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ENVRES 200: Sustaining Action: Research, Analysis and Writing for the Public (EARTHSYS 200)

Preference to graduate students and senior undergraduates in environmental, natural and social sciences, engineering, journalism. Students help produce and publish SAGE, an eco advice column, by choosing, researching, and answering questions about sustainable living submitted by Stanford alumni and the general public. Prerequisite: admission by application, available from instructor, thayden@stanford.edu. (Meets Earth Systems WIM requirement).
Terms: given next year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Hayden, T. (PI)

ENVRES 270: Graduate Practicum in Environment and Resources

Opportunity for E-IPER students to pursue areas of specialization in an institutional setting such as a laboratory, clinic, research institute, governmental agency, non-governmental organization, or multilateral organization. Meets US CIS requirements for off-campus employment with endorsement from designated school official.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Vitousek, P. (PI)

ENVRES 277C: Specialized Writing and Reporting: Environmental Journalism (COMM 177C, COMM 277C, EARTHSYS 177C, EARTHSYS 277C)

(Graduate students register for COMM / ENVRES 277C.) Practical, collaborative, writing-intensive course in science-based environmental journalism. Science and journalism students learn how to identify and write engaging stories about environmental issues and science, how to assess the quality and relevance of environmental news, how to cover the environment and science beats effectively, and how to build bridges between the worlds of journalism and science. Limited enrollment: preference to journalism students and students in the natural and environmental sciences. Prerequisite: COMM 104, ENVRES 200 or consent of instructor. Admissions by application only, available from thayden@stanford.edu.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Hayden, T. (PI)

ENVRES 320: Designing Environmental Research

Required core course restricted to first year E-IPER Ph.D. students. Research design options for causal inference in environmentally related research. Major philosophies of knowledge and how they relate to research objectives and design choices. Identification of critical elements within a broad range of research designs. Evaluation of the types of research questions for which different designs are suited, emphasizing fit between objectives, design, methods, and argument. Development of individual research design proposals, including description and justification understandable to a non-specialist.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ENVRES 380: Collaborating with the Future: Launching Large Scale Sustainable Transformations

This project-based d.school class combines Design Thinking Processes, Behavioral Sciences, and elements of Diffusion Theory. Tools and theories introduced in class will be used to structure large-scale transformations that simultaneously create value on environmental, societal, and economic fronts. We encourage students to use this class as a launching pad for real initiatives. Primarily meant for Graduate Students. (Especially qualified/motivated Seniors will be considered). Admission to the class is through an application process which ends on March 3.nPlease find instructions and applications at https://dschool.stanford.edu/groups/largetransformations/.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ENVRES 215: Digital Storytelling for Researchers

A starting point in multimedia storytelling for graduate students who are actively involved in research. Students gain project-based experience in still photography, audio podcasting, online slideshows and web video production and editing, enabling them to record and report their own research stories from the lab and field. Enrollment limited, consent of the instructor required.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1-3 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

ENVRES 225: E-IPER Current Topics Seminar

For E-IPER Ph.D and Joint M.S. students only. Weekly presentations of E-IPER students' research and other program-related projects. Occasional guest speakers. Individual or team presentation, active participation, and regular attendance required for credit. May be taken for credit a maximum of two times.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Wojcik, D. (PI)

ENVRES 230: Field Survey Data Collection & Analysis

In this course we will examine a range of issues related to the collection and analysis of survey data. Topics will include initiating a survey, designing an instrument, conducting enumeration, converting data from questionnaires to digital files, data analysis, empirical modeling and presenting results. Technical components will also be highly focused on application and implementation, and while prior training in econometrics would be useful, it will not be a prerequisite. The course will be tailored so that some of the specific topics covered will be based on the needs and interests of the students.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Burke, W. (PI)

ENVRES 238: Commercial Agriculture Seminar

Practical survey of the agriculture industry with a focus on the US. Speakers are agricultural practitioners, including executives from commercial farming, agriculture private equity funds, agricultural equipment and seed suppliers, food marketing and retail companies, and novel early-stage ag tech companies. By the end, students will have a high-level grasp of real-world agricultural operations from planting, to harvest, to retail sales in the grocery store and obtain a greater understanding/appreciation of the food we eat every day. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

ENVRES 240: Environmental Decision-Making and Risk Perception

Mobilizing successful conservation efforts to mitigate climate change and preserve both local and global ecosystems requires a new way of thinking. This course will investigate the barriers to pro-environmental behavior and the heuristics and biases that cloud our ability to respond effectively to environmental problems, using insights from behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, and environmental risk perception. Emphasis on interdisciplinary applications of recent research, and implications for environmental policymaking and persuasive messaging.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Sawe, N. (PI)
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