Colleges and Environmental Justice Related Courses
UCR School of Public Policy (SPP)
Established in 2012, the UCR School of Public Policy is one of only four public policy schools in the 10-campus UC system. It is home to the only Master of Public Policy (MPP) program offered by a major research university in inland Southern California, as well as the only undergraduate public policy program in the ten-campus University of California system.
At the UCR School of Public Policy, our motto is "Solutions for the Region, Solutions for the World." While our research has global implications and relevance, Southern California—particularly, the inland region in Southern California— offers us a "living laboratory" in our own backyard to explore, investigate, and learn. As such, the theories that we test, issues that we analyze, and the solutions that we identify that concern Southern California and the Inland Empire's most pressing policy challenges have relevance to the state, nation, and world. By engaging in research that identifies the drivers of policy successes, as well as policy failures, we offer decision-makers, students, and society a more complete understanding of what works, what doesn't, and why.
Learn more about the School of Public Policy degree programs:4120 Interdisciplinary South
Riverside, CA 92521 Tel: (951) 827-5564
UCR School of Medicine (SOM)
The UCR School of Medicine seeks students with diverse intellectual and life experiences. We value broad academic backgrounds that include humanities, foreign language, social sciences and the arts to help prepare future physicians for interacting with increasingly diverse patient populations, health care professionals and colleagues.
Learn more about the School of Medicine degree programs:SOM Education Building
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA, 92521 General Number: (951) 827-4568
Admissions Office: (951) 827-7353
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UCR School of Business
One of only three University of California business schools to offer both undergraduate and graduate programs, UCR School of Business is a professional school that educates and develops leaders who are as diverse as the challenges they face, the workforces they lead, and the enterprises they grow. With nearly 20,000 alumni around the world and over 70% of its alumni staying in Southern California upon graduation, the School of Business is developing the human capital that drives the region’s economic growth and vitality.
Learn more about the School of Business degree programs:Anderson Hall
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521 Tel: (951) 827-6329
School of Business Upper-Division Courses
|BUS 114||Marketing in A Global Environment||4 Lecture, 3 hours; research, 2 hours; term paper, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): BUS 103. Covers the theory and practice of marketing across national borders. Provides an understanding of global marketing environments | 172 and examines the development of marketing strategies to maximize growth of global companies.|
|BUS 120||Global Strategy||4 Lecture, 3 hours; extra reading,1 hour; term paper, 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): BUS 109 or equivalents. Introduces global strategic management and how to win the global marketplace. Covers topics including the challenges of creating the right kind of organization, motivating a global workforce, entering new markets, creating global competitive advantage, and building a global mindset.|
|BUS 179||Business Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)||4 Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 1 hour; extra reading, 2 hours; written work, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): BUS 101. Topics include introduction and use of geographic information system (GIS) for business applications. Provides basic understanding on how location information is used in business processes for decisions. Offers an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with basic functionality of industry standard business mapping software tools including ArcGIS and Business Analyst Online.|
UCR Graduate School of Education (GSOE)
The Graduate School of Education (GSOE) at University of California, Riverside prepares students to become administrators, educators, advocates, and scholars who promote excellence and equity in every area of education. Situated on nearly 1,200 scenic acres in Inland Southern California, UC Riverside's campus is ideally located to conduct research among the ethnically diverse K-12 student populations in the region.
Students in our education programs work alongside world-class faculty devising and conducting research that brings about positive change for students of all ages and abilities.
Learn more about the Graduate School of Education degree programs:
1207 Sproul Hall
Riverside, CA 92521 Tel: 951-827-4633
College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences (CNAS)
A multidisciplinary department within the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside with both undergraduate and graduate programs in environmental science. We seek to expand knowledge of the physical, chemical, biological and human components of the Earth System, through cutting-edge research, rigorous student training and service to the community. Our department consists of faculty, graduate students, postdocs and research staff working within and across the fields of atmospheric sciences, environmental chemistry & ecotoxicology, hydrologic sciences, and soil & water sciences.
Environmental Sciences encompasses a wide range of disciplines merged together to understand the natural environment. The field includes interactions among the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the world and human institutions. The Environmental Sciences program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in business, industry, or government; or to pursue graduate studies in environmentally-related science, law, public health, or business.
Learn more about the Environmental Sciences degree programs:2460A Geology Building
Riverside, CA 92521 Tel: (951) 827-5116
Fax: (951) 827-4652
CNAS Lower-Division Courses
|ENSC 001||Introduction to Environmental Science: Natural Resources||4 Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): none. An introduction to environmental science, focusing on natural resource description, management, and conservation. Covers ecosystem characteristics and function; material and energy flows; population dynamics and influence of population on the environment; energy resources and conservation; and mineral and soil resources and their management.|
|ENSC 002||Introduction to Environmental Science: Environmental Quality||
4 Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): none. An introduction to environmental science, focusing on the impact of human development and technology on the quality of natural resources and living organisms. Topics include soil, water, and air pollution; water, land, and food resources; wildlife management and species endangerment; toxicology and risk management; and solid and hazardous waste management.
|ENSC 003||Contemporary Issues in the Environmental Sciences||4 Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): none. An issue-oriented approach to understanding the scientific principles behind environmental issues. Case studies of environmental issues appearing in the mass media provide the context for assessing the status of scientific knowledge and its role in human decision making.|
|ENSC 006||Introduction to Environmental Economics||4 Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): none. An introduction to the basic principles of economics and their application to problems of environmental quality and natural resource utilization. Emphasis is on the failure of markets as a cause of environmental degradation and the role of government in resolving problems of resource scarcity. Does not satisfy the Natural Science breadth requirement for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Cross listed with ECON 006.|
|GEO 007||Minerals and Human Health||4 Lecture, 2 hours; discussion, 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): none. Overview of the role of minerals in human life and industrial activities. Topics include the impact of minerals on human health, the role of minerals in modern technologies, asbestos and silica problems, occupational diseases caused by inhalation of mineral dust, and environmental protection in California. May include a field trip.|
|GEO 010||Earth Resources and Sustainability||4 Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): none. An introduction to the occurrence, availability, marketing, and usage of metals, minerals, fossil fuels, nuclear fuels and other geologic resources, including both historic and recent trends. Addresses conflicts between modern society’s need for increasingly scarce resources and mounting environmental problems. Also covers achieving sustainability through conservation, recycling, and substitution.|
|GEO 011||Global Climate Change and Sustainability||4 Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): none. Provides an understanding of Earth’s feedback systems that regulate the climate over long- and short-term time scales. Includes oceanic and atmospheric circulation patterns, the major reservoirs and global carbon cycle, and the influence and origin of greenhouse gases. Investigates sustainability, climate change policies, adaptation, and mitigation. Credit is awarded for only one of GEO 011 or GEO 011H.|
|PHYS 018||Energy and the Environment||4 Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): none. Covers the physics of energy (thermal, kinetic, potential, chemical, nuclear), its storage and use, primary sources of energy (fossil fuel, nuclear, wind, solar) and their relative effects on the environment. Particular emphasis on determining individual carbon footprints, physical models of global climate change and identifying pathways toward a sustainable infrastructure.|
CNAS Upper-Division Courses
|ENGR 826||Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions||This course will focus on scalable solutions for carbon neutrality and climate stability, drawing on knowledge and insights from climate scholars across the UC system. The class is originally based on “Ten Scalable Solutions,” that arose from discussions involving 50 faculty from the 10-campus UC system under UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative. This class consists of lectures from experts across the UC campuses, and features the digital textbook, “Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions.”|
|ENSC 103||Environmental Pollution and Health||4 Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Focuses on the history, theory, and practice of assessing, understanding, and mitigating impacts of the natural and built environment on human health. Reviews core disciplines that underpin the field of environmental health as well as case studies from industrialized, emerging, and developing countries around the world.|
|ENSC 174||Law, Institutions, and the Environment||4 Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Introduction to natural resource ownership, protection, and regulation in the institutional environment of local, state, and federal laws, implementing agencies, and competing interests. Examines decision making in the context of the rights and limits of both private parties and the broad public interest in the use and protection of resources.|
|GEO 160||Global Climate Change||4 Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): upper-division standing or consent of instructor; PHYS 002B or PHYS 02HB or PHYS 040B or PHYS 040HB recommended. Surveys historical and paleoclimate change using basic principles on gas laws, radiant energy exchange, atmospheric circulation and oceanography, and proxy data. Topics include variability in modern climate, greenhouse gases, global warming, El Nino, Pacific decadal oscillation, ozone hole, volcanism, ice age climate, and Milankovitch cycles. Also covers stable isotope profiles, plate tectonics, greenhouse climates, paleovegetation, modern species diversity, and snowball Earth.|