2023-24 Courses Offered

The projected class schedule (included below) provides the basis for the official Schedule of Classes. For the most current information, please see the Web Schedule of Classes.

Courses in Earth System Science (EarthSS) can be taken to satisfy a variety of general education requirements. Please consult the appropriate catalog for specific requirements in your degree, or contact your Academic Counselor (or Academic Counseling Office) for more information.

See in the UC Irvine catalog for a complete listing of courses in the current catalog.

Fall 2023 Course Name Instructor
EarthSS 1 Introduction to Earth System Science Crook, Elizabeth
EarthSS 21 On Thin Ice Rignot, Eric
EarthSS 23 Air Pollutions  Guenther, Alex
EarthSS 40A Earth System Chemistry Druffel, Ellen
EarthSS 45 New Student Seminar Crook, Elizabeth
EarthSS 51 Land Interactions Czimczik, Claudia
EarthSS 114 Field Methods  Goulden, Mike
EarthSS 116 Data Analysis For Earth Sciences TBD
EarthSS 132 Hydrology Rigden, Angela
EarthSS 134 Fundamentals of GIS Crook, Elizabeth
EarthSS 142 Atmospheric Chemistry Saewung, Kim
EarthSS 154 Ecosystem Services Egoh, Benis
EarthSS 200 Global Physical Climatology  Magnusdottir, Gudrun
EarthSS 266 Global Biogeochemical Cycles Randerson, Jim


Winter 2024 Course Name Instructor
EarthSS 3 Oceanography Ferguson, Julie
EarthSS 15 Introduction to Global Climate Change Egoh, Benis
EarthSS 17 Catastrophes Magnusdottir, Gudrun
EarthSS 40B Earth System Biology Crook, Elizabeth
EarthSS 53 Ocean Biogeochemistry Moore, Keith
EarthSS 70B Food and Water Rigden, Angela
EarthSS 116 Data Analysis for Earth Sciences TBD
EarthSS 118 Analysis Environmental Data TBD
EarthSS 124 Weather Analysis Yu, Jin-Yi
EarthSS 1XX Land-Types Randerson, Jim
EarthSS 148 Marine Ecosystems Mackey, Kate
EarthSS 162 CA Climate  Goulden, Mike
EarthSS 177W Documenting & Understanding Earth System Change Crook, Elizabeth
UNI STU H30B Environmental Issues Affecting the Sustainability of Societies I Ferguson, Julie
EarthSS 204 Human Systems Davis, Steve
EarthSS 212 Geoscience Model Data Primeau, Francois


Spring 2024 Course Name Instructor
EarthSS 1 Intro to Earth System Science Ferguson, Julie
EarthSS 3 Oceanography Martiny, Adam
EarthSS 5 The Atmosphere Saewung, Kim
EarthSS 40C Earth System Physics Ferguson, Julie
EarthSS 55 Earth's Atmosphere Yu, Jin-Yi
EarthSS 70A Sustainable Energy Systems Davis, Steve
EarthSS 112 Global Climate Change Velicogna, Isabella
EarthSS 115 Aquatic Methods Mackey, Kate
EarthSS 138 Remote Sensing Rignot, Eric
EarthSS 140 Advanced Geology Johnson, Kathleen
EarthSS 141 Air Quality Management Guenther, Alex
EarthSS 144 Marine Geochemistry  Druffel, Ellen
EarthSS 164 Ecosystem Ecology Allison, Steve
UNI STU H30C Environmental Issues Affecting the Sustainability of Societies II Ferguson, Julie
EarthSS 225 Marine Biogeochemistry Moore, Keith
EarthSS 226 Land Surface Process Czimczik, Claudia
EarthSS 298 Practicum Saltzman, Eric

The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.