2022-23 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 2022 Course Name Instructor
EarthSS 1 Introduction to Earth System Science Crook, Elizabeth
EarthSS 7 Geology Johnson, Kathleen
EarthSS 17 Catastrophes Randerson, Jim
EarthSS 40A Earth System Chemistry Guenther, Alex
EarthSS 45 New Student Seminar Crook, Elizabeth
EarthSS 51 Land Interactions Czimczik, Claudia
EarthSS 114 Field Methods  Guenther, Alex
EarthSS 116 Data Analysis For Earth Sciences Baldwin, Jane
EarthSS 132 Hydrology Rigden, Angela
EarthSS 134 Fundamentals of GIS Crook, Elizabeth
EarthSS 142 Atmospheric Chemistry Saltzman, Eric
EarthSS 192 Careers in ESS TBA


Winter 2023 Course Name Instructor
EarthSS 3 Oceanography Ferguson, Julie
EarthSS 15 Introduction to Global Climate Change Egoh, Benis
EarthSS 21 On Thin Ice Rignot, Eric
EarthSS 40B Earth System Biology Crook, Elizabeth
EarthSS 53 Ocean Biogeochemistry Moore, Keith
EarthSS 116 Data Analysis for Earth Sciences Baldwin, Jane
EarthSS 122 Atmospheric Dynamics Magnusdottir, Gudrun
EarthSS 133 Soil: It's the Good Dirt Czimczik, Claudia
EarthSS 138 Remote Sensing Zender, Charlie
EarthSS 148 Marine Ecosystems Mackey, Kate
EarthSS 177W Documenting & Understanding Earth System Change Crook, Elizabeth
UNI STU H30B Environmental Issues Affecting the Sustainability of Societies I Ferguson, Julie


Spring 2023 Course Name Instructor
EarthSS 1 Intro to Earth System Science Ferguson, Julie
EarthSS 5 The Atmosphere Crook, Elizabeth
EarthSS 40C Earth System Physics Ferguson, Julie
EarthSS 55 Earth's Atmosphere Zender, Charlie
EarthSS 70A Sustainable Energy Systems Davis, Steve
EarthSS 112 Global Climate Change Velicogna, Isabella
EarthSS 115 Aquatic Methods Mackey, Kate
EarthSS 118 Analysis Env Data Randerson, Jim
EarthSS 144 Marine Geochemistry  Druffel, Ellen
EarthSS 156 Future of Forests Brando, Paulo
EarthSS 164 Ecosystem Ecology Allison, Steve
EarthSS 192 Careers in ESS TBA
UNI STU H30C Environmental Issues Affecting the Sustainability of Societies II Ferguson, Julie

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.