ESM Environmental Science & Management

Courses in ESM:
ESM 008Water Quality at Risk (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Not open to students who have successfully completed ERS 008. (Formerly ERS 008.) Natural and human threats to water quality. Balance of science and policy in all aspects of attaining, maintaining, and managing water quality, water contamination. Decoding popular media coverage of water quality and water contamination. (Same course as SAS 008.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, SS, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 030World Ecosystems & Geography (3) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s). Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental and Resource Sciences 30. (Formerly Environmental and Resource Sciences 30.) Introduction to the earth's major geographic regions and associated ecosystems, such as deserts, temperate forests, and oceans with an examination of how climate, vegetation regimes, ecological processes, agriculture and other human activities interact in different regions of the world. (Same course as ESP 030.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WC. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 030World Ecosystems & Geography (3) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—3 hour(s). Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental and Resource Sciences 30. (Formerly Environmental and Resource Sciences 30.) Introduction to the earth's major geographic regions and associated ecosystems, such as deserts, temperate forests, and oceans with an examination of how climate, vegetation regimes, ecological processes, agriculture and other human activities interact in different regions of the world. (Same course as ESP 030.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WC. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ESM 092Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Work experience off and on campus in resource sciences. Internship supervised by a member of the faculty. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Primarily for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 098FStudent Facilitated Course Development (1-3) Active
Variable—1-3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Student-facilitated (taught) course intended for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
ESM 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 100Principles of Hydrologic Science (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 002B; MAT 016B; (PHY 007A or PHY 009A). Not open to students who have successfully completed ERS 100. (Formerly ERS 100.) Topics include hydrology (surface and ground water), hydraulic flow through porous media, water in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, water quality, flow through open channels, and representative water-resource problems. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 108Environmental Monitoring (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s); Fieldwork. Prerequisite(s): EVE 101; ESP 100; ETX 101; WFC 100; ERS 100; SSC 100; ENH 100; LDA 050; Or the equivalent for any of theses courses. Not open to students who have successfully completed ERS 108. (Formerly ERS 108.) Instrumentation and methods for environmental and ecological monitoring; GPS, sensors, datalogging, and GIS. Wide range of measurement techniques for environmental parameters. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 118Evapotranspiration Principles, Measurement & Modeling (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HYD 124 C or better; Consent of Instructor. Estimation of evapotranspiration (ET) for irrigation management and water resources planning; including the basic principles and key factors controlling evaporation and ET rates, methods of measuring these factors in the field and remotely, and determination of likely water requirements for crops and various landscape conditions as needed for water resources planning. (Same course as HYD 118.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
ESM 120Global Environmental Interactions (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): One college level chemistry course; one college level biology course. Limited to 25 students per discussion section; not open to students who have successfully completed ERS 060 or 120. (Formerly ERS 060 & 120.) Relationships among climate, hydrology, biogeochemical cycles, soils and vegetation distribution in diverse landscapes and biomes. Emphasis on physical, chemical, and biological processes affecting ecosystems from the poles to the equator, and human impacts on the environment. (Letter.) Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
ESM 121Water Science & Management (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PHY 010 or GEL 001. Not open to students who have successfully completed ERS 121. (Formerly ERS 121.) Role of water as an essential natural resource in contemporary society. Aspects of the scientific method, including descriptions of natural phenomena and underlying physical causes. Water for cities, agriculture, industry, wildlife and recreation; case studies of water management. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 131Air as a Resource (3) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 010. Not open to students who have successfully completed Environmental and Resource Sciences 131. (Formerly Environmental and Resource Sciences 131.) Degradation of the atmospheric resource, historical aspects and effects of air pollution examined. Evaluation of primary gaseous and particulate pollutants and discussion of their impact. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 131Air as a Resource (3) Review all entries Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (CHE 010 or CHE 002A); CHE 002B. Not open to students who have successfully completed ERS 131. (Formerly ERS 131.) Degradation of the atmospheric resource, historical aspects and effects of air pollution examined. Evaluation of primary gaseous and particulate pollutants and discussion of their impact. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ESM 141Role of Fire in Natural Ecosystems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): (BIS 002A or PLS 002); (BIS 002B or BIS 002C); Basic biological, ecology/evolution concepts. Not open to students who have successfully completed ERS 141. (Formerly ERS 141.) Fire regimes and roles in major North American vegetation types, especially in the west. Physics of fire, fire effects on organisms and ecosystem functioning, reconstructing fire histories, fire in resource management, and fire use by indigenous people. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 144Trees & Forests (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLS 002 or BIS 001C or BIS 002C. Biological structure and function of trees as organisms; understanding of forests as communities and as ecosystems; use of forests by humans; tree phenology, photosynthesis, respiration, soil processes, life histories, dormancy, forest biodiversity, and agroforestry. Not open for credit to students who have completed PLB 144 or ENH 144 or ERS 144. (Former PLB 144 or ENH 144 or ERS 144.). (Same course as PLS 144.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 185Aerial Photo Interpretation & Remote Sensing (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing. Not open to students who have successfully completed ERS 185. (Formerly ERS 185.) Basics of remote sensing and photogrammetry, grids and map projections, aerial photo interpretation, sensors and platforms for aerial and space photography and non-photographic imaging systems, aerial thermography, microwave sensing, and introduction to remote sensing applications. (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 186Environmental Remote Sensing (5) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 016B; (PHY 007C or PHY 009B); Upper division standing; LDA 150 recommended. Not open to students who have successfully completed HYD 186 or ERS 186. (Formerly HYD 186 & formerly ERS 186.) Overview of satellite, airborne, and ground-based remote sensing, building on properties of electromagnetic radiation. Applications include hydrologic processes, weather and climate, ecology and land use, soils, geology, forestry, and agriculture. Computer based analysis and visualization of images and processing techniques. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
ESM 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Completion of 84 units. Work experience off and on campus in resource sciences. Internship supervised by a member of the faculty. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 194HSenior Honor Thesis (2-6) Active
Independent Study—2-6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, overall GPA of 3.50 or higher and consent of master advisor. Independent study, guided research on an environmentally related subject of special interest to the student. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 195Integrating Environmental Science & Management (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior status in Environmental Science & Management major or other environmental science major (e.g. Environmental Resource Science; Environmental Biology & Management; Environmental Toxicology; Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning; Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology; Hydrologic Science). Practical aspects of environmental improvement through integrated analyses of contemporary issues or problems associated with advocacy, regulation, science and resource management from the perspectives of the physical and ecological sciences and current policy/management. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SS. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 198FStudent Facilitated Course (1-3) Active
Variable—1-3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to upper division standing or consent of instructor. Student-facilitated (taught) course intended for upper division students. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ESM 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ESM 199FAStudent Teaching Course Development (1-3) Active
Variable—1-3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to upper division standing. Under the supervision of a faculty member, an undergraduate student plans and develops the course they will teach under 098F/198F. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
ESM 199FBStudent Teaching Course Development (1-3) Active
Variable—1-3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Student facilitated. Under the supervision of a faculty member, an undergraduate student teaches a course under 098F/198F. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.