Enroll in Sustainability Summer Classes 2009
Catch up on current trends in sustainability, one of the most important topics of our time. The following courses look at the issues surrounding sustainability, climate change, and environmental awareness.
INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT - New Classes!
ENVIRONMENT 186. Comparative Sustainability Practices in Local-Global Settings - NEW CLASS!
A comparative analysis to assess local sustainability practices and policies in diverse regional or international settings. This is an online course taught by UCLA faculty, you can take it from anywhere in the world!
ENVIRONMENT 188B. Urban Sustainability: Environment, Risk, and Quality of Life - NEW CLASS!
Analysis of issues related to the urban environment, including how concepts of risk, sustainability, and local knowledge inform social action on behalf of urban quality of life.
ENVIRONMENT 123 and 131SL.
Travel Study Thailand - Sustainable Ecosystems (2009 PROGRAM FULL)
A sustainable development program that engages students in fieldwork and community-based service learning in Thailand’s North Andaman region, an area hard hit by the 2004 tsunami.
ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC SCIENCES
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 1. Climate Change: From Puzzles to Policy
An emphasis on science's role in identifying, qualifying, and solving environmental problems such as the ozone hole and greenhouse warming.
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 2. Air Pollution
A look at the causes and effects of high concentrations of pollution in the atmosphere.
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 3. Introduction to Atmospheric Environment
A study of the nature and causes of weather phenomena, including atmospheric circulation, clouds and storms, lightning and precipitation, fronts and cyclones, and tornadoes and hurricanes.
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 104. Fundamentals of Air and Water Pollution
The chemistry and physics of air and water pollution, including photochemistry, acid rain, air pollution meteorology and dispersion, groundwater and surface water pollution, chemical cycling, air/water interface, global atmospheric change.
ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Life Sciences 1. Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity
An introduction to principles and mechanisms of evolution by natural selection; population, behavioral, and community ecology, and biodiversity.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 116. Conservation Biology
A study of ecological and evolutionary principles as they apply to the preservation of species and ecosystem diversity.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 187 (lecture) Introduction to Marine Science
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 188 (lab) Introduction to Marine Science
An introduction to physical, chemical, and biological aspects of marine science. Emphasis on biological systems and natural communities.
Environmental Economics (Economics M134A) (Same as Environment M134)
An introduction to major ideas in natural resources and environmental economics, with an emphasis on designing economic incentives to protect the environment.
Geography 2. Biodiversity in a Changing World
A biogeographic exploration of plant and animal diversity and conservation issues on continents and islands around the world.
Geography 5. People and Earth’s Ecosystems
An exploration of the ways in which human activity impacts natural environment and how modification of environment can eventually have significant consequences for human activity.
Geography 121. Conservation of Resources in the Underdeveloped World
Analysis of principles and problems of conservation of natural resources of the underdeveloped world.
Geography M128. Global Environment and Development (Same as Urban Planning CM166)
A look at questions of population, resource use, Third World poverty, and environment.
MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING - New Class!
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 188. Sustainable Product and Service Design
A practical, case studies and project-based multi-disciplinary course, where student teams learn to design products and services, using an approach where environmental and lifecycle factors are considered from the outset simultaneously with functional and financial considerations.
Political Sciences M122B. Global Development and World Politics (Same as Environment 161)
An examination of the politics and policy of major global environmental issues such as climate change from the law, policy, and political science perspectives.
Urban Planning CM165. Environmentalism: Past, Present, and Future
(Same as Environment M132 and Geography M115). An exploration of the history and origin of major environmental ideas and the new and changing nature of modern environmentalism.
FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:
Global Green Business Week for Young Leaders
A one-week summer institute for talented rising high school seniors addressing the fundamentals and current trends of conducting business in a global greening economy.
For more information about these and other summer programs, please visit the Summer Sessions Website or contact us at email@example.com. Financial aid is available to qualified applicants.
Published: Thursday, April 23, 2009