Jonathon E. Ericson, Department Chair
Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Program and Courses
The Department of Environmental Analysis and Design is concerned with the interactions between the physical and social environment and human health and behavior. Students begin with basic courses in human ecology, environmental quality, environmental health, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, and environmental public policy. Subsequent course work moves toward problem-oriented courses in these areas, enriched by ongoing faculty and student research on such topics as the effects of environmental stressors (e.g., crowding, smog, noise); environmental pollution; the biology and politics of water pollution; potential impacts of natural disasters; compliance with environmental regulations; the way in which changes in the community affect health and well-being of its residents; the effects of stress on health; causes and consequences of urbanization and population change; and risk assessment. The undergraduate program leads to a B.A. degree in Environmental Analysis and Design. This major is offered jointly with faculty in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The faculty also cosponsors the B.S. degree in Applied Ecology with the School of Biological Sciences.
In addition to providing basic knowledge for students in other areas, courses are relevant to professional careers in the areas of administration, environmental quality and health, environmental impact assessment, urban and regional planning and community environmental education. Graduate and professional opportunities related to environmental analysis include urban and regional planning, architecture, environmental psychology, ecology, and public health. Special emphasis is placed upon the roles of individual citizens and community organizations, both governmental and private, in maintaining and enhancing the quality of the human environment. Field study is done in city planning departments, private consulting firms, environmental information centers, pollution control agencies, and health agencies.
University Requirements: See pages 54-59.
School Requirements: See page 345.
Ten courses (40 units) as specified below:
A. Four upper-division core courses (16 units) selected from Environmental Analysis and Design E101-E120.
B. Six upper-division specialty courses (24 units) numbered E100, E121-E193, selected in any combination from the areas of Socio-Environmental Studies, Planning and Policy Studies, Ecology and Environmental Health Science, and Public Health.
Environmental Analysis and Design Minor Requirements
Nine courses (36 units): Criminology, Law and Society J7, Environmental Analysis and Design E8, Psychology and Social Behavior P9, and six upper-division Environmental Analysis and Design courses, of which a minimum of two are selected from E101-E120U and the remainder are selected from E100, E121-E193.
NOTE: Students pursuing a major in the School of Social Ecology may not use upper-division course work for both school, major, or minor requirements. No overlap is permitted. Social Ecology 198 and 199 may not be applied toward the minor.
Environmental Design Minor Requirements
Eight courses (32 units): Environmental Analysis and Design E102U, E108U, E136U, and five additional courses selected from E104U, E105U, E132, E133, E134, E135U, E138U, E139A-B-C.
NOTE: A maximum of three courses may be counted toward both the minor in Environmental Design and the majors in Environmental Analysis and Design or Social Ecology.
Epidemiology and Public Health Minor Requirements
Nine courses (36 units): Environmental Analysis and Design E5, E8, E116, and six additional courses selected from E45U, E101, E111, E132, E175, E176, E177, E178, Psychology and Social Behavior P134H, Biological Sciences 143.
NOTE: A maximum of three courses may be applied toward both the minor in Epidemiology and Public Health and the majors in Applied Ecology, Environmental Analysis and Design, or Social Ecology. (Environmental Analysis and Design E8 is by necessity one of the three.)
Urban and Regional Planning Minor Requirements
Nine courses (36 units): Environmental Analysis and Design E8, E107U, and seven additional upper-division Environmental Analysis and Design courses selected from E102U, E104U, E105U, E108U, E109U, E123U, E124U, E128U, E129U, E131U, E135U, E136U, E137U, E138U, E140U, E141U, E143U, E144U, E145U, E147U, E148U, E149U, E150U, E151U, E152U, E154U, E155U, E156U, E157U, E158U, E159U, E179U.
NOTE: A maximum of three courses may be counted toward both the minor in Urban and Regional Planning and the majors in Environmental Analysis and Design or Social Ecology. (Environmental Analysis and Design E8 is by necessity one of the three.)
E1 Natural Disasters (4) F. Lecture, three hours. Examines the natural processes and impacts of natural disasters. The responses of our society are examined and compared with available prehistoric case studies. Basic understanding of natural processes is gained in this course. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E4. (II)
E3 Human Environments (4) W. Lecture, three hours. Study of natural and physical components of earth's environmental problems due to human activities. Topics include global air, water, soil, biodiversity, rainforests, energy, demographics, agriculture, and urbanization. Theme is sustainability. Integrated into the science are social, legal, and economic considerations. (II)
E5 Introduction to Environmental Quality and Health (4). Lecture, three hours. A preliminary survey of how pollution of the natural and physical environment affects human health. Topics include toxicology, epidemiology, risk assessment, water, food, air, noise, radiation, solid and hazardous waste. Included are elements of environmental administration, environmental education, consumer protection. (II)
E8 Introduction to Environmental Analysis and Design (4) F, W, S. Lecture, three hours. Overview of general concepts, theoretical principles, and analytical techniques for investigating environmental systems. Integrates tools from both natural and social sciences to analyze contemporary environmental challenges such as pollution, resource acquisition, facility and ecosystem design, impact assessments, the formulation of environmental policy. (III)
E15 Native American Religions and the Environmental Ethic (4) S. Examines Native American religions and their perspectives on the human relationship to the natural environment. Topics include the rise and fall of pre-Columbian state theocracies, the ceremony of the Sacred Pipe, revitalization movements, and sacredness and ritual in contemporary life. (VII-A)
E20 People, Cultures, and Environmental Sustainability (4). An anthropological consideration of global environmental sustainability from the perspective of human cultures and communities. Causes and consequences of population growth, natural resource management, environmental law, environmental ethics. Case studies emphasize tropical rain forests, arid lands of Africa and North America. Same as Anthropology 20A.
E45U AIDS Fundamentals (4). Considers the biological and sociological bases of the AIDS epidemic. Topics include the history of AIDS, current medical knowledge, transmission, risk reduction, and how the community can respond. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P45 and Biological Sciences 45. (II)
E100 Special Topics in Environmental Analysis (4). Lecture, three hours. Special topics courses are offered from time to time. Course content varies with interest of the instructor. Prerequisites: Environmental Analysis and Design E8 and, in some cases, consent of instructor.
E101 Environmental and Public Health Policy (4). Lecture, three hours. Examines factors involved in shaping public health and environmental policy. Topics include the role of science in public health policy, the function of governmental regulatory agencies, citizen participation, and economic and sociopolitical aspects of controlling infectious diseases and regulating carcinogens. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P182P.
E102U Cultural Ecology and Environmental Design (4). Lecture, three hours. Introduction to cultural ecology and environmental and architectural design. With a view to understanding people's relationships with their built environments, the basic elements of architecture, architectural analysis, and cultural analysis are covered. Examines values in design and design for multicultural societies. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8. (VII-A)
E103 Topics in Applied Ecology (4). Lecture, three hours. Survey of selected issues from an ecological perspective. Topics may include conservation biology, pollution and water quality, hazardous waste cleanup, fire, wetlands, politics versus the environment. Causes, effects, control, cleanup. Integrated into the science are economic, social, and legal concerns. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E3 or E8 or a course in ecology. Some previous biology and chemistry is helpful.
E104U Urban Sociology (4). Lecture, three hours. Overview of theoretical, substantive, and policy issues in urban sociology. History of urbanization, the school of human ecology, and recent trends regarding urbanism. Time is devoted to understanding the causes and possible solutions to urban problems. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8.
E105U Environmental Law (4). Lecture, three hours. Environmental law as combination of traditional legal principles and newly created statutes, rules, and decisions applied to environmental protection. Investigates roles of courts, legislature, executive branch and administrative agencies, and private citizens attempting to regulate environmental quality. Federal and state laws utilized. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8. Same as Criminology, Law and Society J128.
E106 Human Ecology (4). Lecture, three hours. Will population growth doom the human race? Examines the influence of Malthus' First Essay on Population (1798) on current models of population-environment interactions and the implications of these models for action. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8.
E107U Urban and Regional Planning (4). Lecture, three hours. Important substantive areas, concepts, tools in the field of urban and regional planning. Topics include: forces that have historically guided and are currently guiding U.S. urbanization; land use, economic development, housing and community development, environmental planning; legal, environmental, governmental contexts. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8.
E108U Environmental Psychology (4). Lecture, three hours. Impact of the physical environment on individual and group behavior. Three basic concerns examined: (a) environmental determinants of behavior at the individual and interpersonal level; (b) social planning and urban design; and (c) methodological approaches to the study of environmental issues. Prerequisites: Social Ecology 10 and Environmental Analysis and Design E8. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P109.
E109U Urban Public Policy (4). Lecture, three hours. Examines why and how urban policies are enacted and carried out in contemporary U.S. cities and regions. Topics include: evolution and organization of city governments and policymaking over the past century; who has the power to direct public policy and control how cities develop. Prerequisites: Social Ecology 10 and Environmental Analysis and Design E8.
E110 Environmental Geology (4). Introduction to geologic principles and applications to environmental problems. Topics include: tectonic processes, earth materials, soils, river processes, groundwater, the coastal environment, slope failures, seismic hazards, mineral resources, and land-use evaluation based on geologic conditions. Examples from case studies. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E1, E3, or E8. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E185.
E111 Dynamics of Human Populations (4). Lecture, three hours. Survey of measurement and theory in social demography, with applications to social and economic issues at local, regional, and global levels. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E146.
E112 Public Issues in Biotechnology (4). Lecture, three hours. Examines developments in biotechnology potentially affecting various facets of human society or warranting significant public debate. The implications for public health, environmental science, agriculture, legislation, ethics in science, public policy, economics, and technological background in genetics and ecology. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E153.
E113 Social Ecology of Peace I (4). Lecture, three hours. Examination of differing definitions of the problem of achieving peace and the special problems of seeking peace in the nuclear age.
E115 Environmental Health Science (4). Lecture, three hours. Focuses on processes of exposure to environmental toxins/agents and their impact to human health and the environment. Media transport, exposure assessment, susceptibility, behavior, and health effect of several toxins are discussed. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E165.
E116 Epidemiology I (4). Lecture, three hours. The distribution of disease and injury across time, space, and populations. Covers basic concepts and methods of descriptive epidemiology including the natural history of disease, demography, public health interventions, models, measurement, sources of data, and indices of health. Prerequisites: Social Ecology 10 and 13, or consent of instructor. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P128H. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E177A.
E117 Environmental Biotechnology (4). Lecture, three hours. A comprehensive yet concise description of the field of environmental biotechnology as it relates to human environments and the global ecosystem. Students become conversant in the natural history of environmental, biotechnical developments, and the applications of biotechnology. Prerequisite: a course in biology, chemistry, ecology, or environmental science. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E178.
E121 Human Stress (4). Lecture, three hours. Stress as a multidisciplinary topic. Biological, psychological, and sociological approaches to adaptation-related disorders. Effects of contemporary urban life, such as noise, crowding, work pressure, and traffic congestion on personal health and behavior. Methods of stress reduction. Prerequisite: Psychology and Social Behavior P9 or equivalent. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P127H. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E110.
E122 Social Ecology of Peace II (4). Lecture, three hours. Examination of the relationship to achieving peace, of strivings for national security and arms control, and of the basic formative and stabilizing institutions of society including government, religion, business, education, and the family. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E114.
E123U California's Population (4). Lecture, three hours. Surveys California's human population (past, present, and future) and its interactions with trends in society, government, the economy, and the environment. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E112.
E124U Leadership (4). Lecture, three hours. Examines current theory and research about the origins, aspects, and consequences of leadership. Discussions with recognized community leaders and experiential assignments designed to focus on student's own leadership potential and skills. Prerequisite: Social Ecology 10 recommended. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P159S. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E115U.
E125 Ecological Anthropology (4). Lecture, three hours. Studies relationships between human communities and their natural environments. The role of environment in shaping culture; effects of extreme environments on human biology and social organization; anthropologist's role in studying global environmental problems, e.g., African famine, destruction of tropical rain forests. Prerequisite: Anthropology 2A, 2B, or 2C. Same as Anthropology 125B. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E116. (VII-B)
E126 The Family (4). Lecture, three hours. Examination of Western family life from population and life course perspectives. Links between large-scale trends and changes in individual's family and household options. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P168P. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E111.
E127 Nuclear Environments (4). Lecture, three hours. Understanding the impact of the nuclear age on the environment and human health through the interrelated developments of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. The early years of weapon development, catastrophic environmental pollution, perils of nuclear power in the U.S. and Russia. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E117.
E128U Race, Ethnicity, and Cities (4). Lecture, three hours. Examines racial and ethnic inequality and the influence that urbanization has in affecting race relations. Explores how race/ethnicity, urban space, housing, economic development, public education, and land policy intersect in cities, both historically and today. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E118U.
E129U Social Ecology of the Internet and World Wide Web (4). Lecture, three hours. Examines the societal impacts of the Internet and World Wide Web on urban design, civic participation, public health, medical care delivery, work roles, and family life. Interrelationships among these phenomena are considered from a social ecological perspective. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P167S. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E119U.
E130 Environment and Health (4). Lecture, three hours. Examination of relationships between sociophysical environments and physical and mental health at both individual and aggregate levels of analysis. Environmental resources and risk factors associated with resistance or vulnerability to disease are considered at each level. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P137H. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E122.
PLANNING AND POLICY STUDIES
E131U Diversity and Environments (4). Lecture, three hours. Explores human diversity and power in built environments. Examines contributions of underrepresented groups to design and planning professions, and how race, class, gender affect use and perception of environments. Investigates ways to make environments and environmental professions more responsive to diversity. (VII-A)
E133 Advanced Environmental Psychology: Facilities Design for the Workplace (4). Lecture, three hours. Survey of major topics in the field of facilities design and management including methods of environmental programming and postoccupancy evaluation, design criteria for office automation, and facility-based strategies for promoting employee health, productivity, and improved quality of worklife. Prerequisites: Environmental Analysis and Design E8 and E108. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P184P. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E123.
E134 Environmental Design Research Methods (4). Lecture, four hours. In-depth treatment of theoretical and empirical work relevant to selected topics in environmental psychology, followed by field work with architectural consultants. Students develop environmental evaluation instruments, collect data, and report findings to the consultants for review. Prerequisites: Social Ecology 10; Environmental Analysis and Design E8 and E108. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P188P. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E124.
E135U Elements of Environmental Design (4). Lecture, three hours. Basic elements of environmental design such as scale, proportion, rhythm, color, sound, lighting, surfaces, texture, architectural definition of spaces, volumes, massing volumetric analysis, solids and voids, and cultural aspects of design. Excitement and creativity in design, imageability. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8; E102U or consent of instructor. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E120U.
E136U Environmental Programming (4). Lecture, three hours. Various styles and methods of programming for buildings and building interiors. Examines information designers need; methods for acquiring, sorting, and processing information; making information more scientific, systematic, and reliable; how it can be represented; value judgments involved. Prerequisites: Environmental Analysis and Design E8; E135U or consent of instructor. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E125U.
E137U International Environmental Management (4). Lecture, three hours. Network of intergovernmental organizations (the United Nations, in particular) and international nongovernmental organizations in the field of environmental management. Prerequisite: Criminology, Law and Society J7. Same as Criminology, Law and Society J129. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E127U.
E138U Design and Behavior (4). Lecture, three hours. Tools of architectural analysis and programming. Teaches social scientists basic graphic communication tools. Prerequisites: Environmental Analysis and Design E8 and E136U. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E128U.
E139A-B-C Research in Environmental Design I, II, III (4-4-4). Participating in a research project selected by the professor, students learn to frame research questions, design a research project, collect data, analyze data, and write research reports. Focus is on "qualitative research methods." Prerequisite: Social Ecology 10 or consent of instructor. Only one quarter of E139A-B-C may be used toward upper-division requirements. Formerly Social Ecology 129A-B-C.
E140U Survey Analysis of Urban Residents (4). Lecture, three hours. Hypotheses concerning the nature and problems of metropolitan areas are tested using Orange County data. A resident survey and the 1980 census are used to study urban social and economic issues. Empirical research projects are assigned. Prerequisites: Environmental Analysis and Design E8; Social Ecology 10 and 166A-B-C.
E141U Urban and Regional Analysis (4). Lecture, three hours. Concepts and methods in regional science with applications to planning, public policy, and environmental analysis. Spatial interaction, location, multiplier, basic activity, and input-output models and their relation to ongoing urban and regional phenomena. Prerequisites: Social Ecology 10 and 13.
E143U Social Ecology of the Borderlands (4). Lecture, three hours. An introduction to the most important socioeconomic issues affecting the urban-regional context of the U.S.-Mexico border area. Borderlands regional development, urbanization, migration, industrialization, labor market, and environmental issues are considered. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8. Same as Chicano/Latino Studies 162. (VII-B)
E144U Urbanization and Social Change (4). Lecture, three hours. Examines interactions between social structure and physical space: (1) the contemporary evolution of cities and their hinterlands in the U.S.; (2) patterns of urbanization in the Third World; and, as background for understanding these developments, (3) the re-emergence of cities in Medieval Europe. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8.
E145U Environmental Politics and Policy (4). Lecture, three hours. Provides a multifaceted foundation for the development of environmental problem-solving and policy-making skills. Examines "nature" from a range of historical and cultural perspectives. Links socio-ecological stress theories to a range of landscapes and contemporary debates. Current air, water, and land policies.
E147U Locational Conflict (4). Lecture, three hours. NIMBY (Not-In-My-Back-Yard) activities, conflicts within government, and community hostilities (e.g., between different ethnic neighborhoods) as examples of locational conflict. Various theories explaining why conflict occurs and showing how society copes. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
E148U Cities and Transportation (4). Lecture, three hours. The relationship between urban areas and transportation systems. Economic analysis of cities, transportation and urban form, highway congestion, environmental impacts of transportation, public transit, transportation and labor markets, and political influences on transportation planning.
E149U Urbanization in Developing Countries (4). Lecture, three hours. Survey of important trends and policy issues in cities of the Third World. Topics include the global urban situation, urban poverty and employment, housing issues, transportation policy, and land policy (public land ownership, land banking, and land readjustment).
E150U Analysis for Decision Making (4). Lecture, three hours. Develops analytical thinking on issues and problems related to public policy. Sound public policy and management decisions rest better when based on rigorous, albeit stylized, analysis. Focuses on analytic methods which can inform the processes of policy and management deliberation.
E151U Housing and Urban Development Policy (4). Lecture, three hours. Surveys public policy issues and develops analytic techniques in the areas of housing and urban development. Examines a range of policy topics including housing assistance to low- and moderate-income families, housing finance system, incentives for economic development and neighborhood preservation. Recommended: previous course work in economics.
E152U Introduction to Urban Geography (4). Lecture, three hours. Introduction to urban geography, focusing on urban transformations, the urban system, and the internal structure of urban areas. Concepts are applied to contemporary issues such as welfare reform, growth management, housing, and economic development. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8.
E154U Ethics and Public and Private Life: Advanced Seminar (4). Examines ethical issues in public and private life by considering traditional moral theory in light of specific moral dilemmas, such as environmental policy, genocide, abortion, euthanasia, social welfare, and aid to other countries. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of the upper-division writing requirement or consent of instructor. Same as Political Science 138B.
E155U Water Resource Policy (4). Lecture, three hours. Examination of contemporary water problems worldwide, with particular attention to the competing demands for water in the western U.S., and water demand by the poor in developing countries. History and analysis of U.S. water policies at local, state, and federal levels.
E156U Public Health Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (4). Students learn how to calculate the cost-effectiveness of life-and-death public health interventions by measuring health-related quality of life, survival, and cost, and how to use cost-effectiveness information to make wise public health investment decisions in the face of limited resources.
E157U Public Policy Analysis (4). Examines different approaches to the analysis of public policy with differing notions of what constitutes good policy, the role of government, and how citizens participate in policy-making. Suggests a policy-design perspective which builds upon other frameworks but concentrates on goals, implementation structures, tools, and rationales. Prerequisites: Environmental Analysis and Design E8 and E109U. Same as Political Science 121E.
E158U Economic Analysis of Government Behavior II (4) W. The study of government using the tools of economics. The effects of various taxation and expenditure policies, such as social security, are examined. Prerequisites: Economics 100A-B or consent of instructor. Same as Economics 141B and Political Science 127B.
E159U Urban Economic Development Policy (4). Theoretical and practical perspectives on local economic development policy. Integrates economic, planning, political perspectives. Overview of economic role of cities and metropolitan areas. Specific development issues include link between taxes, regulation, job growth; redevelopment planning; evaluating economic development policy.
ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE
E160 Microbial Ecology of Natural and Polluted Waters (4). Lecture, three hours. Examines microorganisms and their functions in the aquatic environment, specifically microorganisms' role in the biogeochemical cycles of nitrogen, sulfur, and mercury, and how our activities are affecting these cycles. How and why indicator organisms are used in the determination of water quality for public health. Prerequisites: Environmental Analysis and Design E5 or a general course in biology.
E160L Microbial Ecology of Natural and Polluted Waters Laboratory (4). Laboratory, three hours. Enumeration and identification of microorganisms from various aquatic environments. Examines microbial mediation of the sulfur, nitrogen, and mercury cycles and the public health aspects of water quality. Prerequisites: Environmental Analysis and Design E8 or a general course in the Biological Sciences Core curriculum; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in E160.
E163 Issues in Potable Water Reuse (4). Lecture, three hours. Provides an in-depth study of the treatment and subsequent reuse of wastewater for drinking. Analyzes existing regulations for both drinking water and reuse situations, microbial and chemical contaminants, health concerns and risk assessment. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8.
E164 Toxins in the Environment (4). Lecture, three hours. Uses and impact of heavy-metal toxins in the environment traced from ore bodies, product manufacture, consumption, and waste management. Routes of exposure; medical and societal impacts of these exposures. Prerequisites: Environmental Analysis and Design E8; junior standing and consent of instructor.
E164L Toxins in the Environment Laboratory (4). Lecture, three hours, laboratory, one hour. Involves planning, sampling, gathering, and analyzing data. Direct first-hand experience in carrying out a scientific research project from inception through final technical report. Corequisite: E164. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8.
E165L Environmental Geology: Field and Laboratory (4). Provides weekly lecture, laboratory experiments, and demonstration of techniques in the environmental sciences. Three to five Saturday field trips as well as a four-day field trip to study specific environmental problems. Prerequisite or corequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E110. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E185L.
E166L Chronological Dating Techniques Laboratory (4). Examines the potential and limitations of chronological dating techniques in the study of both near-term and long-term environmental processes and anthropogenic events. Case studies reflect consistency of the class. Weekly laboratory demonstrations and exercises. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8.
E167 Terrestrial Ecosystems (4) W. A mechanistic perspective of the structure and functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. Includes the mechanisms that control plant growth, hydrology and nutrient cycling, and the roles terrestrial ecosystems play in local and global biogeochemistry. Prerequisite: Biology 96 or consent of instructor. Same as Biological Sciences 118 and Earth System Science 120. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E179.
E169A-B Applied Ecology Seminar (3-3). Seminar, two hours. Introduces Applied Ecology majors to a variety of research occurring in industry and universities concerned with subjects addressed in the major. Selected topics include environmental health issues, water quality, hazardous waste management, biotechnology, and economic concerns in management of pollution problems. Prerequisites: Environmental Analysis and Design E8; upper-division Applied Ecology majors.
E173 Health and Global Environmental Change (4). Lecture, three hours. Overview of scientific underpinnings of global environmental change and human health consequences. Provides students with an understanding of the fundamental dependency of human health on global environmental integrity. Encourages disciplinary cross-fertilization through interaction of students in environmental, health, and policy sciences. Prerequisite: at least one upper-division course in environmental science, public health, environmental policy, and/or environmental management, or consent of instructor.
E175 Strategies of Health Promotion (4). Lecture, three hours. Examination of strategies for promoting physical and mental health at community, organizational, and individual levels. Interventions designed to promote healthier lifestyles, organizational structures, and environmental conditions. Criteria for monitoring cost-effectiveness of these programs. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P138H. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E166.
E176 Environmental and Occupational Health (4). Lecture, three hours. Occupational health theory, practice, and regulations: recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace and community health hazards. Complexities of personal and ambient environment recognizing that health is an individual's response to a diverse and dynamic world. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P142H.
E177 Epidemiology II (4). Lecture, three hours. Covers basic concepts of analytic epidemiology and applications, including experimental and observational designs, prevention, screening, treatment and rehabilitation, infectious disease, and injury prevention. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E116. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P129H. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E177B.
E178 Community Health: An Epidemiological Approach (4). Lecture, three hours. An examination of the distribution and dynamics of human health problems on the community level and exploration of scientific investigations used to determine circumstances under which diseases occur or health prevails. Epidemiology including environmental, genetic, nutritional, and social ramifications. Prerequisites: Environmental Analysis and Design E8 and consent of instructor. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P139H. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E168.
E179U Foundations of Community Health (4). Lecture, three hours. A social ecological framework for understanding community health is presented. Measures of individual and community health are compared, and the influence of personal and environmental factors on individual, group, and population health is examined. Community health promotion strategies also are discussed. Prerequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E8. Same as Psychology and Social Behavior P126H. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E167U.
E180 Field Methods for Applied Ecology (4). Uses descriptive format to introduce environmental analysis, methodology, and writing skills necessary to conduct research and produce written papers in scientific journal format. Corequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E180L. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of the lower-division writing requirement; senior standing. Open only to Applied Ecology majors.
E180L Field Methods Laboratory (3). Active participation in acquisition and analysis of data. Introduction to field sampling techniques, data collection and laboratory analysis, and the production of written papers in scientific journal format. Habitats include terrestrial, aquatic, and the built environment, both natural and polluted conditions. Corequisite: Environmental Analysis and Design E180.
E196A-B Applied Ecology Research (4-4). Basic introduction to research and laboratory research techniques: experimental design, laboratory skills, biostatistics, library research. Students undertake a two-quarter project focusing on environmental health of humans or of flora and fauna associated with environments that are impacted by human activities. Corequisite: first year of Biological Sciences Core. Prerequisites: general chemistry; Biological Sciences 100L or Environmental Analysis and Design E103, or consent of instructor. In-progress grading. Formerly Environmental Analysis and Design E197A-B.