Mineralogy of Soils


    [3.0 units]

    Thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical process in soil systems. Topics include the formation and identification of common minerals, adsorption/desorption, precipitation/dissolution, and electrochemical reactions in soils. Graduate requirements include individual additional exercises and preparation of a research paper.


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    ES 203: Geochemistry of Earth Systems


    [3.0 units]

    Quantitative analysis of Earth systems using principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, and isotope geochemistry; solution-mineral equilibrium and phase relations; equilibrium and reactive transport approaches to modeling geochemical processes at ambient and elevated temperatures. Graduate requirements include individual student projects.


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    ES 204: Organic Geochemistry


    [3.0 units]

    Focus on organic chemical reactions in soils and sedimentary environments. Topics include the formation and weathering of natural organic matter and reactions of natural organic matter with pollutants. Graduate requirements include individual additional exercises and preparation of a research paper.


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    ES 205: Watershed Biogeochemistry


    [3.0 units]

    Movement, storage, and transformations involving water, nutrients, and solutes in natural and human impacted watersheds; biological and chemical processes; modeling of biogeochemical processes. Interactions of watersheds with lakes and streams. Graduate requirements include more in-depth investigation of one or more topics and preparation of paper.


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    ES 206: Instructional Methods in Environmental Systems


    [3.0 units]

    Instrumental analytical methods and quantitative analysis applied to the study of environmental materials, including inorganic, organic, and biological substances. Completion of an individual research project and preparation of a project report is required for graduate credit.

    Laboratory included.


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    ES 207: Environmental Data Analysis


    [3.0 units]

    The objective of this class is to provide students with probabilistic and statistical methods to analyze environmental data. This class emphasizes both theoretical and applied aspects of data analysis methods. Weekly lab exercises are from environmental applications. Topics include: distribution, hypothesis test, linear regression, multiple regression, uncertainty analysis, outlier detection, sample design, and spatial and temporal data analysis.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ES 208: Surface and Colloid Chemistry of Earth Materials


    [3.0 units]

    Surface, colloid, and interfacial chemistry related to soil, environmental, and microbial applications; properties, energetics, and reactivity of surfaces and interfaces of Earth materials; the role of mineral surfaces in promoting and catalyzing chemical phenomena at phase boundaries. Graduate requirements include individual additional exercises and preparation of a research paper.


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    ES 209: Chemistry and Mineralogy of Earth Materials


    [3.0 units]

    Chemical principles, structure, and bonding of minerals and Earth materials, including crystallography (symmetry, space groups, group theory), coordination chemistry, bonding models (valence bond, crystal field, and MO theories), and electronic and magnetic properties.

    Course may be repeated for credit.


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    ES 210: Environmental Organic Chemistry


    [3.0 units]

    Processes governing the distribution and transformation of anthropogenic organic chemicals in the environment. Topics include chemical-physical properties of organic chemicals, sorption processes, bioaccumulation, chemical transformations, photochemical transformations and modeling concepts.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ES 212: Subsurface Hydrology


    [4.0 units]

    Hydrologic and geologic factors controlling the occurrence and use of groundwater on regional and local scales. Physical, mathematical, geologic, and engineering concepts fundamental to subsurface hydrologic processes. Introduction to ground-water flow and transport modeling, with emphasis on model construction and simulation.

    Normal Letter Grade only.


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    ES 214: Mountain Hydrology of the Western United States


    [3.0 units]

    Principles of snow formation, occurrence, and measurement; components of evapotranspiration; runoff generation; groundwater recharge processes; water resource assessments; and resource management. Focus on California and the southwestern US. Design project. Graduate requirements include more in-depth investigation of one or more topics and preparation of paper.


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    ES 218: Global Change


    [4.0 units]

    Detection of, adaptation to, and mitigation of global climate change. Climate-change science, sources, sinks, and atmospheric cycling of greenhouse gases. Societal context for implementing engineered responses. Assessment of options for responding to the threat of climate change. Graduate requirements include preparation of a detailed case analysis.


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    ES 221: Environmental Microbiology


    [4.0 units]

    Fundamentals of environmental microbiology: physiology, biochemistry, metabolism, growth energetics and kinetics, ecology, pathogenicity, and genetics, with application to both engineered and natural environmental systems. Specific applications to water, wastewater, and the environmental fate of pollutants. Graduate requirements include additional projects.


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    ES 222: Dynamics of Organic Matter in Soils and Sediments


    [3.0 units]

    ES 222 will focus on dynamics of organic matter (OM) in soil and sediments. The course will explore the formation, storage, loss, and transformations of OM from physical, chemical, and biological perspectives. We will cover linkages of OM dynamics with atmospheric composition of greenhouse gases and their future climatic implications.


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    ES 224: Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology


    [3.0 units]

    Ecosystem ecology is the study of interactions between organisms and their environment. Focus on energy, water and nutrient flows through the living (plants, animals, microbes) and nonliving (soils, atmosphere) components of ecosystems. We examine both natural and human-modified terrestrial ecosystems. Graduate requirements include preparation and peer review of a research proposal.


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    ES 226: Environmental Genomics


    [4.0 units]

    Introduction to the principles and methods of genomics as applied to the understanding of ecosystems. Topics include population genetics, adaptation to environmental change, and genomic analysis of environmental microbial communities; experimental and computational methods relevant to environmental genomics. Graduate requirements include additional exercises and preparation of a research paper.

    Laboratory included.


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    ES 227: Flora of California


    [5.0 units]

    Introduces students to the plant diversity of California. It consists of lectures, discussions, and field trips. The field trips focus on plant identification in the foothills of the Central Sierra Nevada and help illustrate concepts presented in lecture such as endemism, plant/soil interactions, and vegetation types.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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    ES 229: Paleoecology


    [3.0 units]

    Introduction to the relationships of fossil organisms to one another and to their physical environment, focusing on terrestrial paleoecology of the past 2.5 million years. This class will introduce pass environments, discuss common proxies for studying paleoecology, and examine ecological principles as applies to the past. Recommended prior to enrollment: one upper division Ecology or Earth System Science course.

    Prerequisite: BIO 148  or consent of instructor.


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    ES 232: Applied Climatology


    [3.0 units]

    Spatial and temporal patterns in climate and their association with land surface characteristics and processes. Methods for exploiting these for hypothesis testing, modeling, and forecasting. Applications include seasonal forecasting, ecological modeling, and analysis of processes such as flooding and wildfire.


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    ES 236: Advanced Mass Transfer


    [3.0 units]

    Steady and unsteady mass diffusion; mass convection, simultaneous heat and mass transfer; Fick’s law in a moving medium; similarity and integral methods in mass transfer; high mass transfer theory; research project in mass transport. Knowledge of Heat Transfer is essential for success in this course.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Offered spring only.


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    ES 237: Viscous Flows


    [4.0 units]

    Study of the Navier-Stokes equations; Stokes’ problems; creeping flows; internal and external flows; similarity and integral methods in boundary layer flows; stability and transition to turbulence. Knowledge of the topics covered in ENGR 135 or ES 235 Heat Transfer are necessary for the successful completion of this course.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.


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    ES 238: Air Pollution Control


    [3.0 units]

    Physical and chemical principles for the capturing of air pollutants. Design of air pollution controls devices for particulate and gaseous pollutants emitted from stationary and mobile sources. State and Federal Regulations for point, mobile and area sources. Economics aspects of air pollution control to meet ambient air quality standards. In case studies, particular issues are addressed as they relate to the San Joaquin Valley.


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    ES 240: Water Resources Planning and Management


    [3.0 units]

    Basic concepts of and issues in water resources management, water resources planning, institutional and policy processes. Quantitative analytical methods in water resources planning and management; introduction to systems analysis, multi-objective planning, and risk assessment. Design project. Graduate requirements include preparation of a detailed case analysis.


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    ES 244: Phylogenetics: Speciation and Macroevolution


    [4.0 units]

    Provides the theory behind reconstruction of evolutionary relationships and introduces the comparative methods and tools of phylogenetics. Topics include use of morphological, molecular, and fossil data in distance, parsimony, likelihood, and Bayesian frameworks for investigating geographic patterns and rates of speciation, phenotypic evolution, diversification, extinction, and biogeography.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.


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    ES 245: Biogeography


    [3.0 units]

    Will explore a diversity of current topics in Biogeography, providing an overview of the field’s history, development, and a prospectus for its near future. We will consider relevant methods, advances in related fields, and application of biogeographic information in a changing world.

    Normal Letter Grade only. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit.


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    ES 246: Community Ecology


    [3.0 units]

    Will cover major themes and current topics in community ecology, including patterns in the diversity, abundance, and composition of species in communities and the processes underlying these patterns such as environmental filtering, species interactions, evolutionary history, and neutral processes. Knowledge obtained in BIO 148 is strongly suggested.


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