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Human Environmental Systems (formerly Anthrosphere)

Foundation & Breadth

  • BIO 81 or 47H or HUMBIO 2A & 2B or EARTHSYS 116
  • CHEM 31A & 31B or 31X
  • ECON 1, 50
  • ECON 155
  • GS 1 or GS 4 or EARTHSYS 117 or EARTHSYS 128
  • MATH 19, 20, 21 
  • MATH 51 or CME 100
  • PHYSICS: One physics class, either from the 20 or 40 series, or GEOPHYS 110 (speak with program staff for advice on choosing the appropriate course)
  • STATS: BIO 174H or ECON 102A or STATS 101 or STATS 110 or 116 or 141 (econometrics strongly recommended)
  • EARTHSYS 10
  • EARTHSYS 111
  • EARTHSYS 112
  • EARTHSYS 210A, B, or C (Senior Capstone & Reflection)
  • EARTHSYS 210P (Capstone Project)
  • EARTHSYS 260 (Internship)
  • WIM: EARTHSYS 200, EARTHSYS 191, EARTHSYS 177C, EARTHSYS 149, EARTHSYS 135, or another designated WIM course in a related department- must be approved by an advisor. Your WIM course may not also count towards your track or electives, if counted as a WIM. 

(These courses must be taken for a letter grade: EARTHSYS 10, 111, 112, 210 A/B/C, WIM) 

Track

Choose at least one course in each of the three sub-categories, total six required; at least one of the six must be a skills/methods course marked with *. In addition, two electives are required for this track. All track courses and electives must be taken for a letter grade (eight courses total).

Economics and Environmental Policy

  • ANTHRO 164: Natural Resources Extraction: Use & Development (offered occasionally)
  • CEE 175A: California Coast: Law, Science, and Policy
  • ECON 51: Economic Analysis II
  • ECON 102B*: Introduction to Econometrics
  • ECON 121: Social Science Field Research Methods and Applications (not offered 2017.18)
  • ECON 150: Economic Policy Analysis
  • ECON 154: Economics of Legal Rules and Institutions
  • ECON 159: Economic, Legal, and Political Analysis of Climate-Change Policy
  • EARTHSYS 136: The Ethics of Stewardship
  • EARTHSYS 243: Environmental Advocacy and Policy Communication
  • GSBGEN 336: Energy Markets and Policy
  • INTNLREL 135A: International Environmental Law & Policy
  • IPS 270: The Geopolitics of Energy
  • LAW 2504: Environmental Law and Policy
  • MS&E 243: Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis
  • MS&E 294: Climate Policy Analysis
  • MS&E 295: Energy Policy Analysis

Social Entrepreneurship & The Environment

  • CEE 151: Negotiation (by application - due prior to first class)
  • EARTHSYS 187: FEED the Change: Redesigning Food Systems (must enroll in 3 units)
  • ENGR 231: Transformative Design
  • ETHICSOC 234R: Ethics On the Edge: Business, Non-Profit Organizations, Government, and Individuals
  • MS&E 177: Creativity Rules
  • MS&E 180: Organizational Behavior and Management
  • ME 206A: Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability
  • ME 377: Design Thinking Bootcamp
  • URBANST 132*: Concepts and Analytic Skills for the Social Sector
  • URBANST 133: Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory

Sustainable Development

  • ANTHRO 162: Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Problems
  • ANTHRO 343: Culture as Commodity
  • ANTHRO 349: Anthropology of Capitalism (offered occasionally)
  • CEE 124: Sustainable Development Studio (3+ units)
  • CEE 126A: Stanford Sustainable Living Lab I (3 units) (not offered 2017.18)
  • CEE 126B: Stanford Sustainable Living Lab II
  • EARTHSYS 138:  International Urbanization Seminar: Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Sustainable Urban Development
  • EARTHSYS 185: Feeding Nine Billion
  • ECON 52*: Economic Analysis III (Macroeconomics)
  • ECON 106*: World Food Economy
  • ECON 118: Development Economics
  • HUMBIO 118: Theory of Ecological and Environmental Anthropology
  • OSPSANTG 29: Sustainable Cities: Comparative Transportation Systems in Latin America
  • POLISCI 124A: The American West
  • URBANST 107: Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
  • URBANST 163: Land Use Control
  • URBANST 164: Sustainable Cities 

Electives

TWO additional courses at the 100-level or above are required. Electives allow students to personalize their Earth Systems curriculum by pursuing higher-level courses offered in their focus area, or by incorporating new academic perspectives. Each must be a minimum of 3 units.

Track Updated 7/2017