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Foundations & Breadth:

BIO 41 or BIO 43 or 43H or BIO 101 or EARTHSYS 30 (previously EARTHSYS 5) or HUMBIO 2A & 2B or EARTHSYS 116
CHEM 31A & 31B or 31X
ECON 1, 50
ECON 155
GES 1A, B, or C or GES 4 or EARTHSYS 117
MATH 19, 20, 21 or 41, 42
MATH 51 or CME 100
PHYSICS: One physics class, either from the 20 or 40 series (speak with program staff for advice on choosing the appropriate course)
STATS: BIO 174H or ECON 102A or STATS 110 or 116 or 141 (econometrics strongly recommended)
EARTHSYS 210A, B, or C (Senior Seminar)
EARTHSYS 260 (Internship)
WIM: EARTHSYS 195, EARTHSYS 200, 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, 195/200) 


Choose 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 *. Six track courses and two electives (eight total) are required for the Anthrosphere track. All track courses and electives must be taken for a letter grade. 

Economics and Environmental Policy:

ECON 51: Economic Analysis II
ECON 102B*: Introduction to Econometrics  
ECON 150: Economic Policy Analysis
ECON 154: Economics of Legal Rules and Institutions
EARTHSYS 175: California Coast: Law, Science, and Policy
MS&E 197: Ethics and Public 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)
ENGR 231: Transformative Design
MS&E 180: Organizational Behavior and Management
MS&E 264: Sustainable Product Development and Manufacturing
MS&E 277: Creativity and Innovation
ME 206A: Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability
ME 221: Green Design Strategies and Metrics
ME 222: Design for Sustainability
ME 377 Design Thinking Bootcamp
URBANST 132*: Concepts and Analytic Skills for the Social Sector
URBANST 133: Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory

Sustainable Development:

ANTHRO 161: Human Behavioral Ecology
ANTHRO 162: Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Problems
ANTHRO 343: Culture as Commodity
ANTHRO 349: Anthropology of Capitalism
BIO 102: Demography: Health, Development, Environment
CEE 124: Sustainable Development Studio (3+ units)
EARTHSYS 142A: Negotiating Sustainable Development
ECON 52*: Economic Analysis III (Macroeconomics)
ECON 106*: World Food Economy
ECON 118: Development Economics
HUMBIO 118: Theory of Ecological and Environmental Anthropology
POLISCI 140: Political Economy of Development
POLISCI 143: Nongovernmental Organizations and Development in Poor Countries
POLISCI 337T: Designing Liberation Technology
URBANST 163: Land Use Control

Electives: TWO are necessary to meet degree requirements. 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 8/2014