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EARTH 117: Earth Sciences of the Hawaiian Islands (EARTHSYS 117, ESS 117)

Progression from volcanic processes through rock weathering and soil-ecosystem development to landscape evolution. The course starts with an investigation of volcanic processes, including the volcano structure, origin of magmas, physical-chemical factors of eruptions. Factors controlling rock weathering and soil development, including depth and nutrient levels impacting plant ecosystems, are explored next. Geomorphic processes of landscape evolution including erosion rates, tectonic/volcanic activity, and hillslope stability conclude the course. Methods for monitoring and predicting eruptions, defining spatial changes in landform, landform stability, soil production rates, and measuring biogeochemical processes are covered throughout the course. This course is restricted to students accepted into the Earth Systems of Hawaii Program.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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

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: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

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

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: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Koseff, J. (PI)

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 131: Pathways in Sustainability Careers (EARTHSYS 131)

Interactive, seminar-style sessions expose students to diverse career pathways in sustainability. Professionals from a variety of careers discuss their work, their career development and decision-points in their career pathways, as well as life style aspects of their choices.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

EARTH 163H: Big Earth Hackathon Water Challenge (CEE 163H, GEOLSCI 163H)

Participate in Stanford's inaugural Big Earth Hackathon Water Challenge by finding an innovative solution to a planetary water problem. Students are tasked to come up with a solution to a water related problem over a seven week period. Projects can be software, hardware, or policy related solutions to important water issues. Students (working individually or in teams of 2-4) are encouraged to pursue a problem of their own interest, but will be provided several opportunities to hear of projects ideas from faculty and industry leaders.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Fong, D. (PI)

EARTH 183: California Desert Geologic Field Trip (GEOLSCI 183)

Field seminar. Three class meetings during Winter quarter followed by a 6-day field trip over Spring Break to Mojave Desert, Death Valley, and Owens Valley. See stunning desert and mountain scenery, and examine geology that includes active faults, recent volcanoes, hot springs, ore deposits, rocks that have been stretched and melted deep in the earth's crust, peaks carved by glaciers, vast ancient lakebeds that are now huge salt flats, shifting fields of sand dunes, and desert flora and fauna. Involves camping and some hiking. Enrollment limited to 25 students; preference given to freshmen and sophomores; additionally graduate students in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Mahood, G. (PI)

EARTH 191: Stanford EARTH Field Courses (GEOLSCI 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. The Winter 2019 trip is over Spring Break (March 23-29, 2019) in Owens Valley and Death Valley. If you are interested in participating in this course, complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/B4uvL3JEqikEUDQ33. For general questions about the course, contact Ryan Petterson (rypett@stanford.edu). For questions about enrollment, contact Alyssa Ferree (aferree@stanford.edu).
Terms: 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

EARTH 200A: Your Professional Development

Navigating the transition from student to professional is a daunting and often times unpredictable journey. This course is designed to help start the process of career planning and development early on. Beginning with navigating career uncertainty, through thoughtful self-assessment, to resume building, the power of negotiation, and managing up - this course builds a solid foundation on which to explore your long-term career goals.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Yau, A. (PI)
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