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EARTH 1A: Know Your Planet: Research Frontiers

You are interested in the challenges that face our planet, but you are not sure about the career opportunities in the earth, energy, and environmental sciences. The breadth of possibilities will surprise you! In this course, you will meet faculty working on a diverse array of environmental problems, learn about the career paths of working professionals in the earth sciences, and hear from expert panels about post-graduation pathways available to you in the earth, energy, and environmental sciences. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Yau, A. (PI)

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

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

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
Instructors: Saltzman, J. (PI)

EARTH 14: Our National Parks (EARTH 114A, GEOLSCI 14, GEOLSCI 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

EARTH 15: Living on the Edge (GEOLSCI 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 coast. Get to know faculty and graduate students in Stanford Earth. Transportation, meals, and camping equipment are provided at no cost to student participants. Requirements: Three campus meetings (two pre-trip, one post-trip) and weekend field trip (Spring Quarter: Section 01, April 26-27 OR Section 02, May 2-3). Enrollment limited to 25 per weekend. Freshman and sophomores have priority. If you are interested in signing up for the course, complete this form: https://forms.gle/LDADwFLivDERmZNA8. The form will open February 9, 2020.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1

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

EARTH 81: Stanford EARTH Spring Break Field Trip

(Previously offered as EARTH 191). Spring break field trip to various locations in Eastern California (may include Owens Valley, eastern Sierras, White Mountains, Death Valley). Exact locations will vary by term. Topics may cover natural history, geology, and ecology. Students will learn tools for self-directed learning (including problem solving, critical thinking, observation skills, giving and receiving feedback) and will have the opportunity to practice those skills through a variety of activities including field sketching, team problem solving, reading maps, and navigating in teams. Expect moderately strenuous hiking, living in a communal dorm-style environment, and group chores. Engaged participation expected, no prior knowledge or experience required, open to all majors. No course fee. Food, lodging, and necessary equipment is provided at no cost to student participants. Students interested in participating must complete this web form: https://forms.gle/4xdpuqoJMXVxyCLf9
Terms: Win | Units: 2

EARTH 83: Nature Journaling

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of nature journaling. Nature journaling is a practice of observing and recording the natural world, much as one might record their lives in a daily journal. Nature journaling provides a path for sharpening curiosity and attention as it deepens understanding and appreciation of nature. In this class, students will learn the basics of observation, inquiry, and engagement with your surroundings. You will learn basic drawing techniques to help achieve those learning outcomes. Using common resources (pens, pencils, paper) students will record observations, drawings, diagrams, descriptions and maps. This course is designed to be interactive and community based. Students will share photos of their journal pages and will give and receive constructive feedback from both instructors and peers. Content will include botany, wildlife, geology, and astronomy, while still primarily focusing on the process of observing and recording. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Assignments can be done in the wilderness, in your backyard, or even in your house. (Remote delivery in Spring 2020)
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-2

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
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