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

M. Carr, J. 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 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

Kapuscinski

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to coastal science and policy graduate students.

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

D. Croll

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

D. 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

D. Croll

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, Donald Croll, Mark Carr

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