Summer Field Study courses at UC Berkeley get you out of the classroom and provide a unique opportunity to experience what you are learning. You can literally get your hands dirty excavating in the field and study ecosystems while sitting in the middle of them.
The following field study courses are offered for Summer 2014:ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Sierra Nevada Ecology
(ESPM 105A - 4 units) Ecology of forests, mountain meadows, montane chaparral, and riparian zones of the Northern Sierra Nevada. Major emphasis on ecology as a basis for resource management and the maintenance of biological diversity.
(ESPM 105B - 1 unit) This course teaches students how to use common forestry tools, maps, and various sampling methods to collect information about the forest environment.
Silviculture and Utilization
(ESPM 105C - 3 units) Introduction to silvicultural theory, forest operations, and utilization and manufacture of forest products.
Forest Management and Assessment
(ESPM 105D - 3 units) Develop skills in evaluating forests and developing management strategies to meet ownership objectives.