Earth & Planetary Sciences Summer Courses


    Geology of National Parks (5 credits)

  • EART 3 [Online]

    Session 2

    Geologic concepts and processes responsible for shaping our national parks including mountain building, volcanic and earthquake activity, sedimentation, weathering, erosion, and glaciation. An understanding of how geology impacts our lives is emphasized. Appropriate for both science and non-science majors who wish to enhance their knowledge, enjoyment, and appreciation of our national parks.

    General Education SI
    Proposed Instructor: Keenan Hassell


  • California Geology (5 credits)

  • EART 5 [In Person]

    Session 2

    An introduction to physical geology emphasizing the minerals, rocks, volcanoes, mountains, faults, and earthquakes of California. In-class field trips to study the caves, rocks, and landforms of the campus and the Monterey Bay area. Discussion-1 hour. Concurrent enrollment in EART 5L is required for majors and minors.

    General Education SI
    Proposed Instructor: Sarah Neuhaus


  • California Geology Laboratory (1 credit)

  • EART 5L [In Person]

    Session 2

    Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 5 with particular emphasis on rock and mineral identification and map interpretation. Field trip. Laboratory three hours.

    General Education SI
    Proposed Instructor: Sarah Neuhaus


  • Biological Principles of Environmental Sciences (5 credits)

  • ESCI 30 [In Person]

    Session 2

    Introduction to biology and ecology for environmental sciences, focusing on the role of biological organisms within the Earth system. Topics span molecular/organismal interactions, such as photosynthesis and respiration, to global biogeochemical cycles including the role of microbes, net community production, and contaminant distributions.

    General Education PE-E
    Proposed Instructor: Aubrey Trapp


  • Summer Field Study (5 credits)

  • EART 189B [In Person]

    Session 1

    Introduction to biology and ecology for environmental sciences, focusing on the role of biological organisms within the Earth system. Topics span molecular/organismal interactions, such as photosynthesis and respiration, to global biogeochemical cycles including the role of microbes, net community production, and contaminant distributions.

    General Education SI
    Proposed Instructor: Jeremy Hourigan