Course Information

Schedule of Classes

Non-Standard, Late-Starting
Spring 2014 Classes

Looking to add a class still?

Spring classes are under way but we have a few late starting classes that may be open. Check out the list below of short classes for credit in Environmental Studies and (California) History. Then register for the course in MyPortal before the first day of the class.

If a class is full, you may attend the first day of class to get an add code from the instructor if there is room in the class. If the class is online, contact the instructor by e-mail.

Not a current student? Apply for spring and register for late starting classes. By enrolling in a class this spring, you'll be included in the continuing student registration period for summer and fall.

For complete details for a course, please check the spring schedule of classes.

ES 58 Introduction to Green Building (CLAS)

CRN: 42495  E S -058.-55L, 1 Unit
Class meets one weekend on Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8.
Course Description: An overview of strategies to implement a green building project within your organization. The strategies include model green building policy and guidelines including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), assembling a green team, assessing the impact of construction and buildings on society, and an overview of key stakeholders in the construction field.
Time: 10:30 AM-04:20 PM
Days: SU
Instructor: DEPPEN, DAVID
Location: KC115

ES 80Y: California Field Studies in Yosemite (CLAS)

CRN: 43023 E S -080Y.-56, 3 Unit
Class meets on campus for 3 consecutive Wednesdays, April 23 to May 7. Class includes field trip to Yosemite starting Friday, May 2 to Sunday, May 4.
Course Description: Field observation of California's native plants and animals in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, with an emphasis on endangered, rare, protected and reintroduced species. The underlying social, economic and political issues associated with habitat and species loss will be discussed, as well as impacts on various cultural, ethnic and socio-economic groups. (Out-of-class field trips may be required.)
Days/Time: W 5:30 PM-8:20 PM, FSU 8:30 AM-05:20 PM
Location: KC113

ES 93: Sustainability Across the Curriculum (CLAS)

CRN: 43027 E S -093.-55L, 1 Unit
Class meets for 2 weeks on Fridays, April 25 to May 9. Class includes field trips.
Course Description: An overview of strategies needed to implement sustainability courses across the curriculum in academic institutions utilizing the seven central themes of Agenda 21. The critical role of education and educators in communicating the link between human and planetary health and in building a sustainable society will be examined.
Time: 9:00 AM-03:50 PM; 9:00 AM-01:50 PM
Days: F
Location: KC239

ES 95: Introduction to Environmental Careers (CLAS)

CRN: 42502  E S -095.-95, 1 Unit
Class meets for 6 weeks on Tuesdays, April 29 to June 3.
Course Description: Learn about saving the planet through environmental careers, including ecosystem management, restoration ecology, corridors ecology, energy management technology, environmental stewardship, environmental education, watershed management, environmental law, pollution prevention and more. Opportunities for internships and employment in business, industry, public agencies, academia and nonprofit agencies will be explored. Students will prepare an academic plan for their two- or four-year degree, certificate or workplace.
Time: 03:30 PM-05:20 PM
Days: T
Location: KC201

Note: Exact times for Field Studies dates TBA. For more information or questions, call the California History Center at 408.864.8712.

HIST 51X: Topics in California Political and Diplomatic History - The Politics of Trade Unionism in California (CLAS)

CRN: 42861  HIST-051X-95, 2 Units
This class meets Mondays, April 28 and May 12  Field Studies: Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 17.
Course Description: This course will examine the politics of trade unionism in California, with a particular emphasis on Bay Area union activities.  Despite a lack of strong union activity in the tech industry that has made its home in the Bay Area, unions were and, in many cases, still are strong political entities in the Bay Area and throughout the rest of California.  We will examine a wide variety of unions in this course, including their activism, internal political struggles and influences on local, state and federal governments.  Topics include, but are not limited to, government employee unions, agricultural unions and music industry unions.

Lectures in Room:
6:30 PM - 10:20 PM: Mondays, April 28 and May 12
Field Studies: 
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM: Friday, May 2,
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM: Saturday, May 17
Instructor: HUPP, CRYSTAL
Location: CHC

HIST 52X: Topics in History of Transportation -  (CLAS)

CRN: 42847 HIST-052X-95, 2 Units
This class meets Thursdays, April 24 and May 8 Field studies: Saturday, April 26 and May 10
Course Description: Founded before the City as protector of Mission San Francisco de Asis and other interests, the Presidio has been integral in the history of San Francisco. Through wise foresight it has been transformed into a unique National Park.

Lectures in Room: CHC,
6:30 PM - 10:20 PM: Thursdays, April 24 and May 8
Field Studies:
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM: Saturday, April 26, 2014: San Francisco Presidio Sites;
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM: Saturday, May 10, 2014: Golden Gate North Shore Sites

Location: CHC

HIST-053X: COMMUNITY HISTORY - Saving San Francisco Bay (CLAS)

CRN: 42848  HIST-107X-95, 2 Units
This class meets Thursdays, May 22 and June 5  Field Studies: Saturday (TBA) and June 7
Course Description: Key to the California water system, the San Francisco Bay estuary system is ceaselessly in motion, river and ocean mingling to support myriad life in its waters.

Lectures in Room: CHC
6:30 PM - 10:20 PM: Thursdays, May 22 and June 5
Field Studies: 
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM: Saturday [date to be announced at first class meeting], Alviso, Don Edwards Wildlife Preserve;
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM: Saturday, June 7, 2014, Fremont, Bay Interpretative Center

Location: CHC


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Last Updated: 4/17/14