Environmental Science & Studies Collaborative

Environmental Science & Studies Collaborative

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Environmental Science and Studies are interdisciplinary fields that study connections between humans and the environment at local to global scales to understand and address environmental and resource challenges.  

  • Environmental Science studies the interactions between human activities and the biological and physical environment.
  • Environmental Studies incorporates scientific, social, political and cultural approaches to inform sound environmental management and policy.

CCSF Courses

FOR MAJORS   FOR EXPLORATION

 

Core Courses

  • BIO/GEOG/SUST 31  Introduction to Environmental Science  3.0
    + BIO/GEOG/SUST 31L - Environmental Science Laboratory 1.0 (not yet offered)
  • One of the following biology options:
    • BIO 11 -- The Science of Living Organisms 4.0
    • BIO 100A - General Biology 5.0
    • ECOL 10 - Introduction to Ecology 3.0
    • ECOL 20 - Introduction to Ecology 4.0 
  • One of the following earth science options:
    • GEOL 30. Environmental Geology 3.0
      + GEOL 30L. Environmental Geology Lab 3.0
    • GEOL 10 ­ - Physical Geology 3.0
      + GEOL 10L - Physical Geology Lab 2.0
    • GEOG 1 - Physical Geography 3.0
      + GEOG 1L: Physical Geography Lab 1.0

Elective Courses

  • BIO 33 ­ Introduction to Conservation Biology 3.0
  • BIO 100B - General Biology
  • BIO 225/SUST 225 ­ Environmental Toxicology 3.0
  • ENRG 3 ­ Introduction to Alternative Energy 3.00
    + ENRG 3L ­ Introduction to Alternative Energy Laboratory 1.0
  • GEOG 3 - World Regional Geography 3.0
  • GEOG 4 - Cultural Geography 3.0
  • GEOG 7 - Economic Geography 3.0
  • GEOG 41A - Climate Change 1.0
  • GEOG 110/GIS 110 - Introduction to GIS 3.0
  • HLTH 53 - Health in Society 3.0
  • HLTH 221 - Health and Social Justice 3.0
  • POLS 22 - Environmental Politics and Policy 3.0 
 

 

Work Experience

  • BIO 91 - On-Campus Biology Work Experience 1.0-8.0
  • BIO 92 - Off-Campus Biology Work Experience 1.0-8.0
  • GEOL 91 - Geoscience Work Experience 0.5-3.0
  • SUST 91 Applied Research in Sustainability 1.0

Field Experience

  • BIO 21A - Ecology of San Francisco Bay 1.0
  • BIO 21B - Ecology of the City of San Francisco 1.0
  • BIO 21E - Ecology of Coastal Mendocino County 1.0
  • BIO 21F - Ecology of the San Francisco Bay Delta 1.0
  • BIO 26 - Habitat Restoration Field Studies 1.0
  • GEOL 21A - San Francisco Coastal Geology 0.5
  • GEOL 21B - San Francisco Geology 0.5
  • GEOL 21C - The San Andreas Fault System 0.5

And more...

  • BIO 14 - Plant Ecology 4.0
  • BIO 41L - Ecology Laboratory 1.0
  • BIO 80C - Topics in Biology - Agroecology 1.0 
  • EMSA 22. Foundations in Environmental Instrumentation, Sampling and Monitoring 1.0
  • EMSA 28 - Environmental Microbiology Methods 3.0
  • EMSA 30A - Water Quality Analysis by Anion-based Chromatography 0.5
  • ENRG 130/CNST 130 - Residential Energy and Efficiency Measures 3.0
  • GEOG 111 - GIS Analysis and Modeling 3.0
  • GEOG 112 - GIS Software Technology 3.0
  • OCAN 1. Oceanography 3.0
    + OCAN 1L. Oceanography Laboratory 2.0
  • SUST 5 - Sustainability and the Environment Speaker Series 1.0