Earth, Society, & Environment (ESE)

ESE Class Schedule

Courses

ESE 103   Earth's Physical Systems   credit: 4 Hours.

Same as GEOG 103. See GEOG 103.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Physical Sciences

ESE 104   Geology of the National Parks   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as GEOL 104. See GEOL 104.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Physical Sciences

ESE 106   Geographies of Globalization   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as GEOG 106. See GEOG 106.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures
UIUC: Social Sciences
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ESE 111   Emergence of Life   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as GEOL 111. See GEOL 111.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Life Sciences

ESE 117   The Oceans   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as GEOL 117. See GEOL 117.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Physical Sciences

ESE 118   Natural Disasters   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as GEOL 118 and GLBL 118. See GEOL 118.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Physical Sciences

ESE 120   Severe and Hazardous Weather   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as ATMS 120. See ATMS 120.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Physical Sciences
UIUC: Quant Reasoning II

ESE 140   Climate and Global Change   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as ATMS 140. See ATMS 140.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Physical Sciences

ESE 143   History of Life   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as GEOL 143. See GEOL 143.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Life Sciences

ESE 199   Undergraduate Open Seminar   credit: 1 to 5 Hours.

Special topics in Earth, Society, and the Environment; content is variable. May be repeated if topics vary.

ESE 200   Earth Systems   credit: 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary lecture class intended to introduce Earth Systems studies, which focuses on integrating social and natural science approaches to studying the Earth and its environments.

ESE 202   American Environmental History   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as HIST 202 and NRES 202. See HIST 202.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ESE 208   History of the Earth System   credit: 4 Hours.

Same as GEOL 208. See GEOL 208.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Physical Sciences

ESE 210   Social & Environmental Issues   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as GEOG 210. See GEOG 210.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Social Sciences

ESE 215   Resource Conflicts   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as GEOG 215 and GLBL 215. See GEOG 215.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Social Sciences

ESE 287   Environment and Society   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as GEOG 287, NRES 287, PS 273 and SOC 287. See NRES 287.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Social Sciences
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

ESE 289   Environment & Sustainability Field Study   credit: 1 Hour.

Group expedition to study environment and sustainability issues at a nearby field site. Includes in-class meetings, student-led presentation, and a field trip that may be short as part of a day or as long as several days. Field trip and field trip fee required. Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms if topics vary. Prerequisite: For ESE majors, minors, and Sustainability Living Learning Community students. Non majors can apply to the waitlist.

ESE 311   Environmental Issues Today   credit: 3 Hours.

Seminar exposing students in the Environmental Fellows Program to different disciplinary perspectives on specific environmental issues, as revealed in the scholarly literature. Specific problems will vary from term to term. This seminar helps students make the transition from disciplinary to interdisciplinary thinking. Team-taught. Same as ATMS 311. Prerequisite: Admission to Environmental Fellows Program or consent of advisor.

ESE 320   Water Planet, Water Crisis   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of the science of water on planet earth, the developing water crisis, and some possible solutions to it. Topics include water's unique physical and chemical properties; how it profoundly shapes the earth/ocean/atmosphere system; dynamics of oceans, atmosphere, lakes, rivers, groundwater, and ice masses; current fresh water supplies and their distribution on earth relative to population; current and future water crises and the compounding effects of droughts, floods, and global change; and prospects for some technological and economic approaches to easing the crisis. Same as GEOG 370 and GEOL 370.

ESE 360   Environmental Writing   credit: 3 Hours.

Equips students to write about the environment for various audiences, with a focus on specific current efforts to promote sustainability on the Urbana-Champaign campus. We will practice effective techniques for each stage of the writing process-from defining topics, to gathering information, to crafting active, engaging prose. Readings will include models of effective environmental writing and "how to" pieces by experts. Research will include visits to campus sites and student-conducted interviews with subjects. Same as ENGL 360. Prerequisite: Completion of campus Composition I general education requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Advanced Composition

ESE 380   GIS II: Spatial Prob Solving   credit: 4 Hours.

Same as GEOG 380. See GEOG 380.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Quant Reasoning II

ESE 389   Environment and Sustainability Field Expedition   credit: 3 Hours.

Group expedition to study environment and sustainability issues at a field site. Includes in-class meetings, student-led presentation, and field trip; expeditions run during spring break, winter break, in mid-May or in intercession; dates depend on location. Field Trip and field trip fee required. Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. May be repeated up to 12 hours in separate terms if topics vary.

ESE 401   ESE Capstone   credit: 3 Hours.

Capstone experience for majors in Earth, Society, and Environment Sustainability. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading.

ESE 445   Earth Resources Sustainability   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduces the physical (energy, mineral, and soil) resources of the Earth, the environmental consequences of producing and using resources, the controls on resource supplies, and the alternatives to traditional supplies. Focuses on the geological origin and context of resources, the means of exploration and production, the history of production, and sustainability issues related to consumption and depletion. Provides an understanding of why resources can be scarce and expensive, why many are not renewable, and why their use impacts the Earth System. May include field trips. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Credit is not given for both ESE 445 and GEOL 380. Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher.

ESE 465   Transp and Sustainability   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Same as GEOG 465. See GEOG 465.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Advanced Composition

ESE 482   Challenges of Sustainability   credit: 3 Hours.

An interdisciplinary approach to investigating the meaning and practice of sustainability in the contemporary Earth system. As a consequence, students explore the sustainability of crucial resources - water, soil, energy, mineral and the biota - in the context of the social and environmental systems in which these resources are used, including the moral, physical, ecological, political and economic. Same as GEOG 482 and GEOL 483. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, or consent of instructor.

ESE 497   Special Topics in ESE   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Advanced topics course, consisting of seminar or lectures in subjects not covered by regular course offerings; for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Possible field study in a prominent geological locality; includes in-class meetings, student-led presentations, and field trip; trips run during spring break, winter break, in mid-end May; dates depend on location. Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 12 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.