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EARTH 1A: Know Your Planet: Research Frontiers

Planet Earth is our only home and so it is critical that we understand how it works, from large-scale geologic processes that shape our continents, to biological processes that produce the air we breathe, to the origins of the energy sources we rely on, to the impacts of the human societies we have created. This course provides an introduction to the cutting edge research of Stanford Earth faculty, who are leading the effort to ask and answers these critical questions about our planet. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

EARTH 1B: Know Your Planet: Big Earth

Interested in Big Data and how to apply it to global environmental and sustainability challenges? This course provides an introduction to Big Data and its applications in solving global challenges such as meeting global energy needs, food and water security, climate change, and natural hazards. The first half of the course will focus on foundational concepts of Big Data; the second half of the course will focus on applications of Big Data while introducing students to Stanford Earth alumni who are currently using these concepts in their work. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Reineman, D. (PI)

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 inclu more »
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 2: Climate and Society

How and why is the climate changing? How might a changing climate affect human society? And what can we do to alter the course of climate change and adapt to any climatic changes that do occur? This course provides an introduction to the natural science and social science of climate change. The focus is on what science tells us about the causes, consequences, and solutions to climate change, as well as on how scientific progress is made on these issues.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter or Credit/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: Design for a Habitable Planet

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: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Maher, K. (PI)

EARTH 14: Our National Parks (EARTH 114A, GS 14, GS 114A)

Explore the history and natural science of three national parks proximal to Stanford. Under the guidance of instructors, students will work in teams to learn about chosen aspects of these parks, develop dynamic self-guided tours for public consumption, and implement (and publish) these tours using the XibitEd app for iPhones. Students will learn how to present their findings to a general, non-scientific audience, delineate physical locations at which storytelling will take place through the XibitEd system, and create and configure the content for the system. The course will culminate in the publishing of the experiential learning tours, as well as a weekend-long field trip to the Pinnacles National Park
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Hilley, G. (PI)

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: October 14-15 OR October 21-22) 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. The form will open August 1st.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

EARTH 42: Landscapes and Tectonics of the San Francisco Bay Area (GS 42)

Active faulting and erosion in the Bay Area, and its effects upon landscapes. Earth science concepts and skills through investigation of the valley, mountain, and coastal areas around Stanford. Faulting associated with the San Andreas Fault, coastal processes along the San Mateo coast, uplift of the mountains by plate tectonic processes, and landsliding in urban and mountainous areas. Field excursions; student projects.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hilley, G. (PI)

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
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