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Stanford has a wide range of energy courses. To find a class by topic, use the drop-down list to select the focus area or sub-category and link directly to the detail for each course in Explore Courses.

Also, check out a couple new energy courses:

We hope to see you at the weekly cross-campus Energy Seminar on Mondays during the academic year at 4:15-5:15 in NVIDIA Auditorium. Students may take the Energy Seminar for credit or drop in for talks of interest. For more information, visit the Energy Seminar Website

For lifelong learners, the Stanford Center for Professional Development offers an Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Certificate.

If you notice any omissions or inaccuracies in the listing please email:  precourt_institute@stanford.edu. Thank you.

2013 - 2014 Academic Year

Department Course Code Course Title Description General Education Requirement(s)
AA 116N Electric Automobiles and Aircraft

Transportation accounts for nearly one-third of American energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and three-quarters of American oil consumption. It has crucial impacts on climate change, air...

GER:DBEngrAppSci
ANTHRO 90C Theory of Ecological and Environmental Anthropology (HUMBIO 118) Dynamics of culturally inherited human behavior and its relationship to social and physical environments. Topics include a history of ecological approaches in anthropology, subsistence ecology,... GER:DB-SocSci
ANTHRO 147 Nature, Culture, Heritage (ANTHRO 247) Seminar. Shared histories of natural and cultural heritage and their subsequent trajectories into the present. How thought about archaeological sites and natural landscapes have undergone... GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
ANTHRO 177 Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases (ANTHRO 277, HUMBIO 114) The changing epidemiological environment. How human-induced environmental changes, such as global warming, deforestation and land-use conversion, urbanization, international commerce, and human... GER:DB-SocSci
ANTHRO 247 Nature, Culture, Heritage (ANTHRO 147) Seminar. Shared histories of natural and cultural heritage and their subsequent trajectories into the present. How thought about archaeological sites and natural landscapes have undergone...
APPPHYS 79N Energy Options for the 21st Century Preference to freshmen. Choices for meeting the future energy needs of the U.S. and the world. Basic physics of energy sources, technologies that might be employed, and related public policy issues.... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
APPPHYS 205 Introduction to Biophysics (BIO 126, BIO 226) Core course appropriate for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students with prior knowledge of calculus and a college physics course. Introduction to how physical principles offer insights...
APPPHYS 272 Solid State Physics (PHYSICS 172) Introduction to the properties of solids. Crystal structures and bonding in materials. Momentum-space analysis and diffraction probes. Lattice dynamics, phonon theory and measurements, thermal...
APPPHYS 273 Solid State Physics II Introduction to the many-body aspects of crystalline solids. Second quantization of phonons, anharmonic effects, polaritons, and scattering theory. Second quantization of Fermi fields. Electrons in...
APPPHYS 324 Introduction to Accelerator Physics Physics of particle beams in linear and circular accelerators. Transverse beam dynamics, acceleration, longitudinal beam dynamics, synchrotron radiation, free electron lasers, collective...
BIO 15N Environmental Literacy Preference to freshmen. Lack of public understanding of the details of most environmental problems is cited as a cause of environmental deterioration. Good citizenship requires literacy about the... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
BIO 20N Learning Creativity in Biology through Finding a Good Problem and Searching for Innovative Solutions This course will explore how we can learn to be creative in biology. Examples of interesting problems include energy limitation, food security, species conservation and climate change. Once we agree...
BIO 33N Conservation Science and Practice Preference to freshmen. Interdisciplinary. The science and art of conservation today. The forces that are driving change in Earth's atmosphere, lands, waters, and variety of life forms. Which... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
BIO 101 Ecology The principles of ecology. Topics: interactions of organisms with their environment, dynamics of populations, species interactions, structure and dynamics of ecological communities, biodiversity.... GER: DB-NatSci
BIO 102 Demography: Health, Development, Environment (HUMBIO 119) Demographic methods and their application to understanding and projecting changes in human infant, child, and adult mortality and health, fertility, population, sex ratios, and demographic... GER:DB-SocSci
BIO 126 Introduction to Biophysics (APPPHYS 205, BIO 226) Core course appropriate for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students with prior knowledge of calculus and a college physics course. Introduction to how physical principles offer insights...
BIO 144 Conservation Biology: A Latin American Perspective (BIO 234, HUMBIO 112) Principles and application of the science of preserving biological diversity. Conceptually, this course is designed to explore 4 major components relevant to the conservation of biodiversity, as... GER: DB-NatSci
BIO 147 Controlling Climate Change in the 21st Century (BIO 247, EARTHSYS 247, HUMBIO 116) Climate change is a global environmental, social, cultural and economic challenge. Responding to this challenge requires a paradigm shift which will alter energy production, transport, industry,... GER: DB-NatSci
BIO 188 Biochemistry I (BIO 288, CHEM 181, CHEMENG 181, CHEMENG 281) (CHEMENG offerings formerly listed as 188/288.) Chemistry of major families of biomolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and cofactors. Structural and mechanistic... GER: DB-NatSci
BIO 189 Biochemistry II (BIO 289, CHEM 183, CHEMENG 183, CHEMENG 283) Focus on metabolic biochemistry: the study of chemical reactions that provide the cell with the energy and raw materials necessary for life. Topics include glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, the citric... GER: DB-NatSci
BIO 226 Introduction to Biophysics (APPPHYS 205, BIO 126) Core course appropriate for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students with prior knowledge of calculus and a college physics course. Introduction to how physical principles offer insights...
BIO 247 Controlling Climate Change in the 21st Century (BIO 147, EARTHSYS 247, HUMBIO 116) Climate change is a global environmental, social, cultural and economic challenge. Responding to this challenge requires a paradigm shift which will alter energy production, transport, industry,...
BIO 288 Biochemistry I (BIO 188, CHEM 181, CHEMENG 181, CHEMENG 281) (CHEMENG offerings formerly listed as 188/288.) Chemistry of major families of biomolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and cofactors. Structural and mechanistic...
BIO 289 Biochemistry II (BIO 189, CHEM 183, CHEMENG 183, CHEMENG 283) Focus on metabolic biochemistry: the study of chemical reactions that provide the cell with the energy and raw materials necessary for life. Topics include glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, the citric...
BIO 13N Environmental Problems and Solutions Preference to freshmen. Students do independent investigations of current environmental problems, analyzing differing views of them and discussing possible solutions. Each student gives seminar... GER: DB-NatSci
CEE 10 Introduction to the Civil & Environmental Engineering Majors Open to freshman and sophomores; limited enrollment. Overview of undergraduate majors and possible career paths in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Atmosphere/Energy, and Architectural...
CEE 13SC Energizing a Sustainable Future The economic advancement, social equity, and planet earth habitat of your and future generations depend in major part on preparing for sustainable supply and efficient use of energy. The objective...
CEE 63 Weather and Storms (CEE 263C) Daily and severe weather and global climate. Topics: structure and composition of the atmosphere, fog and cloud formation, rainfall, local winds, wind energy, global circulation, jet streams, high... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
CEE 64 Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions (CEE 263D) Survey of Survey of air pollution and global warming and their renewable energy solutions. Topics: evolution of the Earth's atmosphere, history of discovery of chemicals in the air, bases and... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
CEE 70 Environmental Science and Technology (ENGR 90) Introduction to environmental quality and the technical background necessary for understanding environmental issues, controlling environmental degradation, and preserving air and water quality.... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR
CEE 100 Managing Sustainable Building Projects Managing the life cycle of buildings from the owner, designer, and contractor perspectives emphasizing sustainability goals; methods to define, communicate, coordinate, and manage multidisciplinary... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 101B Mechanics of Fluids Physical properties of fluids and their effect on flow behavior; equations of motion for incompressible ideal flow, including the special case of hydrostatics; continuity, energy, and momentum... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 109 Creating a Green Student Workforce to Help Implement Stanford's Sustainability Vision (EARTHSYS 109, ENVRINST 109) Examination of program-based local actions that promote resource resource conservation and an educational environment for sustainability. Examination of building-level actions that contribute to...
CEE 115 Goals and Methods of Sustainable Building Projects (CEE 215) (Graduate students register for 215.) Goals related to sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and economic and social...
CEE 124 Sustainable Development Studio (Graduate students register for 224A.) Project-based. Sustainable design, development, use and evolution of buildings; connections of building systems to broader resource systems. Areas include...
CEE 129 Climate Change Adaptation for Seaports: Engineering and Policy for a Sustainable Future (CEE 229) Interdisciplinary. Exploration of impacts of climate change on coastal ports and harbors around the world. The research team will utilize a broad range of tools to assess the engineering,...
CEE 129S Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Built Environment (CEE 229S) How will climate change impact coastal ports and harbors around the world? Leading experts discuss the latest science, policy, and engineering research on this important issue, including the...
CEE 136 Green Architecture (CEE 236) Preference to Architectural Design and CEE majors; others by consent of instructor. An architectural design studio exploring green design and green design processes. Initial sessions develop a... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 141A Infrastructure Project Development (CEE 241A) Infrastructure is critical to the economy, global competitiveness and quality of life. Topics include energy, transportation, water, public facilities, and communications sectors. Analysis of the...
CEE 141B Infrastructure Project Delivery (CEE 241B) Infrastructure is critical to the economy, global competitiveness and quality of life. Topics include energy, transportation, water, public facilities ,and communications sectors. Analysis of how...
CEE 141C Global Infrastructure Projects Seminar (CEE 241C) Real infrastructure projects presented by industry guest speakers. Energy, transportation, water, public facilities and communications projects are featured. Course provides comparisons of project...
CEE 142A Negotiating Sustainable Development (CEE 242A, EARTHSYS 142A, EARTHSYS 242A) How to be effective at achieving sustainability by learning the skills required to negotiate differences between stakeholders who advocate for their own interests. How ecological, social, and...
CEE 155 Introduction to Sensing Networks for CEE Introduce the design and implementation of sensor networks for monitoring the built and natural environment. Emphasis on the integration of modern sensor and communication technologies, signal...
CEE 156 Building Systems (CEE 256) HVAC, lighting, and envelope systems for commercial and institutional buildings, with a focus on energy efficient design. Knowledge and skills required in the development of low-energy buildings that... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 161A Rivers, Streams, and Canals (CEE 264A) Introduction to the movement of water through natural and engineered channels, streams, and rivers. Basic equations and theory (mass, momentum, and energy equations) for steady and unsteady... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 164 Introduction to Physical Oceanography (CEE 262D, EARTHSYS 164, EESS 148) The dynamic basis of oceanography. Topics: physical environment; conservation equations for salt, heat, and momentum; geostrophic flows; wind-driven flows; the Gulf Stream; equatorial dynamics and... GER: DB-NatSci
CEE 171 Environmental Planning Methods For juniors and seniors. Use of microeconomics and mathematical optimization theory in the design of environmental regulatory programs; tradeoffs between equity and efficiency in designing... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 171E Environmental Challenges and Policies in Europe (CEE 271E) Current and future environmental challenges in Europe and related public policies in the European Union (EU). State of the European environment and human development, European environmental policy-...
CEE 172 Air Quality Management Quantitative introduction to the engineering methods used to study and seek solutions to current air quality problems. Topics: global atmospheric changes, urban sources of air pollution, indoor air... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 172A Indoor Air Quality (CEE 278C) Factors affecting the levels of air pollutants in the built indoor environment. The influence of ventilation, office equipment, floor coverings, furnishings, cleaning practices, and human activities...
CEE 172S Green House Gas Mitigation (CEE 272S) This course will introduce the main concepts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement and management, and it will explore the main mitigation options for reducing emissions or sequestering...
CEE 173A Energy Resources (CEE 207A, EARTHSYS 103) Comprehensive overview of fossil and renewable energy resources and energy efficiency. Topics covered for each resource: resource abundance, location, recovery, conversion, consumption, end-uses,... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 173C Introduction to Membrane Technology for Water / Wastewater Treatment (CEE 273C) This course equips students with a basic understanding of membrane processes and their application in the water industry. Topics covered include: introduction to membrane separation, reverse osmosis...
CEE 175A California Coast: Science, Policy, and Law (CEE 275A, EARTHSYS 175, EARTHSYS 275) Same as LAW 514. Interdisciplinary. The legal, science, and policy dimensions of managing California's coastal resources. Coastal land use and marine resource decision making. The physics,...
CEE 176A Energy Efficient Buildings Analysis and design. Thermal analysis of building envelope, heating and cooling requirements, HVAC, and building integrated PV systems. Emphasis is on residential passive solar design and solar water... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 176B Electric Power: Renewables and Efficiency Renewable and efficient electric power systems emphasizing analysis and sizing of photovoltaic arrays and wind turbines. Basic electric power generation, transmission and distribution, distributed... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 176F Energy Systems Field Trips: China Energy Systems (CEE 276F) Energy resources and policies in use and under development in China. 12-day field trip to China during Spring Break 2012. One unit for seminar and readings; one unit for field trip. Tuesday section...
CEE 177K Environmental Information Engineering (CEE 277K) The role of information technology (IT) in enabling mankind to understand its impact on the planet and balance that with improving the quality of life of a rapidly growing population. After surveying...
CEE 177P Sustainability in Theory and Practice The multidimensional concept of sustainable development. Students evaluate engineered systems using tools such as cost-benefit analysis, trade-off analysis, and lifecycle analysis. How to make...
CEE 177S Design for a Sustainable World (CEE 277S) Technology-based problems faced by developing communities worldwide. Student groups partner with organizations abroad to work on concept, feasibility, design, implementation, and evaluation phases of...
CEE 207A Energy Resources (CEE 173A, EARTHSYS 103) Comprehensive overview of fossil and renewable energy resources and energy efficiency. Topics covered for each resource: resource abundance, location, recovery, conversion, consumption, end-uses,...
CEE 215 Goals and Methods of Sustainable Building Projects (CEE 115) (Graduate students register for 215.) Goals related to sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and economic and social...
CEE 217 Renewable Energy Infrastructure Construction of renewable energy infrastructure: geothermal, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, wind, biomass. Construction and engineering challenges and related issues and drivers for performance,...
CEE 221A Planning Tools and Methods in the Power Sector This course covers the planning methods most commonly used in the power sector today. It covers both the fundamental methods used and their applications to electricity generation, transmission and...
CEE 224A Sustainable Development Studio (Undergraduates, see 124.) Project-based. Sustainable design, development, use and evolution of buildings; connections of building systems to broader resource systems. Areas include architecture,...
CEE 226 Life Cycle Assessment for Complex Systems Life cycle modeling of products, industrial processes, and infrastructure/building systems; material and energy balances for large interdependent systems; environmental accounting; and life cycle...
CEE 226E Advanced Topics in Integrated, Energy-Efficient Building Design Innovative methods and systems for the integrated design and evaluation of energy efficient buildings. Guest practitioners and researchers in energy efficient buildings. Student initiated final...
CEE 229 Climate Change Adaptation for Seaports: Engineering and Policy for a Sustainable Future (CEE 129) Interdisciplinary. Exploration of impacts of climate change on coastal ports and harbors around the world. The research team will utilize a broad range of tools to assess the engineering,...
CEE 229S Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Built Environment (CEE 129S) How will climate change impact coastal ports and harbors around the world? Leading experts discuss the latest science, policy, and engineering research on this important issue, including the...
CEE 236 Green Architecture (CEE 136) Preference to Architectural Design and CEE majors; others by consent of instructor. An architectural design studio exploring green design and green design processes. Initial sessions develop a...
CEE 241A Infrastructure Project Development (CEE 141A) Infrastructure is critical to the economy, global competitiveness and quality of life. Topics include energy, transportation, water, public facilities, and communications sectors. Analysis of the...
CEE 241B Infrastructure Project Delivery (CEE 141B) Infrastructure is critical to the economy, global competitiveness and quality of life. Topics include energy, transportation, water, public facilities ,and communications sectors. Analysis of how...
CEE 241C Global Infrastructure Projects Seminar (CEE 141C) Real infrastructure projects presented by industry guest speakers. Energy, transportation, water, public facilities and communications projects are featured. Course provides comparisons of project...
CEE 242A Negotiating Sustainable Development (CEE 142A, EARTHSYS 142A, EARTHSYS 242A) How to be effective at achieving sustainability by learning the skills required to negotiate differences between stakeholders who advocate for their own interests. How ecological, social, and...
CEE 248G Certifying Green Buildings Open to all disciplines. Goal is prepare students for the United States Green Building Council's professional accreditation exam. Basic metrics for project certification via USGBC's LEED...
CEE 256 Building Systems (CEE 156) HVAC, lighting, and envelope systems for commercial and institutional buildings, with a focus on energy efficient design. Knowledge and skills required in the development of low-energy buildings that...
CEE 260C CONTAMINANT HYDROGEOLOGY AND REACTIVE TRANSPORT (EESS 221, GES 225) Contaminant Hydrogeology and Reactive Transport. For earth scientists and engineers. Environmental, geologic, and water resource problems involving migration of contaminated groundwater through...
CEE 262B Transport and Mixing in Surface Water Flows Application of fluid mechanics to problems of pollutant transport and mixing in the water environment. Mathematical models of advection, diffusion, and dispersion. Application of theory to problems...
CEE 262D Introduction to Physical Oceanography (CEE 164, EARTHSYS 164, EESS 148) The dynamic basis of oceanography. Topics: physical environment; conservation equations for salt, heat, and momentum; geostrophic flows; wind-driven flows; the Gulf Stream; equatorial dynamics and...
CEE 262E Lakes and Reservoirs Physics and water quality dynamics in lakes and reservoirs. Implementation of physical and biogeochemical processes in 1-D models. Recommended: 262B.
CEE 263A Air Pollution Modeling The numerical modeling of urban, regional, and global air pollution focusing on gas chemistry and radiative transfer. Stratospheric, free-tropospheric, and urban chemistry. Methods for solving stiff...
CEE 263D Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions (CEE 64) Survey of Survey of air pollution and global warming and their renewable energy solutions. Topics: evolution of the Earth's atmosphere, history of discovery of chemicals in the air, bases and...
CEE 264A Rivers, Streams, and Canals (CEE 161A) Introduction to the movement of water through natural and engineered channels, streams, and rivers. Basic equations and theory (mass, momentum, and energy equations) for steady and unsteady...
CEE 271D Introduction to Wastewater Treatment Process Modeling The course will present a structured protocol for simulator application comprising project definition, data collection and reconciliation, model set-up, calibration and validation, and simulation and...
CEE 271E Environmental Challenges and Policies in Europe (CEE 171E) Current and future environmental challenges in Europe and related public policies in the European Union (EU). State of the European environment and human development, European environmental policy-...
CEE 272S Green House Gas Mitigation (CEE 172S) This course will introduce the main concepts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement and management, and it will explore the main mitigation options for reducing emissions or sequestering...
CEE 273C Introduction to Membrane Technology for Water/Wastewater Treatment Membrane separation processes focusing on their use for water and wastewater purification. Topics will include membrane types and materials; transport across and rejection by membranes; membrane...
CEE 274A Environmental Microbiology I (CHEMENG 174, CHEMENG 274) Basics of microbiology and biochemistry. The biochemical and biophysical principles of biochemical reactions, energetics, and mechanisms of energy conservation. Diversity of microbial catabolism,...
CEE 274B Microbial Bioenergy Systems (CHEMENG 456) Introduction to microbial metabolic pathways and to the pathway logic with a special focus on microbial bioenergy systems. The first part of the course emphasizes the metabolic and biochemical...
CEE 275A California Coast: Science, Policy, and Law (CEE 175A, EARTHSYS 175, EARTHSYS 275) Same as LAW 514. Interdisciplinary. The legal, science, and policy dimensions of managing California's coastal resources. Coastal land use and marine resource decision making. The physics,...
CEE 275B Process Design for Environmental Biotechnology Use of microbial bioreactors for degradation of contaminants and recovery of clean water, clean energy and/or green materials. Student teams design, operate, and analyze bioreactors and learn to...
CEE 276F Energy Systems Field Trips: China Energy Systems (CEE 176F) Energy resources and policies in use and under development in China. 12-day field trip to China during Spring Break 2012. One unit for seminar and readings; one unit for field trip. Tuesday section...
CEE 277K Environmental Information Engineering (CEE 177K) The role of information technology (IT) in enabling mankind to understand its impact on the planet and balance that with improving the quality of life of a rapidly growing population. After surveying...
CEE 277S Design for a Sustainable World (CEE 177S) Technology-based problems faced by developing communities worldwide. Student groups partner with organizations abroad to work on concept, feasibility, design, implementation, and evaluation phases of...
CEE 278A Air Pollution Fundamentals The sources and health effects of gaseous and particulate air pollutants. The influence of meteorology on pollution: temperature profiles, stability classes, inversion layers, turbulence. Atmospheric...
CEE 278C Indoor Air Quality (CEE 172A) Factors affecting the levels of air pollutants in the built indoor environment. The influence of ventilation, office equipment, floor coverings, furnishings, cleaning practices, and human activities...
CEE 301 The Energy Seminar (ENERGY 301) Interdisciplinary exploration of current energy challenges and opportunities, with talks by faculty, visitors, and students. May be repeated for credit.
CEE 272T SmartGrids and Advanced Power Systems Seminar

A series of seminar and lectures focused on power engineering. Renowned researchers from universities and national labs will deliver bi-weekly seminars on the state of the art of power system...

CEE 107S Energy Resources: Fuels and Tools (CEE 207S) Energy is a vital part of our daily lives. This course examines where that energy comes from, and the advantages and disadvantages across different fuels. Contextual analysis of energy decisions for...
CHEM 181 Biochemistry I (BIO 188, BIO 288, CHEMENG 181, CHEMENG 281) (CHEMENG offerings formerly listed as 188/288.) Chemistry of major families of biomolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and cofactors. Structural and mechanistic... GER: DB-NatSci
CHEM 183 Biochemistry II (BIO 189, BIO 289, CHEMENG 183, CHEMENG 283) Focus on metabolic biochemistry: the study of chemical reactions that provide the cell with the energy and raw materials necessary for life. Topics include glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, the citric... GER: DB-NatSci
CHEM 278B Research Progress in Physical Chemistry Required of all second- and third-year Ph.D. candidates in physical and biophysical chemistry and chemical physics. Second-year students present their research progress and plans in brief written and...
CHEMENG 25E Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use (ENGR 25E) An introduction and overview to the challenges and opportunities of energy supply and consumption. Emphasis on energy technologies where chemistry and engineering play key roles. Review of energy... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CHEMENG 35N Renewable Energy for a Sustainable World Preference to freshmen. Organized to prepare a renewable energy plan for California. Energy concepts and quantitation approaches are learned, energy needs and natural resources are assessed, and... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CHEMENG 60Q Environmental Regulation and Policy Preference to sophomores. How environmental policy is formulated in the U.S. How and what type of scientific research is incorporated into decisions. How to determine acceptable risk, the public'... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CHEMENG 120B Energy and Mass Transport General diffusive transport, heat transport by conduction, Fourier's law, conduction in composites with analogies to electrical circuits, advection-diffusion equations, forced convection,...
CHEMENG 140 Micro and Nanoscale Fabrication Engineering (CHEMENG 240) (Same as CHEMENG 140) Survey of fabrication and processing technologies in industrial sectors, such as semiconductor, biotechnology, and energy. Chemistry and transport of electronic and energy...
CHEMENG 142 Basic Principles of Heterogeneous Catalysis with Applications in Energy Transformations (CHEMENG 242) (Formerly 124/224) Introduction to heterogeneous catalysis, including models of surface reactivity, surface equilibria, kinetics of surface reactions, electronic and geometrical effects in...
CHEMENG 162 Polymers for Clean Energy and Water (CHEMENG 262) The first five weeks of this course will be devoted to the fundamental aspects of polymers necessary to understand the applications in energy and the environment. These include: polymer chain...
CHEMENG 170 Kinetics and Reactor Design Chemical kinetics, elementary reactions, mechanisms, rate-limiting steps, and quasi-steady state approximations. Ideal isothermal and non-isothermal reactors; design principles. Steady state and...
CHEMENG 174 Environmental Microbiology I (CEE 274A, CHEMENG 274) Basics of microbiology and biochemistry. The biochemical and biophysical principles of biochemical reactions, energetics, and mechanisms of energy conservation. Diversity of microbial catabolism,...
CHEMENG 181 Biochemistry I (BIO 188, BIO 288, CHEM 181, CHEMENG 281) (CHEMENG offerings formerly listed as 188/288.) Chemistry of major families of biomolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and cofactors. Structural and mechanistic... GER: DB-NatSci
CHEMENG 183 Biochemistry II (BIO 189, BIO 289, CHEM 183, CHEMENG 283) Focus on metabolic biochemistry: the study of chemical reactions that provide the cell with the energy and raw materials necessary for life. Topics include glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, the citric... GER: DB-NatSci
CHEMENG 196 Entrepreneurship in Engineering and Science-based Industries (CHEMENG 296) Open to seniors and graduate students interested in entrepreneurship in engineering and science intensive industries such as chemical, energy, materials, bioengineering, environmental, clean-tech,...
CHEMENG 240 Micro and Nanoscale Fabrication Engineering (CHEMENG 140) (Same as CHEMENG 140) Survey of fabrication and processing technologies in industrial sectors, such as semiconductor, biotechnology, and energy. Chemistry and transport of electronic and energy...
CHEMENG 262 Polymers for Clean Energy and Water (CHEMENG 162) The first five weeks of this course will be devoted to the fundamental aspects of polymers necessary to understand the applications in energy and the environment. These include: polymer chain...
CHEMENG 274 Environmental Microbiology I (CEE 274A, CHEMENG 174) Basics of microbiology and biochemistry. The biochemical and biophysical principles of biochemical reactions, energetics, and mechanisms of energy conservation. Diversity of microbial catabolism,...
CHEMENG 283 Biochemistry II (BIO 189, BIO 289, CHEM 183, CHEMENG 183) Focus on metabolic biochemistry: the study of chemical reactions that provide the cell with the energy and raw materials necessary for life. Topics include glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, the citric...
CHEMENG 296 Entrepreneurship in Engineering and Science-based Industries (CHEMENG 196) Open to seniors and graduate students interested in entrepreneurship in engineering and science intensive industries such as chemical, energy, materials, bioengineering, environmental, clean-tech,...
CHEMENG 432 Electrochemical Energy Conversion Electrochemistry is playing an increasingly important role in renewable energy. This course aims to cover the fundamentals of electrochemistry, and then build on that knowledge to cover applications...
CHEMENG 442 Structure and Reactivity of Solid Surfaces The structure of solid surfaces including experimental methods for determining the structure of single crystal surfaces. The adsorption of molecules on these surfaces including the thermodynamics of...
CHEMENG 456 Microbial Bioenergy Systems (CEE 274B) Introduction to microbial metabolic pathways and to the pathway logic with a special focus on microbial bioenergy systems. The first part of the course emphasizes the metabolic and biochemical...
CHEMENG 501 Special Topics in Semiconductor Processing Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.
CHEMENG 516 Special Topics in Energy and Catalysis Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.
CHEMENG 517 Special Topics in Microbial Physiology and Metabolism Recent developments and current research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.
CLASSGEN 123 Urban Sustainability: Long-Term Archaeological Perspectives (CLASSGEN 223, URBANST 115) Comparative and archaeological view of urban design and sustainability. How fast changing cities challenge human relationships with nature. Innovation and change, growth, industrial development, the...
CLASSGEN 223 Urban Sustainability: Long-Term Archaeological Perspectives (CLASSGEN 123, URBANST 115) Comparative and archaeological view of urban design and sustainability. How fast changing cities challenge human relationships with nature. Innovation and change, growth, industrial development, the...
COMM 115S Fun & Games: Motivational Design of User Experiences Various interventions are employing virtual rewards, teams, and badges to incentivize real world behavior ranging from commercial purchases to reductions in home energy use. These are examples of...
COMM 164 The Psychology of Communication About Politics in America (COMM 264, POLISCI 224L, PSYCH 170) Focus is on how politicians and government learn what Americans want and how the public's preferences shape government action; how surveys measure beliefs, preferences, and experiences; how poll... WAY-SI
COMM 165N Cars: Past, Present, and Future Focus on the past, present and future of the automobile, bridging the Humanities, Social Sciences, Design, and Engineering. Focus on the human experiences of designing, making, driving, being driven...
COMM 168 Experimental Research in Advanced User Interfaces (COMM 268, COMM 368, ME 468) Project-based course involves small (3-4) person teams going through all parts of the experimental process: question generation, experiment design, running, and data analysis. Each team creates an... WAY-SI
COMM 172 Media Psychology (COMM 272) (Graduate students register for COMM 272.) The literature related to psychological processing and the effects of media. Topics: unconscious processing; picture perception; attention and memory;... GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
COMM 177C Specialized Writing and Reporting: Environmental Journalism (COMM 277C, EARTHSYS 177C, ENVRES 277C) (Graduate students register for COMM / ENVRES 277C.) Practical, collaborative, writing-intensive course in science-based environmental journalism. Science and journalism students learn how to...
COMM 264 The Psychology of Communication About Politics in America (COMM 164, POLISCI 224L, PSYCH 170) Focus is on how politicians and government learn what Americans want and how the public's preferences shape government action; how surveys measure beliefs, preferences, and experiences; how poll...
COMM 268 Experimental Research in Advanced User Interfaces (COMM 168, COMM 368, ME 468) Project-based course involves small (3-4) person teams going through all parts of the experimental process: question generation, experiment design, running, and data analysis. Each team creates an...
COMM 272 Media Psychology (COMM 172) (Graduate students register for COMM 272.) The literature related to psychological processing and the effects of media. Topics: unconscious processing; picture perception; attention and memory;...
COMM 277C Specialized Writing and Reporting: Environmental Journalism (COMM 177C, EARTHSYS 177C, ENVRES 277C) (Graduate students register for COMM / ENVRES 277C.) Practical, collaborative, writing-intensive course in science-based environmental journalism. Science and journalism students learn how to...
COMM 339 Questionnaire Design for Surveys and Laboratory Experiments: Social and Cognitive Perspectives (POLISCI 421K, PSYCH 231) The social and psychological processes involved in asking and answering questions via questionnaires for the social sciences; optimizing questionnaire design; open versus closed questions; rating...
COMM 368 Experimental Research in Advanced User Interfaces (COMM 168, COMM 268, ME 468) Project-based course involves small (3-4) person teams going through all parts of the experimental process: question generation, experiment design, running, and data analysis. Each team creates an...
COMM 372G Seminar in Psychological Processing Limited to Ph.D. students. Advanced topics. Prerequisite: 272 or consent of instructor.
CS 210A Software Project Experience with Corporate Partners Two-quarter project course. Focus is on real-world software development. Corporate partners seed projects with loosely defined challenges from their R&D labs; students innovate to build their own...
CS 210B Software Project Experience with Corporate Partners Continuation of CS210A. Focus is on real-world software development. Corporate partners seed projects with loosely defined challenges from their R&D labs; students innovate to build their own...
EARTHSYS 10 Introduction to Earth Systems For non-majors and prospective Earth Systems majors. Multidisciplinary approach using the principles of geology, biology, engineering, and economics to describe how the Earth operates as an... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
EARTHSYS 12SC Environmental and Geological Field Studies in the Rocky Mountains (EESS 12SC, GES 12SC) The Rocky Mountain area, ecologically and geologically diverse, is being strongly impacted by changing land-use patterns, global and regional environmental change, and societal demands for energy and...
EARTHSYS 18 Promoting Sustainability Behavior Change at Stanford Stanford Green Living Council training course. Effective strategies for enacting sustainable behavior change on campus. Community-based social marketing, psychology, behavioral economics, education,...
EARTHSYS 41N The Global Warming Paradox (EESS 41N) Preference to freshman. Focus is on the complex climate challenges posed by the substantial benefits of energy consumption, including the critical tension between the enormous global demand for... WAY-SMA
EARTHSYS 70 How the Earth Works: Physics for Earth and Environmental Scientists

How do tsunamis form? What drives a hurricane? How are environmental pollutants transported? Introduction to the study of motion, forces, waves, and electromagnetism from the perspective of Earth...

EARTHSYS 101 Energy and the Environment (ENERGY 101) Energy use in modern society and the consequences of current and future energy use patterns. Case studies illustrate resource estimation, engineering analysis of energy systems, and options for... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA
EARTHSYS 102 Renewable Energy Sources and Greener Energy Processes (ENERGY 102) The energy sources that power society are rooted in fossil energy although energy from the core of the Earth and the sun is almost inexhaustible; but the rate at which energy can be drawn from them... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
EARTHSYS 103 Energy Resources (CEE 173A, CEE 207A) Comprehensive overview of fossil and renewable energy resources and energy efficiency. Topics covered for each resource: resource abundance, location, recovery, conversion, consumption, end-uses,... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
EARTHSYS 106 World Food Economy (ECON 106, EESS 106) The interrelationships among food, populations, resources, and economic development. The role of agricultural and rural development in achieving economic and social progress in low-income nations.... WAY-SI
EARTHSYS 109 Creating a Green Student Workforce to Help Implement Stanford's Sustainability Vision (CEE 109, ENVRINST 109) Examination of program-based local actions that promote resource resource conservation and an educational environment for sustainability. Examination of building-level actions that contribute to...
EARTHSYS 112 Human Society and Environmental Change (EESS 112, HISTORY 103D) Interdisciplinary approaches to understanding human-environment interactions with a focus on economics, policy, culture, history, and the role of the state. Prerequisite: ECON 1A WAY-SI
EARTHSYS 123 From Local to Global: Collaborations for International Environmental Education (EDUC 122X) A collaboration with three universities in Africa. Discourse and debate using Internet and mobile technology interactions. Topics include the global environment, climate change, sustainable...
EARTHSYS 124 Environmental Justice: Local, National, and International Dimensions (EARTHSYS 224) Focus is on whether minorities and low income citizens suffer disproportionate environmental and health impacts resulting from government and corporate decision making in contexts such as the siting...
EARTHSYS 132 Energy and Climate Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere (EARTHSYS 232, INTNLREL 146A, IPS 263) Current political dynamics in major western hemisphere fossil fuel producers in N. America, the Andean region, the Southern Cone of S. America, and Trinidad and Tobago. The potential for developing...
EARTHSYS 142A Negotiating Sustainable Development (CEE 142A, CEE 242A, EARTHSYS 242A) How to be effective at achieving sustainability by learning the skills required to negotiate differences between stakeholders who advocate for their own interests. How ecological, social, and...
EARTHSYS 146A Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 246A, EESS 146A, EESS 246A, GEOPHYS 146A, GEOPHYS 246A) Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance,...
EARTHSYS 147 Controlling Climate Change in the 21st Century (BIO 147, BIO 247, EARTHSYS 247, HUMBIO 116) Climate change is a global environmental, social, cultural and economic challenge. Responding to this challenge requires a paradigm shift which will alter energy production, transport, industry,... GER:DBNatSci
EARTHSYS 155 Science of Soils (EESS 155) Physical, chemical, and biological processes within soil systems. Emphasis is on factors governing nutrient availability, plant growth and production, land-resource management, and pollution within... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
EARTHSYS 156M Marine Resource Economics and Conservation (ECON 156, HUMBIO 111M) Economic and ecological frameworks to understand the causes of and potential solutions to marine resource degradation. Focus on conservation of marine biodiversity and ecosystem-based management.... WAY-SI
EARTHSYS 161 Statistical Methods for the Earth and Environmental Sciences: Geostatistics (EESS 161, ENERGY 161) Statistical analysis and graphical display of data, common distribution models, sampling, and regression. The variogram as a tool for modeling spatial correlation; variogram estimation and modeling;... GER: DB-NatSci
EARTHSYS 164 Introduction to Physical Oceanography (CEE 164, CEE 262D, EESS 148) The dynamic basis of oceanography. Topics: physical environment; conservation equations for salt, heat, and momentum; geostrophic flows; wind-driven flows; the Gulf Stream; equatorial dynamics and... GER: DB-NatSci
EARTHSYS 175 California Coast: Science, Policy, and Law (CEE 175A, CEE 275A, EARTHSYS 275) Same as LAW 514. Interdisciplinary. The legal, science, and policy dimensions of managing California's coastal resources. Coastal land use and marine resource decision making. The physics,...
EARTHSYS 188 Social and Environmental Tradeoffs in Climate Decision-Making (EARTHSYS 288) How can we ensure that measures taken to mitigate global climate change don¿t create larger social and environmental problems? What metrics should be used to compare potential climate solutions...
EARTHSYS 200 Sustaining Action: Research, Analysis and Writing for the Public (ENVRES 200) Preference to graduate students and senior undergraduates in environmental, natural and social sciences, engineering, journalism. Students help produce and publish SAGE, an eco advice column, by... WAY-CE
EARTHSYS 224 Environmental Justice: Local, National, and International Dimensions (EARTHSYS 124) Focus is on whether minorities and low income citizens suffer disproportionate environmental and health impacts resulting from government and corporate decision making in contexts such as the siting...
EARTHSYS 232 Energy and Climate Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere (EARTHSYS 132, INTNLREL 146A, IPS 263) Current political dynamics in major western hemisphere fossil fuel producers in N. America, the Andean region, the Southern Cone of S. America, and Trinidad and Tobago. The potential for developing...
EARTHSYS 242A Negotiating Sustainable Development (CEE 142A, CEE 242A, EARTHSYS 142A) How to be effective at achieving sustainability by learning the skills required to negotiate differences between stakeholders who advocate for their own interests. How ecological, social, and...
EARTHSYS 246A Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 146A, EESS 146A, EESS 246A, GEOPHYS 146A, GEOPHYS 246A) Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance,...
EARTHSYS 247 Controlling Climate Change in the 21st Century (BIO 147, BIO 247, HUMBIO 116) Climate change is a global environmental, social, cultural and economic challenge. Responding to this challenge requires a paradigm shift which will alter energy production, transport, industry,...
EARTHSYS 275 California Coast: Science, Policy, and Law (CEE 175A, CEE 275A, EARTHSYS 175) Same as LAW 514. Interdisciplinary. The legal, science, and policy dimensions of managing California's coastal resources. Coastal land use and marine resource decision making. The physics,...
EARTHSYS 288 Social and Environmental Tradeoffs in Climate Decision-Making (EARTHSYS 188) How can we ensure that measures taken to mitigate global climate change don¿t create larger social and environmental problems? What metrics should be used to compare potential climate solutions...
ECON 17N Energy, the Environment, and the Economy Examines the intimate relationship between environmental quality and the production and consumption of energy. Assesses the economics efficiency and political economy implications of a number of... WAY-SI
ECON 106 World Food Economy (EARTHSYS 106, EESS 106) The interrelationships among food, populations, resources, and economic development. The role of agricultural and rural development in achieving economic and social progress in low-income nations.... WAY-SI
ECON 155 Environmental Economics and Policy Economic sources of environmental problems and alternative policies for dealing with them (technology standards, emissions taxes, and marketable pollution permits). Evaluation of policies addressing... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SI
ECON 156 Marine Resource Economics and Conservation (EARTHSYS 156M, HUMBIO 111M) Economic and ecological frameworks to understand the causes of and potential solutions to marine resource degradation. Focus on conservation of marine biodiversity and ecosystem-based management.... WAY-SI
ECON 158 Regulatory Economics The history, economics, and legal background of the institutions under which U.S. industry is subject to government control. Topics: economics and practice of public utility regulation in the... WAY-SI
ECON 250 Environmental Economics Theoretical and empirical analysis of sources of and solutions to environmental problems, with application to local pollution challenges and global environmental issues such as climate change. Topics...
ECON 251 Natural Resource and Energy Economics Management and provision non-renewable and renewable natural resources, with considerable attention to energy provision and use. Topics include: fisheries problems and policy; energy industry market...
EDUC 122X From Local to Global: Collaborations for International Environmental Education (EARTHSYS 123) A collaboration with three universities in Africa. Discourse and debate using Internet and mobile technology interactions. Topics include the global environment, climate change, sustainable...
EE 41 Physics of Electrical Engineering (ENGR 40P) How everything from electrostatics to quantum mechanics is used in common high-technology products. Electrostatics are critical in micro-mechanical systems used in many sensors and displays, and... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-FR, WAY-SMA
EE 141 Engineering Electromagnetics Lumped versus distributed circuits. Transient response of transmission lines with resistive and reactive loads. Reflection, transmission, attenuation and dispersion. Steady-state waves on... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-FR, WAY-SMA
EE 151 Sustainable Energy Systems Energy demand is expected to grow by 30% by 2025, while at the same time the European Union is demanding a carbon footprint at 1990 levels. We examine energy flow in the US and Europe, and deduce...
EE 152 Green Electronics Many green technologies including hybrid cars, photovoltaic energy systems, efficient power supplies, and energy-conserving control systems have at their heart intelligent, high-power electronics....
EE 228 Basic Physics for Solid State Electronics Topics: energy band theory of solids, energy bandgap engineering, classical kinetic theory, statistical mechanics, and equilibrium and non-equilibrium semiconductor statistics. Prerequisite: course...
EE 237 Solar Energy Conversion Basics of solar energy conversion in photovoltaic devices. Solar cell device physics: electrical and optical. Crystalline silicon, thin film and multi-junction solar cells. Solar system issues...
EE 292J Power Electronics All electronics need power from somewhere, which means the applications of power electronics are everywhere. In this practical introduction to power electronics we discuss both power conversion...
EE 292K Intelligent Energy Projects Energy systems must have the intelligence to cope with rapid changes in energy supply, demand, distribution, and storage. This course is a project course focusing on a selected areas of intelligent...
EE 293B Fundamentals of Energy Processes (ENERGY 293B) For seniors and graduate students. Covers scientific and engineering fundamentals of renewable energy processes involving heat. Thermodynamics, heat engines, solar thermal, geothermal, biomass....
EE 392N INTELLIGENT ENERGY SYSTEMS The key systems engineering steps for design of automated systems in application to of existing and future intelligent energy systems. Existing design approaches and practices for the energy systems...
EE 402A Topics in International Technology Management Theme for Autumn 2013 is ¿New Value Chains and the Rise of Open Innovation in Asia.¿ This series examines the impact of new technologies on industry value chains, e.g. EVs in the automobile industry...
EEES 400 Research in Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences May be repeated for credit.
EESS 12SC Environmental and Geological Field Studies in the Rocky Mountains (EARTHSYS 12SC, GES 12SC) The Rocky Mountain area, ecologically and geologically diverse, is being strongly impacted by changing land-use patterns, global and regional environmental change, and societal demands for energy and...
EESS 37N Climate Change: Science & Society (EARTHSYS 37N) Preference to freshmen. How and why do greenhouse gases cause climate to change? How will a changing climate affect humans and natural ecosystems? What can we do to prevent climate change and better... GER: DB-NatSci
EESS 39N The Carbon Cycle: Reducing Your Impact (EARTHSYS 39N) Preference to freshmen. Changes in the long- and short-term carbon cycle and global climate through the burning of fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution. How people can shrink their carbon... GER: DB-NatSci
EESS 41N The Global Warming Paradox (EARTHSYS 41N) Preference to freshman. Focus is on the complex climate challenges posed by the substantial benefits of energy consumption, including the critical tension between the enormous global demand for... WAY-SMA
EESS 106 World Food Economy (EARTHSYS 106, ECON 106) The interrelationships among food, populations, resources, and economic development. The role of agricultural and rural development in achieving economic and social progress in low-income nations.... WAY-SI
EESS 112 Human Society and Environmental Change (EARTHSYS 112, HISTORY 103D) Interdisciplinary approaches to understanding human-environment interactions with a focus on economics, policy, culture, history, and the role of the state. Prerequisite: ECON 1A WAY-SI
EESS 146A Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 146A, EARTHSYS 246A, EESS 246A, GEOPHYS 146A, GEOPHYS 246A) Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance,...
EESS 148 Introduction to Physical Oceanography (CEE 164, CEE 262D, EARTHSYS 164) The dynamic basis of oceanography. Topics: physical environment; conservation equations for salt, heat, and momentum; geostrophic flows; wind-driven flows; the Gulf Stream; equatorial dynamics and... GER: DB-NatSci
EESS 155 Science of Soils (EARTHSYS 155) Physical, chemical, and biological processes within soil systems. Emphasis is on factors governing nutrient availability, plant growth and production, land-resource management, and pollution within... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
EESS 161 Statistical Methods for the Earth and Environmental Sciences: Geostatistics (EARTHSYS 161, ENERGY 161) Statistical analysis and graphical display of data, common distribution models, sampling, and regression. The variogram as a tool for modeling spatial correlation; variogram estimation and modeling;... GER: DB-NatSci
EESS 215 Earth System Dynamics This is a graduate level course that examines the dynamics of the Earth System from an integrated perspective. Lectures introduce the physical, biogeochemical, ecological, and human dimensions of the...
EESS 221 CONTAMINANT HYDROGEOLOGY AND REACTIVE TRANSPORT (CEE 260C, GES 225) Contaminant Hydrogeology and Reactive Transport. For earth scientists and engineers. Environmental, geologic, and water resource problems involving migration of contaminated groundwater through...
EESS 246A Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 146A, EARTHSYS 246A, EESS 146A, GEOPHYS 146A, GEOPHYS 246A) Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance,...
EESS 259 Environmental Microbial Genomics The application of molecular and environmental genomic approaches to the study of biogeochemically-important microorganisms in the environment without the need for cultivation. Emphasis is on genomic...
ENERGY 24 Making Molehills out of Mountains: Energy and Development in Appalachia Preparation for Alternative Spring Break trip to examine the past, present, and future role of energy in Appalachia. Positive and negative impacts of energy production; meetings with energy industry...
ENERGY 101 Energy and the Environment (EARTHSYS 101) Energy use in modern society and the consequences of current and future energy use patterns. Case studies illustrate resource estimation, engineering analysis of energy systems, and options for... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA
ENERGY 101A Energizing California A weekend field trip featuring renewable and nonrenewable energy installations in Northern California. Tour geothermal, bioenergy, and natural gas field sites with expert guides from the Department...
ENERGY 102 Renewable Energy Sources and Greener Energy Processes (EARTHSYS 102) The energy sources that power society are rooted in fossil energy although energy from the core of the Earth and the sun is almost inexhaustible; but the rate at which energy can be drawn from them... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
ENERGY 104 Transition to sustainable energy systems This course explores the transition to a sustainable energy system at large scales (national and global), and over long time periods (decades). Explores the drivers of global energy demand and the... WAY-AQR
ENERGY 120 Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering (ENGR 120) Lectures, problems, field trip. Engineering topics in petroleum recovery; origin, discovery, and development of oil and gas. Chemical, physical, and thermodynamic properties of oil and natural gas.... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-FR, WAY-SMA
ENERGY 120A Flow Through Porous Media Laboratory Laboratory measurements of permeability and porosity in rocks. Applications to subsurface fluid mechanics. Course is intended as an accompaniment to Energy 120.
ENERGY 121 Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow (ENERGY 221) Multiphase flow in porous media. Wettability, capillary pressure, imbibition and drainage, Leverett J-function, transition zone, vertical equilibrium. Relative permeabilities, Darcy's law for... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
ENERGY 125 Modeling and Simulation for Geoscientists and Engineers Hands-on. Topics include deterministic and statistical modeling applied to problems such as flow in the subsurface, atmospheric pollution, biological populations, wave propagation, and crustal...
ENERGY 130 Well Log Analysis I For earth scientists and engineers. Interdisciplinary, providing a practical understanding of the interpretation of well logs. Lectures, problem sets using real field examples: methods for evaluating...
ENERGY 141 Seismic Reservoir Characterization (ENERGY 241, GEOPHYS 241A) (Same as GP241) Practical methods for quantitative characterization and uncertainty assessment of subsurface reservoir models integrating well-log and seismic data. Multidisciplinary combination of...
ENERGY 146 Reservoir Characterization and Flow Modeling with Outcrop Data (ENERGY 246, GES 246) Project addressing a reservoir management problem by studying an outcrop analog, constructing geostatistical reservoir models, and performing flow simulation. How to use outcrop observations in...
ENERGY 153 Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ENERGY 253) CO2 separation from syngas and flue gas for gasification and combustion processes. Transportation of CO2 in pipelines and sequestration in deep underground geological formations. Pipeline...
ENERGY 154 Energy in Transition: Technology, Policy and Politics The $6 trillion dollar global energy sector is in the midst of change; increasing global demand, retiring energy assets, and abundant technology choices are creating an atmosphere of commercial...
ENERGY 155 Undergraduate Report on Energy Industry Training On-the-job practical training under the guidance of on-site supervisors. Required report detailing work activities, problems, assignments and key results. Prerequisite: written consent of instructor.
ENERGY 160 Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences (ENERGY 260) Whether Earth Science modeling is performed on a local, regional or global scale, for scientific or engineering purposes, uncertainty is inherently present due to lack of data and lack of...
ENERGY 161 Statistical Methods for the Earth and Environmental Sciences: Geostatistics (EARTHSYS 161, EESS 161) Statistical analysis and graphical display of data, common distribution models, sampling, and regression. The variogram as a tool for modeling spatial correlation; variogram estimation and modeling;... GER: DB-NatSci
ENERGY 167 Engineering Valuation and Appraisal of Oil and Gas Wells, Facilities, and Properties (ENERGY 267) Appraisal of development and remedial work on oil and gas wells; appraisal of producing properties; estimation of productive capacity, reserves; operating costs, depletion, and depreciation; value of... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
ENERGY 171 Energy Infrastructure, Technology and Economics (ENERGY 271) Oil and gas represents more than 50% of global primary energy. In delivering energy at scale, the industry has developed global infrastructure with supporting technology that gives it enormous...
ENERGY 175 Well Test Analysis Lectures, problems. Application of solutions of unsteady flow in porous media to transient pressure analysis of oil, gas, water, and geothermal wells. Pressure buildup analysis and drawdown. Design...
ENERGY 180 Oil and Gas Production Engineering (ENERGY 280) Design and analysis of production systems for oil and gas reservoirs. Topics: well completion, single-phase and multi-phase flow in wells and gathering systems, artificial lift and field processing,... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
ENERGY 191 Optimization of Energy Systems (ENERGY 291) Introductory mathematical programming and optimization using examples from energy industries. Emphasis on problem formulation and solving, secondary coverage of algorithms. Problem topics include...
ENERGY 192 Undergraduate Teaching Experience Leading field trips, preparing lecture notes, quizzes under supervision of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
ENERGY 193 Undergraduate Research Problems Original and guided research problems with comprehensive report. May be repeated for credit.
ENERGY 194 Special Topics in Energy and Mineral Fluids May be repeated for credit.
ENERGY 199 Senior Project and Seminar in Energy Resources Individual or group capstone project in Energy Resources Engineering. Emphasis is on report preparation. May be repeated for credit.
ENERGY 201 Laboratory Measurement of Reservoir Rock Properties In this course, students will learn methods for measuring reservoir rock properties. Techniques covered include core preservation and sample preparation; Rock petrography; Interfacial tension of...
ENERGY 212 Advanced Programming for Scientists and Engineers (CME 212) Advanced topics in software programming, debugging, and performance optimization are covered. The capabilities and usage of common libraries and frameworks such as BLAS, LAPACK, FFT, PETSc, and MKL...
ENERGY 221 Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow (ENERGY 121) Multiphase flow in porous media. Wettability, capillary pressure, imbibition and drainage, Leverett J-function, transition zone, vertical equilibrium. Relative permeabilities, Darcy's law for...
ENERGY 222 Advanced Reservoir Engineering Lectures, problems. General flow equations, tensor permeabilities, steady state radial flow, skin, and succession of steady states. Injectivity during fill-up of a depleted reservoir, injectivity for...
ENERGY 223 Reservoir Simulation Fundamentals of petroleum reservoir simulation. Equations for multicomponent, multiphase flow between gridblocks comprising a petroleum reservoir. Relationships between black-oil and compositional...
ENERGY 224 Advanced Reservoir Simulation Topics include modeling of complex wells, coupling of surface facilities, compositional modeling, dual porosity models, treatment of full tensor permeability and grid nonorthogonality, local grid...
ENERGY 225 Theory of Gas Injection Processes Lectures, problems. Theory of multicomponent, multiphase flow in porous media. Miscible displacement: diffusion and dispersion, convection-dispersion equations and its solutions. Method of...
ENERGY 226 Thermal Recovery Methods Theory and practice of thermal recovery methods: steam drive, cyclic steam injections, and in situ combustion. Models of combined mass and energy transport. Estimates of heated reservoir volume and...
ENERGY 227 Enhanced Oil Recovery The physics, theories, and methods of evaluating chemical, miscible, and thermal enhanced oil recovery projects. Existing methods and screening techniques, and analytical and simulation based means...
ENERGY 230 Advanced Topics in Well Logging State of the art tools and analyses; the technology, rock physical basis, and applications of each measurement. Hands-on computer-based analyses illustrate instructional material. Guest speakers on...
ENERGY 240 Geostatistics (GES 240) Geostatistical theory and practical methodologies for quantifying and simulating spatial and spatio-temporal patterns for the Earth Sciences. Real case development of models of spatial continuity,...
ENERGY 241 Seismic Reservoir Characterization (ENERGY 141, GEOPHYS 241A) (Same as GP241) Practical methods for quantitative characterization and uncertainty assessment of subsurface reservoir models integrating well-log and seismic data. Multidisciplinary combination of...
ENERGY 242 Topics in Advanced Geostatistics (EESS 263) Conditional expectation theory and projections in Hilbert spaces; parametric versus non-parametric geostatistics; Boolean, Gaussian, fractal, indicator, and annealing approaches to stochastic imaging...
ENERGY 246 Reservoir Characterization and Flow Modeling with Outcrop Data (ENERGY 146, GES 246) Project addressing a reservoir management problem by studying an outcrop analog, constructing geostatistical reservoir models, and performing flow simulation. How to use outcrop observations in...
ENERGY 247 Stochastic Simulation Characterization and inference of statistical properties of spatial random function models; how they average over volumes, expected fluctuations, and implementation issues. Models include point...
ENERGY 251 Thermodynamics of Equilibria Lectures, problems. The volumetric behavior of fluids at high pressure. Equation of state representation of volumetric behavior. Thermodynamic functions and conditions of equilibrium, Gibbs and...
ENERGY 252 Chemical Kinetics Modeling Fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics in homogeneous and heterogeneous reaction systems from a molecular perspective. Development and application of the theory of chemical kinetics, including...
ENERGY 253 Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ENERGY 153) CO2 separation from syngas and flue gas for gasification and combustion processes. Transportation of CO2 in pipelines and sequestration in deep underground geological formations. Pipeline...
ENERGY 255 Master's Report on Energy Industry Training On-the-job training for master's degree students under the guidance of on-site supervisors. Students submit a report detailing work activities, problems, assignments, and key results. May be...
ENERGY 259 Presentation Skills For teaching assistants in Energy Resources Engineering. Five two-hour sessions in the first half of the quarter. Awareness of different learning styles, grading philosophies, fair and efficient...
ENERGY 260 Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences (ENERGY 160) Whether Earth Science modeling is performed on a local, regional or global scale, for scientific or engineering purposes, uncertainty is inherently present due to lack of data and lack of...
ENERGY 267 Engineering Valuation and Appraisal of Oil and Gas Wells, Facilities, and Properties (ENERGY 167) Appraisal of development and remedial work on oil and gas wells; appraisal of producing properties; estimation of productive capacity, reserves; operating costs, depletion, and depreciation; value of...
ENERGY 269 Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Conceptual models of heat and mass flows within geothermal reservoirs. The fundamentals of fluid/heat flow in porous media; convective/conductive regimes, dispersion of solutes, reactions in porous...
ENERGY 271 Energy Infrastructure, Technology and Economics (ENERGY 171) Oil and gas represents more than 50% of global primary energy. In delivering energy at scale, the industry has developed global infrastructure with supporting technology that gives it enormous...
ENERGY 273 Special Topics in Energy Resources Engineering
ENERGY 280 Oil and Gas Production Engineering (ENERGY 180) Design and analysis of production systems for oil and gas reservoirs. Topics: well completion, single-phase and multi-phase flow in wells and gathering systems, artificial lift and field processing,...
ENERGY 281 Applied Mathematics in Reservoir Engineering The philosophy of the solution of engineering problems. Methods of solution of partial differential equations: Laplace transforms, Fourier transforms, wavelet transforms, Green¿s functions, and...
ENERGY 284 Optimization and Inverse Modeling Treatment of deterministic and stochastic optimization, gradient-based optimization, polytopy method, generalized least squares, non-linear least squares and confidence intervals by numerical methods...
ENERGY 285A SUPRI-A Research Seminar: Enhanced Oil Recovery Focused study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current...
ENERGY 285B SUPRI-B Research Seminar: Reservoir Simulation Focused study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current...
ENERGY 285C SUPRI-C Research Seminar: Gas Injection Processes Study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current...
ENERGY 285D SUPRI-D Research Seminar: Well Test Analysis Study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current...
ENERGY 285F SCRF Research Seminar: Geostatistics and Reservoir Forecasting Study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current...
ENERGY 285G Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Research Seminar Study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current...
ENERGY 285H SUPRI-HW Research Seminar: Horizontal Well Technology

Study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current...

ENERGY 290 Numerical Modeling of Fluid Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media How to mathematically model and solve elliptic partial differential equations with variable and discontinuous coefficients describing flow in highly heterogeneous porous media. Topics include finite...
ENERGY 291 Optimization of Energy Systems (ENERGY 191) Introductory mathematical programming and optimization using examples from energy industries. Emphasis on problem formulation and solving, secondary coverage of algorithms. Problem topics include...
ENERGY 293B Fundamentals of Energy Processes (EE 293B) For seniors and graduate students. Covers scientific and engineering fundamentals of renewable energy processes involving heat. Thermodynamics, heat engines, solar thermal, geothermal, biomass....
ENERGY 295 Quantitative environmental assessment of energy systems Graduate seminar on quantitative environmental assessment of energy technologies. Assessment methods for analyzing multi-device and multi-technology energy systems (e.g., full energy production ¿...
ENERGY 301 The Energy Seminar (CEE 301) Interdisciplinary exploration of current energy challenges and opportunities, with talks by faculty, visitors, and students. May be repeated for credit.
ENERGY 355 Doctoral Report on Energy Industry Training On-the-job training for doctoral students under the guidance of on-site supervisors. Students submit a report on work activities, problems, assignments, and results. May be repeated for credit....
ENERGY 359 Teaching Experience in Energy Resources Engineering For TAs in Energy Resources Engineering. Course and lecture design and preparation; lecturing practice in small groups. Classroom teaching practice in an Energy Resources Engineering course for which...
ENERGY 360 Advanced Research Work in Energy Resources Engineering Graduate-level work in experimental, computational, or theoretical research. Special research not included in graduate degree program. May be repeated for credit.
ENERGY 361 Master's Degree Research in Energy Resources Engineering Experimental, computational, or theoretical research. Advanced technical report writing. Limited to 6 units total.nn (Staff)
ENERGY 362 Engineer's Degree Research in Energy Resources Engineering Graduate-level work in experimental, computational, or theoretical research for Engineer students. Advanced technical report writing. Limited to 15 units total, or 9 units total if 6 units of 361...
ENERGY 363 Doctoral Degree Research in Energy Resources Engineering Graduate-level work in experimental, computational, or theoretical research for Ph.D. students. Advanced technical report writing.
ENERGY 365 Special Research Topics in Energy Resources Engineering Graduate-level research work not related to report, thesis, or dissertation. May be repeated for credit.
ENERGY 369 Practical Energy Studies Students work on realistic industrial reservoir engineering problems. Focus is on optimization of production scenarios using secondary or tertiary recovery techniques. When possible, projects are...
ENERGY 801 TGR Project
ENERGY 802 TGR Dissertation
ENERGY 158 Bringing New Energy Technologies to Market: Optimizing Technology Push and Market Pull

This research-based seminar will evaluate the impact of market interventions in commercializing four segments of our energy mix: wind, ...

ENGR 20 Introduction to Chemical Engineering (CHEMENG 20) Overview of chemical engineering through discussion and engineering analysis of physical and chemical processes. Topics: overall staged separations, material and energy balances, concepts of rate... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA
ENGR 25E Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use (CHEMENG 25E) An introduction and overview to the challenges and opportunities of energy supply and consumption. Emphasis on energy technologies where chemistry and engineering play key roles. Review of energy... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
ENGR 30 Engineering Thermodynamics The basic principles of thermodynamics are introduced in this course. Concepts of energy and entropy from elementary considerations of the microscopic nature of matter are discussed. The principles... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA
ENGR 40P Physics of Electrical Engineering (EE 41) How everything from electrostatics to quantum mechanics is used in common high-technology products. Electrostatics are critical in micro-mechanical systems used in many sensors and displays, and... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-FR, WAY-SMA
ENGR 50E Introduction to Materials Science, Energy Emphasis Materials structure, bonding and atomic arrangements leading to their properties and applications. Topics include electronic, thermal and mechanical behavior; emphasizing energy related materials and... WAY-SMA
ENGR 90 Environmental Science and Technology (CEE 70) Introduction to environmental quality and the technical background necessary for understanding environmental issues, controlling environmental degradation, and preserving air and water quality.... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR
ENGR 105 Feedback Control Design Design of linear feedback control systems for command-following error, stability, and dynamic response specifications. Root-locus and frequency response design techniques. Examples from a variety of... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
ENGR 113A Solar Decathlon Open to all engineering majors. Project studio for all work related to the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition. Each student will develop a work plan for the quarter with his or her advisor and perform...
ENGR 113B Solar Decathlon Open to all engineering majors. Project studio for all work related to the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition. Each student will develop a work plan for the quarter with his or her advisor and perform...
ENGR 120 Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering (ENERGY 120) Lectures, problems, field trip. Engineering topics in petroleum recovery; origin, discovery, and development of oil and gas. Chemical, physical, and thermodynamic properties of oil and natural gas.... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-FR, WAY-SMA
ENGR 145 Technology Entrepreneurship How do you create a successful start-up? What is entrepreneurial leadership in a large firm? What are the differences between an idea and true opportunity? How does an entrepreneur form a team and... GER:DB-SocSci
ENGR 213 Solar Decathlon Open to all engineering majors. Project studio for all work related to the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition. Each student will develop a personal work plan for the quarter with his or her advisor and...
ENGR 213A Solar Decathlon Open to all engineering majors. Project studio for all work related to the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition. Each student will develop a personal work plan for the quarter with his or her advisor and...
ENGR 213B Solar Decathlon Open to all engineering majors. Project studio for all work related to the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition. Each student will develop a personal work plan for the quarter with his or her advisor and...
ENGR 213C Solar Decathlon Open to all engineering majors. Project studio for all work related to the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition. Each student will develop a personal work plan for the quarter with his or her advisor and...
ENGR 231 Transformative Design (ANTHRO 332) Project-based. How interactive technologies can be designed to encourage behavioral transformation. Topics such as self-efficacy, social support, and mechanism of cultural change in domains such as...
ENVRES 200 Sustaining Action: Research, Analysis and Writing for the Public (EARTHSYS 200) Preference to graduate students and senior undergraduates in environmental, natural and social sciences, engineering, journalism. Students help produce and publish SAGE, an eco advice column, by...
ENVRES 277C Specialized Writing and Reporting: Environmental Journalism (COMM 177C, COMM 277C, EARTHSYS 177C) (Graduate students register for COMM / ENVRES 277C.) Practical, collaborative, writing-intensive course in science-based environmental journalism. Science and journalism students learn how to...
ENVRES 310 Environmental Forum Seminar Required core course for first year E-IPER PhD students. Focus on conceptual frameworks, analytical approaches, and validity of conclusions from an interdisciplinary perspective. Participants attend...
ENVRES 330 Research Approaches for Environmental Problem Solving Required core course for first year E-IPER Ph.D. students. How to develop and implement interdisciplinary research in environment and resources. Assignments include development of research questions...
ENVRES 380 Collaborating with the Future: Launching Large Scale Sustainable Transformations (ME 380, PSYCH 380) This project-based d.school class combines Design Thinking Processes, Behavioral Sciences, and elements of Diffusion Theory. Tools and theories introduced in class will be used to structure large-...
ENVRES Potential Impacts of Highly-Innovative Emerging Technologies on Climate and the Economy (ENVRES 245) Recommended: ENERGY 102, CEE 173, CEE 207, EEARTHSYS 103 (or other energy technology background). This research seminar will evaluate the economic and greenhouse gas impacts of nascent, highly-...
ENVRES 245 Potential Impacts of Highly-Innovative Emerging Technologies on Climate and the Economy Recommended: ENERGY 102, CEE 173, CEE 207, EEARTHSYS 103 (or other energy technology background). This research seminar will evaluate the economic and greenhouse gas impacts of nascent, highly-...
ENVRINST 109 Creating a Green Student Workforce to Help Implement Stanford's Sustainability Vision (CEE 109, EARTHSYS 109) Examination of program-based local actions that promote resource resource conservation and an educational environment for sustainability. Examination of building-level actions that contribute to...
ETHICSOC 136R Introduction to Global Justice (INTNLREL 136R, PHIL 76, POLISCI 136R, POLISCI 336) Recent work in political theory on global justice. Topics include global poverty, human rights, fair trade, immigration, climate change. Do developed countries have a duty to aid developing countries... GER:DB-Hum, WAY-ER
ETHICSOC 178M Introduction to Environmental Ethics (ETHICSOC 278M, PHIL 178M, PHIL 278M, POLISCI 134L) This course examines the following ethical questions about the environment: (1) how we ought morally to relate to animals; (2) attempts to expand the circle of moral concern beyond animals to other... GER:EC-EthicReas, WAY-ER
ETHICSOC 278M Introduction to Environmental Ethics (ETHICSOC 178M, PHIL 178M, PHIL 278M, POLISCI 134L) This course examines the following ethical questions about the environment: (1) how we ought morally to relate to animals; (2) attempts to expand the circle of moral concern beyond animals to other...
GEOPHYS 146A Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 146A, EARTHSYS 246A, EESS 146A, EESS 246A, GEOPHYS 246A) Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance,...
GEOPHYS 202 Reservoir Geomechanics Basic principles of rock mechanics and the state of stress and pore pressure in sedimentary basins related to exploitation of hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoirs. Mechanisms of hydrocarbon...
GEOPHYS 222 Reflection Seismology (GEOPHYS 182) The principles of seismic reflection profiling, focusing on methods of seismic data acquisition and seismic data processing for hydrocarbon exploration.
GEOPHYS 223 Reflection Seismology Interpretation (GEOPHYS 183, GES 223) The structural and stratigraphic interpretation of seismic reflection data, emphasizing hydrocarbon traps in two and three dimensions on industry data, including workstation-based interpretation....
GEOPHYS 224 Seismic Reflection Processing Workshop in computer processing of 2D and 3D seismic reflection data. Students individually process a seismic reflection profile (of their own choice or instructor-provided) from field recordings to...
GEOPHYS 241A Seismic Reservoir Characterization (ENERGY 141, ENERGY 241) (Same as GP241) Practical methods for quantitative characterization and uncertainty assessment of subsurface reservoir models integrating well-log and seismic data. Multidisciplinary combination of...
GEOPHYS 246A Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 146A, EARTHSYS 246A, EESS 146A, EESS 246A, GEOPHYS 146A) Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance,...
GEOPHYS 255 Report on Energy Industry Training On-the-job-training for master's and doctoral degree students under the guidance of on-site supervisors. Students submit a report detailing work activities, problems, assignment, and key results...
GES 50Q The Coastal Zone Environment Preference to sophomores. The oceanographic, geological, and biological character of coastal zone environments, including continental shelves, estuaries, and coastal wetlands, with emphasis on San... GER: DB-NatSci
GES 120 Planetary and Early Biological Evolution Seminar (GES 220) Interdisciplinary. For upper division science undergraduates and graduate students. Synthesis of biology, geology, physics, and chemistry. Recent approaches for identifying traces of past life on...
GES 171 Geochemical Thermodynamics Introduction to the application of chemical principles and concepts to geologic systems. The chemical behavior of fluids, minerals, and gases using simple equilibrium approaches to modeling the... GER: DB-NatSci
GES 185 Volcanology For juniors, seniors, and beginning graduate students in earth sciences. Eruptive processes that create volcanic deposits and landforms; relation to physical properties of magmas. Volcanic hazards... GER: DB-NatSci
GES 224 Modeling Transport and Transformations in the Environment An introduction to geochemical and reactive transport modeling using Geochemist's Workbench and other appropriate models. Working knowledge of geochemical and hydrologic principles is assumed....
GES 246 Reservoir Characterization and Flow Modeling with Outcrop Data (ENERGY 146, ENERGY 246) Project addressing a reservoir management problem by studying an outcrop analog, constructing geostatistical reservoir models, and performing flow simulation. How to use outcrop observations in...
GES 253 Petroleum Geology and Exploration The origin and occurrence of hydrocarbons. Topics: thermal maturation history in hydrocarbon generation, significance of sedimentary and tectonic structural setting, principles of accumulation, and...
GES 262 Thermodynamics and Disorder in Minerals and Melts The thermodynamic properties of crystalline, glassy, and molten silicates and oxides in light of microscopic information about short range structure and ordering. Measurements of bulk properties such...
GES 267 Solution-Mineral Equilibria: Theory Procedures for calculating and evaluating the thermodynamic properties of reversible and irreversible reactions among rock-forming minerals and aqueous solutions in geologic systems. Emphasis is on...
GES 12SC Environmental and Geological Field Studies in the Rocky Mountains (EARTHSYS 12SC, EESS 12SC) The Rocky Mountain area, ecologically and geologically diverse, is being strongly impacted by changing land-use patterns, global and regional environmental change, and societal demands for energy and...
GSBGEN 336 Energy Markets and Policy Transforming the global energy system to reduce climate change impacts, ensure security of supply, and foster economic development of the world's poorest regions depends on the ability of...
GSBGEN 363 Fiscal Policy More than one out of every five dollars in the American economy will be spent by the federal government this year. This course will examine how federal spending, taxes, deficits and debt affect the U...
GSBGEN 532 Cleantech: Business Fundamentals and Public Policy This course examines trends and opportunities in the cleantech sector with a particular focus on low carbon energy and carbon emission reductions. We examine these trends in the context of changing...
GSBGEN 538 Energy Policy, Markets, and Climate Change This course will consider world energy markets as well as national and international policy challenges for the energy sector, in the context of climate change and its probable impacts. Case studies...
HISTORY 103D Human Society and Environmental Change (EARTHSYS 112, EESS 112) Interdisciplinary approaches to understanding human-environment interactions with a focus on economics, policy, culture, history, and the role of the state. Prerequisite: ECON 1A WAY-SI
HISTORY 163 A History of North American Wests The history, peoples, and natural systems of a region that has never been contained within a single empire or nation state, but has been united by the movement of peoples, species, and things. Topics... GER:DB-SocSci
HUMBIO 4B Environmental and Health Policy Analysis Connections among the life sciences, social sciences, public health, and public policy. The economic, social, and institutional factors that underlie environmental degradation, the incidence of... GER:DB-SocSci
HUMBIO 111M Marine Resource Economics and Conservation (EARTHSYS 156M, ECON 156) Economic and ecological frameworks to understand the causes of and potential solutions to marine resource degradation. Focus on conservation of marine biodiversity and ecosystem-based management.... WAY-SI
HUMBIO 112 Conservation Biology: A Latin American Perspective (BIO 144, BIO 234) Principles and application of the science of preserving biological diversity. Conceptually, this course is designed to explore 4 major components relevant to the conservation of biodiversity, as... GER: DB-NatSci
HUMBIO 114 Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases (ANTHRO 177, ANTHRO 277) The changing epidemiological environment. How human-induced environmental changes, such as global warming, deforestation and land-use conversion, urbanization, international commerce, and human... GER:DB-SocSci
HUMBIO 116 Controlling Climate Change in the 21st Century (BIO 147, BIO 247, EARTHSYS 247) Climate change is a global environmental, social, cultural and economic challenge. Responding to this challenge requires a paradigm shift which will alter energy production, transport, industry,... GER: DB-NatSci
HUMBIO 118 Theory of Ecological and Environmental Anthropology (ANTHRO 90C) Dynamics of culturally inherited human behavior and its relationship to social and physical environments. Topics include a history of ecological approaches in anthropology, subsistence ecology,... GER:DB-SocSci
HUMBIO 119 Demography: Health, Development, Environment (BIO 102) Demographic methods and their application to understanding and projecting changes in human infant, child, and adult mortality and health, fertility, population, sex ratios, and demographic... GER:DB-SocSci
INTNLREL 136R Introduction to Global Justice (ETHICSOC 136R, PHIL 76, POLISCI 136R, POLISCI 336) Recent work in political theory on global justice. Topics include global poverty, human rights, fair trade, immigration, climate change. Do developed countries have a duty to aid developing countries... GER:DB-Hum, WAY-ER
INTNLREL 146A Energy and Climate Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere (EARTHSYS 132, EARTHSYS 232, IPS 263) Current political dynamics in major western hemisphere fossil fuel producers in N. America, the Andean region, the Southern Cone of S. America, and Trinidad and Tobago. The potential for developing...
IPS 263 Energy and Climate Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere (EARTHSYS 132, EARTHSYS 232, INTNLREL 146A) Current political dynamics in major western hemisphere fossil fuel producers in N. America, the Andean region, the Southern Cone of S. America, and Trinidad and Tobago. The potential for developing...
IPS 270 The Geopolitics of Energy The global energy landscape is undergoing seismic shifts with game-changing economic, political and environmental ramifications. Technological breakthroughs are expanding the realms of production,...
LAW 238 Administrative Law Administrative agencies interpret statutes, promulgate regulations, and adjudicate disputes, thereby affecting vast areas of life -- from employment to food and drug safety, from the environment to...
LAW 432 Hot Topics on Major Federal Environmental Statutory Schemes This workshop seminar will provide students with the opportunity to examine and critique cutting-edge research and work in the field of environment, energy, and natural resources. Although it is open...
LAW 455 Energy Law The supply of a reliable, low-cost, clean energy supply for the United States is a key determinant of current and future prosperity. Perhaps as a result, electricity suppliers are among the most...
LAW 488 Legal Aspects of Autonomous Driving Self-driving cars and trucks are rapidly entering the mainstream. They raise key legal and policy questions, which this seminar explores through source materials (from case law to treaties), academic...
LAW 514 California Coast: Science, Policy and Law (Same as CEE 175A/275A, EARTHSYS 175/275). This interdisciplinary course integrates the legal, science, and policy dimensions of characterizing and managing our coastal resources in California. Our...
LAW 515 Clean Tech: Business Fundamentals and Public Policy The course materials include case studies, book chapters, reports, homework exercises, videos, guests, and the presentation of final course projects.nnCOURSE OBJECTIVES: * Examine developments in the...
LAW 395 Creating New Legal Tools to Address the Environmental Impacts of Energy Projects

A domestic energy boom is underway with major new energy projects being sited on both private and public lands, including wind projects, utility-scale solar projects, oil and gas projects, and...

LAW 605 International Environmental Law This course examines the legal, scientific, political, economic, and organizational issues associated with the creation of international environmental regimes. The principal emphasis will be on the...
LAW 220 Regulatory Economics Law 220 examines public policies for dealing with problems arising in markets in which competitive forces are weak. The focus is on monopolies, oligopolies, cartels, and other environments where...
LAW 338 Land Use This course focuses on the pragmatic (rather than theoretical) aspects of contemporary land use law and policy, including: nuisance as a land use tool and foundation for modern land use law; use and...
MATSCI 154 Thermodynamic Evaluation of Green Energy Technologies Understand the thermodynamics and efficiency limits of modern green technologies such as carbon dioxide capture from air, fuel cells, batteries, and solar-thermal power. GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
MATSCI 155 Nanomaterials Synthesis The science of synthesis of nanometer scale materials. Examples including solution phase synthesis of nanoparticles, the vapor-liquid-solid approach to growing nanowires, formation of mesoporous... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
MATSCI 156 Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries: Materials for the Energy Solution (EE 293A, ENERGY 293A, MATSCI 256) Operating principles and applications of emerging technological solutions to the energy demands of the world. The scale of global energy usage and requirements for possible solutions. Basic physics... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
MATSCI 160 Nanomaterials Laboratory Preference to sophomores and juniors. Hands-on approach to synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials. How to make, pattern, and analyze the latest nanotech materials, including... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
MATSCI 161 Nanocharacterization Laboratory (MATSCI 171) Students use optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and other techniques to characterize recently discovered... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
MATSCI 171 Nanocharacterization Laboratory (MATSCI 161) Students use optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and other techniques to characterize recently discovered...
MATSCI 192 Materials Chemistry (MATSCI 202) An introduction to the fundamental physical chemical principles underlying materials properties. Beginning from basic quantum chemistry, students will learn how the electronic configuration of... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
MATSCI 199 Electronic and Optical Properties of Solids (MATSCI 209) The concepts of electronic energy bands and transports applied to metals, semiconductors, and insulators. The behavior of electronic and optical devices including p-n junctions, MOS-capacitors,... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
MATSCI 202 Materials Chemistry (MATSCI 192) An introduction to the fundamental physical chemical principles underlying materials properties. Beginning from basic quantum chemistry, students will learn how the electronic configuration of...
MATSCI 209 Electronic and Optical Properties of Solids (MATSCI 199) The concepts of electronic energy bands and transports applied to metals, semiconductors, and insulators. The behavior of electronic and optical devices including p-n junctions, MOS-capacitors,...
MATSCI 256 Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries: Materials for the Energy Solution (EE 293A, ENERGY 293A, MATSCI 156) Operating principles and applications of emerging technological solutions to the energy demands of the world. The scale of global energy usage and requirements for possible solutions. Basic physics...
MATSCI 299 Practical Training Educational opportunities in high-technology research and development labs in industry. Qualified graduate students engage in internship work and integrate that work into their academic program....
MATSCI 302 Solar Cells This course takes a comprehensive view of solar cells and what will need to be done to enable them to substantially change how the world obtains its electricity. After covering the fundamentals (...
MATSCI 303 Principles, Materials and Devices of Batteries Thermodynamics and electrochemistry for batteries. Emphasis on lithium ion batteries, but also different types including lead acid, nickel metal hydride, metal air, sodium sulfur and redox flow....
MATSCI 316 Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology This course covers important aspects of nanotechnology in nanomaterials synthesis and fabrication, novel property at the nanoscale, tools and applications: a variety of nanostructures including...
ME 25N Energy Sustainability and Climate Change One of the primary global challenges of the 21st century is providing the energy required to meet increasing demands due to population growth and economic development. A related challenge is...
ME 70 Introductory Fluids Engineering Elements of fluid mechanics as applied to engineering problems. Equations of motion for incompressible ideal flow. Hydrostatics. Control volume laws for mass, momentum, and energy. Bernoulli equation... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
ME 131B Fluid Mechanics: Compressible Flow and Turbomachinery Engineering applications involving compressible flow: aircraft and rocket propulsion, power generation; application of mass, momentum, energy and entropy balance to compressible flows; variable area... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
ME 140 Advanced Thermal Systems Capstone course. Thermal analysis and engineering emphasizing integrating heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics into a unified approach to treating complex systems. Mixtures, humidity,... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
ME 185 Electric Vehicle Design This project based class focuses on the design and prototyping of electric vehicles. Students learn the fundamentals of vehicle design in class and apply the knowledge as they form teams and work on...
ME 221 Green Design Strategies and Metrics Foundation in sustainable product design principles, reinforced by conceptual design projects. Discuss what aspects of sustainability matter most for different products. Application of dozens of...
ME 223 Innovating Water Solutions for Developing Countries Primarily for graduate students and seniors with strong design and mechanical engineering backgrounds. Currently 1.1 billion people lack safe drinking water and 2.6 billion people lack adequate...
ME 227 Vehicle Dynamics and Control The application of dynamics, kinematics, and control theory to the analysis and design of ground vehicle behavior. Simplified models of ride, handling, and braking, their role in developing intuition...
ME 236 Tales to Design Cars By Investigating a personal relationship with cars through the application of research and with a generative storytelling focus will provide inspiration for designing a new automotive experience. This...
ME 250 Internal Combustion Engines Internal combustion engines including conventional and turbocharged spark ignition, and diesel engines. Lectures: basic engine cycles, engine components, methods of analysis of engine performance,...
ME 260 Fuel Cell Science and Technology Emphasis on proton exchange membrane (PEM) and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), and principles of electrochemical energy conversion. Topics in materials science, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics....
ME 302 The Future of the Automobile This quarter, the seminar will take a specific focus on "Advanced Driver Assistance Systems", which help drivers to maneuver their vehicles through traffic. Those systems range from...
ME 346C Advanced Techniques for Molecular Simulations Advanced methods for computer simulations of solids and molecules. Methods for long-range force calculation, including Ewald methods and fast multipole method. Methods for free energy calculation,...
ME 352A Radiative Heat Transfer The fundamentals of thermal radiation heat transfer; blackbody radiation laws; radiative properties of non-black surfaces; analysis of radiative exchange between surfaces and in enclosures; combined...
ME 352B Fundamentals of Heat Conduction Physical description of heat conduction in solids, liquids, and gases. The heat diffusion equation and its solution using analytical and numerical techniques. Data and microscopic models for the...
ME 352C Convective Heat Transfer Prediction of heat and mass transfer rates based on analytical and numerical solutions of the governing partial differential equations. Heat transfer in fully developed pipe and channel flow, pipe...
ME 361 Turbulence The nature of turbulent flows, statistical and spectral description of turbulence, coherent structures, spatial and temporal scales of turbulent flows. Averaging, two-point correlations and governing...
ME 362A Physical Gas Dynamics Concepts and techniques for description of high-temperature and chemically reacting gases from a molecular point of view. Introductory kinetic theory, chemical thermodynamics, and statistical...
ME 362B Nonequilibrium Processes in High-Temperature Gases Chemical kinetics and energy transfer in high-temperature gases. Collision theory, transition state theory, and unimolecular reaction theory. Prerequisie: 362A or consent of instructor.
ME 370A Energy Systems I: Thermodynamics Thermodynamic analysis of energy systems emphasizing systematic methodology for and application of basic principles to generate quantitative understanding. Exergy, mixtures, reacting systems, phase...
ME 370B Energy Systems II: Modeling and Advanced Concepts Development of quantitative device models for complex energy systems, including fuel cells, reformers, combustion engines, and electrolyzers, using thermodynamic and transport analysis. Student...
ME 370C Energy Systems III: Projects Refinement and calibration of energy system models generated in ME 370B carrying the models to maturity and completion. Integration of device models into a larger model of energy systems....
ME 371 Combustion Fundamentals Heat of reaction, adiabatic flame temperature, and chemical composition of products of combustion; kinetics of combustion and pollutant formation reactions; conservation equations for multi-component...
ME 372 Combustion Applications The role of chemical and physical processes in combustion; ignition, flammability, and quenching of combustible gas mixtures; premixed turbulent flames; laminar and turbulent diffusion flames;...
ME 373 Nanomaterials Synthesis and Applications for Mechanical Engineers This course provides an introduction to both combustion synthesis of functional nanomaterials and nanotechnology. The first part of the course will introduce basic principles, synthesis/fabrication...
ME 380 Collaborating with the Future: Launching Large Scale Sustainable Transformations (ENVRES 380, PSYCH 380) This project-based d.school class combines Design Thinking Processes, Behavioral Sciences, and elements of Diffusion Theory. Tools and theories introduced in class will be used to structure large-...
ME 399 Fuel Cell Seminar Interdisciplinary research in engineering, chemistry, and physics. Talks on fundamentals of fuel cells by speakers from Stanford, other academic and research institutions, and industry. The potential...
ME 420 Applied Electrochemistry at Micro- and Nanoscale The class is an introduction to applied electrochemistry with focus on micro- and nanoscale applications. Basic concepts of physical chemistry are presented, of which the fundamentals of...
ME 451B Advanced Fluid Mechanics Waves in fluids: surface waves, internal waves, inertial and acoustic waves, dispersion and group velocity, wave trains, transport due to waves, propagation in slowly varying medium, wave steepening...
ME 468 Experimental Research in Advanced User Interfaces (COMM 168, COMM 268, COMM 368) Project-based course involves small (3-4) person teams going through all parts of the experimental process: question generation, experiment design, running, and data analysis. Each team creates an...
MGTECON 651 Natural Resource and Energy Economics Management and provision non-renewable and renewable natural resources, with considerable attention to energy provision and use. Topics include: fisheries problems and policy; energy industry market...
MS&E 92Q International Environmental Policy Preference to sophomores. Science, economics, and politics of international environmental policy. Current negotiations on global climate change, including actors and potential solutions. Sources...
MS&E 241 Economic Analysis Principal methods of economic analysis of the production activities of firms, including production technologies, cost and profit, and perfect and imperfect competition; individual choice, including...
MS&E 243 Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis Concepts, methods, and applications. Energy/environmental policy issues such as automobile fuel economy regulation, global climate change, research and development policy, and environmental benefit...
MS&E 248 Economics of Natural Resources Intertemporal economic analysis of natural resource use, particularly energy, and including air, water, and other depletable mineral and biological resources. Emphasis is on an integrating theory for...
MS&E 271 Global Entrepreneurial Marketing Skills needed to market new technology-based products to customers around the world. Case method discussions. Cases include startups and global high tech firms. Course themes: marketing toolkit,...
MS&E 273 Technology Venture Formation Open to graduate students interested in technology driven start-ups. Provides the experience of an early-stage entrepreneur seeking initial investment, including: team building, opportunity...
MS&E 294 Climate Policy Analysis Design and application of formal analytical methods in climate policy development. Issues include instrument design, technology development, resource management, multiparty negotiation, and dealing...
MS&E 295 Energy Policy Analysis Design and application of formal analytical methods for policy and technology assessments of energy efficiency and renewable energy options. Emphasis is on integrated use of modeling tools from...
MS&E 391 Doctoral Research Seminar in Energy-Environmental Systems Modeling and Analysis Restricted to PhD students, or by consent of instructor. Doctoral research seminar covering current topics in energy and environmental modeling and analysis. Current emphasis on approaches to...
MS&E 446 Policy and Economics Research Roundtable (PERR) Research in progress or contemplated in policy and economics areas. Emphasis depends on research interests of participants, but is likely to include energy, environment, transportation, or technology...
MS&E 453 Decision Analysis Applications: Business Strategy and Public Policy What are the most essential, efficient, and effective ways that important decisions are being made in the real world? Experienced practitioners provide insights from technically challenging and...
MS&E 491 Clean Energy Developement Clean energy project class for graduate students committed to clean energy and entrepreneurship, strong analytic and communication skills, and serious individual and group work. Teams will conceive,...
OIT 258 Incentive Mechanisms for Societal Networks In many of the challenges faced by the modern world, from overcrowded road networks to overstretched healthcare systems, large benefits for society come about from small changes by very many...
OIT 333 Design for Extreme Affordability This course is a Bass Seminar. Project course jointly offered by School of Engineering and Graduate School of Business. Students apply engineering and business skills to design product or service...
OIT 334 Design for Extreme Affordability This course is a Bass Seminar. Project course jointly offered by School of Engineering and Graduate School of Business. Students apply engineering and business skills to design product or service...
OIT 538 Environmental Science for Managers - Accelerated This course satisfies the MBA distribution requirement in Optimization and Simulation Modeling (OSM). It is challenging but doable for students without an undergraduate degree in science or...
OIT 539 Environmental Science for Managers - Advanced Fundamental science of ecosystems, climate and energy. Spreadsheet modeling, optimization, and Monte Carlo simulation applied to resource management and environmental policy. Similar to OIT 338, but...
OIT 540 Environmental Science for Managers II This course provides an introduction to renewable sources of electricity and fuel, and is required for the joint MBA-MS in Environment and Resources degree. nnnStudents are strongly encouraged, but...
OSPAUSTL 10 Coral Reef Ecosystems Key organisms and processes, and the complexity of coral reef ecosystems. Students explore the Great Barrier Reef from the southern end which demonstrates the physical factors that limit coral reefs... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
OSPSANTG 29 Sustainable Cities: Comparative Transportation Systems in Latin America Energy and environmental challenges resulting from the growing size and complexity in Latin American cities. Key issues: way in which public authorities deal with the dynamics of urban growth and...
PHIL 76 Introduction to Global Justice (ETHICSOC 136R, INTNLREL 136R, POLISCI 136R, POLISCI 336) Recent work in political theory on global justice. Topics include global poverty, human rights, fair trade, immigration, climate change. Do developed countries have a duty to aid developing countries... GER:DB-Hum, WAY-ER
PHIL 178M Introduction to Environmental Ethics (ETHICSOC 178M, ETHICSOC 278M, PHIL 278M, POLISCI 134L) This course examines the following ethical questions about the environment: (1) how we ought morally to relate to animals; (2) attempts to expand the circle of moral concern beyond animals to other... GER:EC-EthicReas, WAY-ER
PHIL 278M Introduction to Environmental Ethics (ETHICSOC 178M, ETHICSOC 278M, PHIL 178M, POLISCI 134L) This course examines the following ethical questions about the environment: (1) how we ought morally to relate to animals; (2) attempts to expand the circle of moral concern beyond animals to other...
PHYSICS 25 Modern Physics Introduction to modern physics. Relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic theory, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, nuclear structure, high energy physics, elementary particles, astrophysics, stellar... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
PHYSICS 41 Mechanics Vectors, particle kinematics and dynamics, work, energy, momentum, angular momentum; conservation laws; rigid bodies; mechanical oscillations and waves. Discussions based on use of calculus.... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
PHYSICS 43 Electricity and Magnetism Electrostatics, Coulomb's law, electric fields and fluxes, electric potential, properties of conductors, Gauss's law, capacitors and resistors, DC circuits; magnetic forces and fields, Biot-... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
PHYSICS 45 Light and Heat Reflection and refraction, lenses and lens systems; polarization, interference, and diffraction; temperature, properties of matter and thermodynamics, introduction to kinetic theory of matter.... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
PHYSICS 61 Mechanics and Special Relativity (First in a three-part series: PHYSICS 61, PHYSICS 63, PHYSICS 65.) Advanced freshman physics. For students with a strong high school mathematics and physics background contemplating a major in... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-FR, WAY-SMA
PHYSICS 63 Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves (Second in a three-part series: PHYSICS 61, PHYSICS 63, PHYSICS 65.) Advanced freshman physics. For students with a strong high school mathematics and physics background contemplating a major in... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-FR, WAY-SMA
PHYSICS 65 Quantum and Thermal Physics (Third in a three-part series: PHYSICS 61, PHYSICS 63, PHYSICS 65.) Advanced freshman physics. For students with a strong high school mathematics and physics background contemplating a major in... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-FR, WAY-SMA
PHYSICS 81N Science on the Back of the Envelope Understanding the complex world around us quantitatively, using order of magnitude estimates and dimensional analysis. Starting from a handful of fundamental constants of Nature, one can estimate...
PHYSICS 120 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I (First in a two-part series: PHYS 120, PHYS 121.) Vector analysis. Electrostatic fields, including boundary-value problems and multipole expansion. Dielectrics, static and variable magnetic fields,... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-FR, WAY-SMA
PHYSICS 121 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism II (Second in a two-part series: PHYS 120, PHYS 121.) Conservation laws and electromagnetic waves, Poynting's theorem, tensor formulation, potentials and fields. Plane wave problems (free space,...
PHYSICS 152 Introduction to Particle Physics I (PHYSICS 252) Elementary particles and the fundamental forces. Quarks and leptons. The mediators of the electromagnetic, weak and strong interactions. Interaction of particles with matter; particle acceleration,...
PHYSICS 172 Solid State Physics (APPPHYS 272) Introduction to the properties of solids. Crystal structures and bonding in materials. Momentum-space analysis and diffraction probes. Lattice dynamics, phonon theory and measurements, thermal...
PHYSICS 220 Classical Electrodynamics Special relativity: The principles of relativity, Lorentz transformations, four vectors and tensors, relativistic mechanics and the principle of least action. Lagrangian formulation, charges in...
PHYSICS 240 Introduction to the Physics of Energy Energy as a consumable. Forms and interconvertability. World joule nnbudget. Equivalents in rivers, oil pipelines and nuclear weapons. nnQuantum mechanics of fire, batteries and fuel cells....
PHYSICS 241 Introduction to Nuclear Energy Radioactivity. Elementary nuclear processes. Energetics of fission and fusion. Cross-sections and resonances. Fissionable and fertile isotopes. Neutron budgets. Light water, heavy water and graphite...
PHYSICS 450 Lattice Gauge Theory This will be a systematic introduction to Lattice Gauge Theory building on the Wilsonian approach to Quantum Field Theory. Topics to be covered include: basics of the Wilsonian approach; Euclidean...
POLISCI 19N Politics of Energy Efficiency We will examine the political context of energy efficiency and climate change. Why are some countries, such as Japan and France, able to achieve high levels of energy efficiency, while others, such... WAY-SI
POLISCI 134L Introduction to Environmental Ethics (ETHICSOC 178M, ETHICSOC 278M, PHIL 178M, PHIL 278M) This course examines the following ethical questions about the environment: (1) how we ought morally to relate to animals; (2) attempts to expand the circle of moral concern beyond animals to other... GER:EC-EthicReas, WAY-ER
POLISCI 136R Introduction to Global Justice (ETHICSOC 136R, INTNLREL 136R, PHIL 76, POLISCI 336) Recent work in political theory on global justice. Topics include global poverty, human rights, fair trade, immigration, climate change. Do developed countries have a duty to aid developing countries... GER:DB-Hum, WAY-ER
POLISCI 215F Nuclear Weapons and International Politics (POLISCI 315F) Why do states develop nuclear weapons and why do some states, that have the technological capacity to build nuclear weapons, refrain from doing so? What are the strategic consequences of new states... WAY-SI
POLISCI 224L The Psychology of Communication About Politics in America (COMM 164, COMM 264, PSYCH 170) Focus is on how politicians and government learn what Americans want and how the public's preferences shape government action; how surveys measure beliefs, preferences, and experiences; how poll... WAY-SI
POLISCI 336 Introduction to Global Justice (ETHICSOC 136R, INTNLREL 136R, PHIL 76, POLISCI 136R) Recent work in political theory on global justice. Topics include global poverty, human rights, fair trade, immigration, climate change. Do developed countries have a duty to aid developing countries...
POLISCI 421K Questionnaire Design for Surveys and Laboratory Experiments: Social and Cognitive Perspectives (COMM 339, PSYCH 231) The social and psychological processes involved in asking and answering questions via questionnaires for the social sciences; optimizing questionnaire design; open versus closed questions; rating...
PSYCH 170 The Psychology of Communication About Politics in America (COMM 164, COMM 264, POLISCI 224L) Focus is on how politicians and government learn what Americans want and how the public's preferences shape government action; how surveys measure beliefs, preferences, and experiences; how poll... WAY-SI
PSYCH 231 Questionnaire Design for Surveys and Laboratory Experiments: Social and Cognitive Perspectives (COMM 339, POLISCI 421K) The social and psychological processes involved in asking and answering questions via questionnaires for the social sciences; optimizing questionnaire design; open versus closed questions; rating...
PSYCH 380 Collaborating with the Future: Launching Large Scale Sustainable Transformations (ENVRES 380, ME 380) This project-based d.school class combines Design Thinking Processes, Behavioral Sciences, and elements of Diffusion Theory. Tools and theories introduced in class will be used to structure large-...
PUBLPOL 121 Policy and Climate Change Science and economics, including recent findings. History and evolution of local, state, regional, national, and international policy. California's recent landmark climate change bill. Future...
PUBLPOL 194 Technology Policy (PUBLPOL 294) How the U.S. federal government promotes, uses, and regulates new technologies; tensions between representative governance and the need for elite expertise in policymaking; contemporary debates over...
PUBLPOL 294 Technology Policy (PUBLPOL 194) How the U.S. federal government promotes, uses, and regulates new technologies; tensions between representative governance and the need for elite expertise in policymaking; contemporary debates over...
PWR 1KD Writing & Rhetoric 1: the Feature Article: Writing and Change Rhetorical and contextual analysis of readings; research; and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor... Writing 1
PWR 2KM Writing & Rhetoric 2: A Planet on the Edge: The Rhetoric of Sustainable Energy Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. Focus on the rhetoric and... Writing 2
SIS 103Q Stanford Introductory Seminar : Pros and Cons of Energy Options in the 21st Century
SIS 125Q Stanford Introductory Seminar: Fundamentals of Energy Processes
SOC 155 The Changing American Family (FEMGEN 155, FEMGEN 255, SOC 255) Family change from historical, social, demographic, and legal perspectives. Extramarital cohabitation, divorce, later marriage, interracial marriage, and same-sex cohabitation. The emergence of same-... GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
STRAMGT 356 The Startup Garage: Design Startup Garage is an intensive hands-on, project-based course, in which graduate students will apply the concepts of design thinking, engineering, finance, business and organizational skills to...
STRAMGT 574 Strategic Thinking in Action - In Business and Beyond (II) This five-session 2-point Bass seminar will involve students (maximum 18) in analyzing the emerging global electric automotive industry by focusing on: (1) The electric automotive industry in the U.S...
THINK 8 Sustainability and Collapse What does it mean to live sustainably? How do our different definitions of nature ¿ scientific, literary, cultural, and historical ¿ shape the way we answer that question? nnnSustainability and... THINK, WAY-A-II
THINK 23 The Cancer Problem: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention How has our approach to cancer been affected by clinical observations, scientific discoveries, social norms, politics, and economic interests?nnnApproximately one in three Americans will develop... THINK, WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA
THINK 39 Energy? Understanding the Challenge, Developing Solutions

How much energy do we need to run the world and what energy resources can we use? How do we convert those resources into energy services? What are the economic, environmental, and security costs...

URBANST 115 Urban Sustainability: Long-Term Archaeological Perspectives (CLASSGEN 123, CLASSGEN 223) Comparative and archaeological view of urban design and sustainability. How fast changing cities challenge human relationships with nature. Innovation and change, growth, industrial development, the...
URBANST 132 Concepts and Analytic Skills for the Social Sector How to create and grow innovative, not-for-profit organizations and for-profit enterprises which have the primary goal of solving social and environmental problems. Topics include organizational... GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
URBANST 165 Sustainable Urban and Regional Transportation Planning Environmental, economic, and equity aspects of urban transportation in 21st-century U.S. Expanded choices in urban and regional mobility that do not diminish resources for future generations.... GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
URBANST 167 The Automobile and the City This coursde will examine the impact of the automobile on urban development and the social life of the modern city from three perspectives. First, as Auto-Utopia: a look at the golden age of...