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EARTH 1C: Know Your Planet: Science Outside

One of the most important ways to learn about the world is to go out and explore it. Over the course of two day-long field trips during the weekend of May 13 & 14, students will learn and implement hands-on skills for conducting research "in the field," that is, outdoors in the natural environment. No previous field-work experience necessary. By focusing on the local geology, geomorphology, soils, ecology, and marine biology surrounding the Stanford campus, we will use careful observation, standard methods for data collecting, and analytical tools to answer fundamental questions about earth and ecosystem function. Along the way, we will also practice basic skills, from hiking to critical thinking, essential for conducting science outside of the controlled environment of the lab. This class is all about learning by doing, so be prepared to get your hands dirty and your feet wet while enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. In addition to the field weekend (May 13/14), this class also includes three mandatory evening meetings: a planning meeting (April 12), an overview and logistics meeting (May 10), and a report-out post-meeting (May 24). 100% Attendance at all meetings is required, no exceptions. Enrollment is limited to 20 students; preference given to freshmen and sophomores; to receive a course registration code, students must complete this form: http://web.stanford.edu/~rypett/EARTH_1C.fb
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

EARTH 5: Geokids: Earth Sciences Education

Service learning through the Geokids program. Eight weeks of supervised teaching to early elementary students about Earth sciences. Hands-on teaching strategies for science standards-based instruction.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Saltzman, J. (PI)

EARTH 10: Losing California: Design in the age of Climate Change

How will climate change impact the iconic view from the Golden Gate Bridge in 2025, 2050, 2100? Does an emotional attachment to a place motivate meaningful change to preserve it? How can visual or audio stories diminish the spatial and temporal remoteness of global change? During our weekend course we will learn about the science of global change and the ways in which the view from the Golden Gate Bridge may look dramatically different in the future as a result of changing temperatures and rainfall patterns, rising sea levels, shifts in flora and fauna, and decisions about the built environment.  The course will consist of a weekend activity based at the Golden Gate Bridge on April 8 and 9th, followed by two follow-up meetings on campus on April 14 and April 28th. The course will be co-taught by faculty from the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences and the d.school. Apply by March 10. You can read more about the course and apply here: http://dschool.stanford.edu/losing-california/. Applicants will be selected to ensure a diversity of backgrounds.  Course will be limited to 24 participants. nMeeting times: nSat, April 8, 9:00am- 5:00pmnSun, April 9, 9:00am- 5:00pmnFri, April 14, 10:30am-12:20pmnFri, April 28, 10:30am-12:20pmnSan Francisco & Studio 1
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

EARTH 15: Living on the Edge (GS 5)

A weekend field trip along the Pacific Coast. Tour local beaches, geology, and landforms with expert guides from the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. Enjoy a BBQ dinner and stay overnight in tents along the Santa Cruz coast. Get to know faculty and graduate students in Stanford Earth. Requirements: Two campus meeting and weekend field trip (Fall Quarter: Nov 5-6; Spring Quarter: April 8-9) to Pacific Coast. Enrollment limited to 25. Freshman have first choice. If you are interested in signing up for the course, complete this form: http://web.stanford.edu/~aferree/GS5.fb
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

EARTH 100: Research Preparation for Undergraduates

For undergraduates planning to conduct research during the summer with faculty in the School of Earth, Energy & EnvironmentaL Sciences. Readings, oral presentations, proposal development. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

EARTH 126Z: Hard Earth: Stanford Graduate-Student Talks Exploring Tough Environmental Dilemmas (CEE 126Z)

Stanford's graduate students are a trove of knowledge -- and, just as important, curiosity -- about environmental sustainability. This seminar will feature talks by graduate students that explore the biggest, most bedeviling questions about environmental sustainability locally and around the world. The course will be structured as follows: every other week, we will hear hour-long graduate student talks about sustainability questions and their research, and on the off weeks, we will discuss the unanswered, debatable questions that relate to the previous week's talk.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Lepech, M. (PI)

EARTH 191: Stanford EARTH Field Courses (GS 191)

Four- to seven-day field trips to locations of geologic and environmental interest. Includes trips offered during Thanksgiving and Spring breaks. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

EARTH 193: Natural Perspectives: Geology, Environment, and Art

Multi-day field trip that combines exploration of regional geology, ecology, and environmental history with guided drawing exercises in the Eastern Sierra Nevada of California. We¿ll visit several sites of geologic and environmental interest, discuss their formation and significance, and use drawing as tool for close observation. Students will gain an understanding of the natural processes shaping California, acquire new skills and techniques for artistic expression, and gain an appreciation for how scientific and aesthetic perspectives complement and enhance one another in the study of nature. No previous scientific or artistic experience is required. Preference for freshmen and sophomores. If you are interested in signing up for the course, complete this pre-registration form: https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9RF2rDopROzwOxf
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Cina, S. (PI); Nevle, R. (PI)

EARTH 251: Negotiation (CEE 151, CEE 251)

Students learn to prepare for and conduct negotiations in a variety of arenas including getting a job, managing workplace conflict, negotiating transactions, and managing personal relationships. Interactive class. The internationally travelled instructor who has mediated cases in over 75 countries will require students to negotiate real life case studies and discuss their results in class. Application required before first day of class; students should enroll on Axess and complete the application on Coursework before March 18.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

EARTH 281: Case Studies in Leading Change for Sustainability

This course focuses on the practice of leading change for sustainability. Students learn mindsets, knowledge, and tools that enable them to develop their capacities and identities as change-makers in advancing intergenerational well-being. The course draws upon conceptual frameworks, case studies, hands-on exercises, class discussion and interactions with transformative leaders to deepen understanding of and capacity to influence decision-making, design strategy, engage partners, and foster transformative change and innovation across scales from self to complex systems. Readings include scholarly articles, business school case material, book chapters and cutting-edge tools developed by organizations that are leading change for sustainability. Consent of instructor required.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

EARTH 305: Teaching in the field: Basic skills for working with students in the field

This workshop series introduces the basics of teaching, working, and living in the field with students, from first aid to university policies to pedagogy. We will discuss skills and techniques necessary to keep students safe, to maximize their learning outcomes, and to promote best practices for field teaching, particularly within the natural sciences. We will meet twice per month in the evening (5-7pm) on 4/20, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, 6/01. Location TBD. This workshop can be taken for 1 credit. Open to all Gradstudents.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

EARTH 400: Directed Research

Independent research for graduate student projects.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

EARTH 401: Curricular Practical Training

Curricular Practical Training
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Phillips, K. (PI)
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