Oct 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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.


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 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.


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


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. 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.

For all undergraduate 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.

For all graduate courses a “B” or better grade is required for a course to be used as a prerequisite for another course. If a course was taken for a “S/U” grade then a “S” grade is required.


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. 


Unless otherwise stated in the course description, each course is letter graded with a P/NP or S/U option (unless required for your major or graduate program). The policy regarding Grading Options , can be found in an alternate section of the catalog.

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



   •  ENG 192: Internship in English
   •  ENG 193H: Honors Thesis Research
   •  ENG 194H: Honors Thesis
   •  ENG 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  ENG 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  ENG 199: Upper Division Individual Study

Environmental Engineering

   •  ENVE 010: Environment in Crisis
   •  ENVE 020: Introduction to Environmental Science and Technology
   •  ENVE 030: Evaluating Sustainable Spaces: Leadership in Energy, Environment & Design (LEED)
   •  ENVE 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  ENVE 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  ENVE 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  ENVE 100: Environmental Engineering Chemistry
   •  ENVE 105: Environmental Data Analysis
   •  ENVE 110: Hydrology and Climate
   •  ENVE 114: Mountain Hydrology of the Western United States
   •  ENVE 116: Applied Climatology
   •  ENVE 118: Global Change
   •  ENVE 121: Environmental Microbiology
   •  ENVE 130: Meteorology and Air Pollution
   •  ENVE 132: Air Pollution Control
   •  ENVE 140: Water Resources Planning and Management
   •  ENVE 146: Hydraulic Systems Analysis and Design
   •  ENVE 152: Remote Sensing of the Environment
   •  ENVE 155: Decision Analysis in Management
   •  ENVE 160: Sustainable Energy
   •  ENVE 162: Modeling and Design of Energy Systems
   •  ENVE 164: Energy Policy and Planning Modeling
   •  ENVE 170: Contaminant Fate and Transport
   •  ENVE 171: Environmental Organic Chemistry
   •  ENVE 176: Water and Wastewater Treatment
   •  ENVE 181: Field Methods in Snow Hydrology
   •  ENVE 182: Field Methods in Surface Hydrology
   •  ENVE 183: Field Methods in Subsurface Hydrology
   •  ENVE 184: Field Methods in Environmental Chemistry
   •  ENVE 190: Environmental Engineering Capstone Design
   •  ENVE 191: Professional Seminar
   •  ENVE 192: Topics in Environmental Systems
   •  ENVE 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research
   •  ENVE 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study
   •  ENVE 199: Upper Division Individual Study

Environmental Systems

   •  ES 200: Environmental Systems
   •  ES 201: Environmental Soil Science
   •  ES 201L: Environmental Soil Science Lab
   •  ES 202: Chemistry and Mineralogy of Soils
   •  ES 203: Geochemistry of Earth Systems
   •  ES 204: Organic Geochemistry
   •  ES 205: Biogeochemistry
   •  ES 206: Instrumental and Spectroscopic Methods in Environmental Systems
   •  ES 207: Environmental Data Analysis
   •  ES 208: Surface and Colloid Chemistry of Earth Materials
   •  ES 209: Chemistry and Mineralogy of Earth Materials
   •  ES 210: Environmental Organic Chemistry
   •  ES 212: Subsurface Hydrology
   •  ES 214: Mountain Hydrology of the Western United States
   •  ES 218: Global Change Biology
   •  ES 221: Environmental Microbiology
   •  ES 222: Dynamics of Organic Matter in Soils and Sediments
   •  ES 224: Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology
   •  ES 225: Microbial Ecology
   •  ES 226: Environmental Genomics
   •  ES 227: Flora of California
   •  ES 228: Ecological Modeling
   •  ES 229: Paleoecology
   •  ES 232: Applied Climatology
   •  ES 234: Air Pollution and Resources
   •  ES 235: Heat Transfer
   •  ES 236: Advanced Mass Transfer
   •  ES 237: Viscous Flows
   •  ES 238: Air Pollution Control
   •  ES 240: Water Resources Planning and Management
   •  ES 241: Natural Resource Management
   •  ES 244: Phylogenetics: Speciation and Macroevolution
   •  ES 245: Biogeography
   •  ES 246: Community Ecology
   •  ES 248: Advanced Topics in Ecology
   •  ES 249: Topics in the History, Philosophy, and Practice of Science
   •  ES 252: Remote Sensing of the Environment
   •  ES 256: Ecological Dynamics
   •  ES 260: Sustainable Energy
   •  ES 262: Modeling and Design of Energy Systems
   •  ES 264: Energy Policy and Planning Modeling
   •  ES 270: Contaminant Fate and Transport
   •  ES 274: Stable Isotope Ecology
   •  ES 280: Natural Treatment Systems
   •  ES 290: Topics in Environmental Systems
   •  ES 291: Environmental Systems Seminar
   •  ES 292: Topics in Environmental Systems
   •  ES 295: Graduate Research
   •  ES 298: Directed Group Study
   •  ES 299: Directed Independent Study


   •  FRE 001: Elementary French I
   •  FRE 002: Elementary French II
   •  FRE 003: Intermediate French I
   •  FRE 004: Intermediate French II
   •  FRE 092: Internship in French
   •  FRE 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research
   •  FRE 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study
   •  FRE 099: Lower Division Individual Study
   •  FRE 103: French Composition and Conversation

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