Explore the biology, economics, and geology of our environment in classes and on field trips throughout the state. Curiosity about the natural world and our relation to it is the only prerequisite. Interested?
Join a group of first-year students and three faculty learning about natural science, economics, and the environment of California. The spectacular California landscape will be our laboratory as we investigate the geology, biology, and economics of our environment through data collection, laboratory and computer analysis, critical thinking and writing, and classroom learning. Multi-day field trips during the school week introduce you to your fellow CES classmates while hiking and camping in State and National Parks throughout California. All of your coursework in Fall semester will be taken with your CES peers.
Lecture/Discussion: Introductory courses in biology, economics, geology, and college-level writing and analysis.
Laboratory Work: On and off campus, including integrated analysis of field data and observations
Field Work: Three multi-day trips and local one-day trips to explore the wide range of California's natural and urban environments, engage in field-based study, and collect data for later analysis. Overnight trips will visit Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, the California coast, and Death Valley National Park.
Want to know more?
For more information visit the Core Program's California Environment Semester web page.
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