CSP - Coastal Science and Policy

CSP 200 Natural Sciences for Coastal Sustainability

Provides a basic foundation in the natural sciences including the environment (atmosphere, land, water, sea), species populations, ecosystems and biodiversity, and their relevance to sustainability issues of the coastal zone.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Carr

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): concurrent enrollment in CSP 210 and CSP 220. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students in the coastal science and policy program, or by permission of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

CSP 210 Social Sciences for Coastal Sustainability

Provides a basic foundation in the social sciences, through systematic study of communities, institutions, and entire societies. Examines the relevance of sociological theory, social interactions and relationships, social inequality, and social change to sustainability issues of the coastal zone.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): concurrent enrollment in CSP 200 and CSP 220. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students in the coastal science and policy program, or by permission of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

CSP 220 Economics for Coastal Sustainability

Builds a foundation of economic concepts pertaining to the environment and explores tools for environmental valuation. Investigates the role for government action related to the environment, including estimation of costs and benefits for regulations and related policies.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jeremy West

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): concurrent enrollment in CSP 200 and CSP 210. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students in the coastal science and policy program, or by permission of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

CSP 230 Integrated Problem-Based Discussion

Focusing on a series of case studies, this discussion section demonstrates means and values of integrating across the natural and social sciences and economics disciplines in developing solutions to coastal sustainability.

Credits

0

Instructor

Mark Carr, Jeremy West

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in CSP 200, CSP 210, and CSP 220. Enrollment restricted to coastal science and policy graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

CSP 231A CSP Year 1 Capstone Planning & Design Fall

Students learn and apply methods for designing scalable solutions to complex problems, focusing on sustainability challenges and opportunities in coastal areas. Sessions primarily involve peer-review and feedback on student progress in planning their individual Coastal Science and Policy (CSP) capstone project. The capstone project must engage with a real-world partner(s) on a scalable opportunity for solving a critical problem in coastal areas (from land to sea). Faculty lead mini-lectures as needed. Course stresses learning-by-doing: weekly assignments have students work outside of class on steps or skills in the design process and then the student shares their work in the following class to gain peer insights. Students should expect to do the reading and a substantial assignment each week BEFORE the class session meets.

Credits

2

Instructor

Anne Kapuscinski

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to Coastal Science and Policy M.S. students; and to Ph.D. students who have declared the Coastal Science and Policy Designated Emphasis by permission.

Quarter offered

Fall

CSP 231B CSP Year 1 Capstone Planning & Design Winter

Picks up where the fall capstone planning seminar ended. Students continue designing capstone project for pursuing a scalable solution to a complex and pressing coastal sustainability problem. Winter focus is learning and applying strategies and methods to: (a) co-create a capstone project with a non-academic partner in the government, non-governmental or private sector; and (b) develop and submit successful funding proposals for the project. Methods learned apply broadly to collaborative, solutions-oriented work that may be pursued after graduation. Weekly assignments mean working outside of class on steps or skills for co-creating and fundraising with partners and then sharing work for peer-review in class in the next week. Expect to do the reading and weekly assignments before each week's seminar session. Instructor provides separate instructions for weekly assignments.

Credits

2

Instructor

Anne Kapuscinski

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to Coastal Science and Policy M.S. students; and to Ph.D. students who have declared the Coastal Science and Policy Designated Emphasis by permission.

Quarter offered

Winter

CSP 244 Adaptation and Planning

Introduces students to conceptual frameworks for developing solutions to coastal sustainability problems, and drawing on knowledge and skills gained in previous coastal science and policy courses to perform an integrated assessment of a coastal sustainability problem.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anne Kapuscinski

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to coastal science and policy graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

CSP 281A Hacking for Oceans—Lean Design Methods

One-quarter graduate-level class in which multidisciplinary student teams of four address problem or challenges provided by real-world sponsors or identified by student groups. Teams learn how to apply the Lean Launchpad and Lean Startup methodologies to discover and validate customer needs and to continually build prototypes to test whether they understood the problem and solution. Weekly assignments involve working outside of class on steps or skills in the design process and then sharing it for peer-review in class. Involves reading and a substantial assignment each week before the next week's session on that topic. Course is held concurrently with an undergraduate course. Graduate students are required to submit an additional culminating report such as a funding proposal to support next steps in their team's solution, a critical analysis of the Lean Design Method, or a policy analysis regarding scalable adoption of the solution. Enrollment is by instructor consent. Application and interview in winter quarter for spring quarter course is required.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anne Kapuscinski

Quarter offered

Spring

CSP 290A Coastal Science and Policy Capstone Project

First of three independent research courses during which students work closely with partner institutions and faculty co-mentors to generate alternative, interdisciplinary-based solutions to coastal sustainability problems. Provides experience in a real-world, collaborative, problem-solving environment.

Credits

10

Instructor

Elliott Campbell

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in CSP 291. Enrollment restricted to coastal science and policy graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

CSP 290B Coastal Science and Policy Capstone Project

Second of three independent research courses during which students work closely with partner institutions and faculty co-mentors to generate alternative, interdisciplinary-based solutions to coastal sustainability problems. Provides experience in a real-world, collaborative, problem-solving environment.

Credits

10

Instructor

Don Croll

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in CSP 291. Enrollment restricted to coastal science and policy graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

CSP 290C Coastal Science and Policy Capstone Project

Third of three independent research courses during which students work closely with partner institutions and faculty co-mentors to generate alternative, interdisciplinary-based solutions to coastal sustainability problems. Provides experience in a real-world, collaborative, problem-solving environment.

Credits

10

Instructor

Erika Zavaleta

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in CSP 291. Enrollment restricted to coastal science and policy graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

CSP 291 Coastal Science and Policy Capstone Seminar

Concurrent with year-long capstone project. Students share the background, challenges and successes they experience in their capstone projects. Provides students with a broader exposure to real-world, collaborative, problem-solving of coastal sustainability issues.

Credits

2

Instructor

Erika Zavaleta, Elliott Campbell

Requirements

Corequisite(s): CSP 290A, CSP 290B, or CSP 290C. Enrollment is restricted to coastal science and policy graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CSP 292 Special Topics in Coastal Science and Policy

Seminar in which students present, discuss, and gain feedback on a current special topic in the interdisciplinary arena of coastal science and policy. The special topic can involve identification of current problems, relevant research and practice, and/or design of solutions in coastal science and policy.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CSP 297 Independent Study in Coastal Science and Policy

Independent study and research under faculty supervision. The student, guided by a faculty member, pursues in-depth learning about a specific coastal science and policy problem, opportunity or solution. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Cross-listed courses that are managed by another department are listed at the bottom.

Cross-listed Courses

BIOE 262 Facilitating Change in Coastal Science Policy

Skills-based course in effective leadership and communication, including stakeholder engagement, facilitation, conflict resolution, team building, and introduction to project management. Communication training includes identifying audiences and objectives (public, philanthropy, policymakers, managers, scientist practitioners) and leveraging non-traditional communication platforms. Enrollment is by application and restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOE 286 Experimental Design and Data Analysis

Focuses on problems and designs in ecology and population biology. Topics include experimental design; exploratory data analysis; hands-on statistics; and graphical theory. Structured around a statistical analysis and graphics program to teach students to design surveys and experiments and analyze data. Previous work in statistics strongly recommended.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOE 286L Experimental Design and Data Analysis Lab

Lab will focuses on hands-on statistical problem solving, graphical presentations and experimental design issues.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

ENVS 240 Public Policy and Conservation

Introduction to political and economic approaches to policy analysis, with particular reference to natural resource scarcity, property rights, and environmental conservation. Case studies apply economic and policy process concepts to the management of public lands, biodiversity, and renewable resources.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

ENVS 250 Coastal Governance

Introduction to major theories of ocean and coastal governance, with emphasis on those that underlie current policy and management approaches. Students analyze local, state, national, and international laws and policies, considering interactions across scales, levels of social organization, and institutions. Taught in conjunction with ENVS 150. Students cannot receive credit for this course and for ENVS 150.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer