Want to take your interests in the built environment, sustainability, and environmental wellness to the next level? Want to achieve a greater understanding of what these mean and how they affect the community? Each quarter, we highlight courses related to the mission of BEWell. Read below for this quarter’s courses.
|Introduction to Sustainable Architecture and Community Planning||M153||Environment||Future Class||Letters & Sciences||Relationship of built environment to natural environment through whole systems approach, with focus on sustainable design of buildings and planning of communities. Emphasis on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and appropriate use of resources, including materials, water, and land. Letter grading.||BEWell|
|Energy, Environment, and Development||157||Environment||Future Class||Letters & Sciences||Introduction to basic energy concepts and examination of role of various energy sources, energy conversion technologies, and energy policies in modern life. Analysis of implications of current patterns of energy production and consumption for future economic and environmental well-being. Integration of concepts and methods from physical and life sciences, engineering, environmental science, economics, and public policy. Basic quantitative skills provided to analyze and critique technical, economic, and policy choices to address challenge of balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability.||BEWell|
|Environmental Justice through Multiple Lenses||M167||Environment||Future Class||Letters & Sciences||Examination of intersection between race, economic class, and environment in U.S., with focus on issues related to social justice. Because environmental inequality is highly complex phenomenon, multidisciplinary and multipopulation approach taken, using alternative ways of understanding, interpreting, and taking action.||BEWell|
|Sustainability Action Research||185B||Environment||Future Class||Letters & Sciences||Investigation of issues of campus sustainability, including energy efficiency, transportation, waste stream management, sustainable food practices, and more by student research to generate coalition of student researchers that, together with faculty members and UCLA staff, strive to make UCLA more sustainable community. May be repeated for credit.||BEWell|
|Sustainability Talks||185A||Environment||W 4pm-5:50pm |
Lunch, A. V.
|Letters & Sciences||Analysis of principles of sustainability through series of lectures and films by world-renowned faculty members, authors, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and progressive thinkers.||BEWell|
|Urban Revolution: Space and Society in Global Context||110||Public Affairs||Future Class||Luskin School of Public Affairs||Examination of potentialities and challenges of 21st-century urban revolution in global context. Introduction of theoretical frameworks and conceptual methods used by urban studies and planning to study cities and urban transformations, and historical and contemporary analysis of urbanization to learn about key urban processes such as agglomeration, segregation, gentrification, and suburbanization. Students learn about institutions and policies governing transportation and housing, and forms of community organizing and civil society that seek to redress urban inequalities. Introduction to key theories of space and utopian visions of urbanism.||BEWell|
|Green Transportation||154||Public Affairs||Future Class||Luskin School of Public Affairs||BEWell|
|Urban Sustainability||160||Public Affairs||Future Class||Luskin School of Public Affairs||In 21st century, majority of Earth's population now lives in urban areas and virtually no part of globe remains untouched by human influence. Cities constitute crucibles of most pressing social and environmental challenges but are also potential centers of innovation for addressing those challenges. Examination of theory and practice from geography and related fields to understand many articulations of urban sustainability and how it might be achieved.||BEWell|
|Transportation Geography||M150||Urban Planning||Future Class||Luskin School of Public Affairs||Designed for juniors/seniors. Study of geographical aspects of transportation, with focus on characteristics and functions of various modes and on complexities of intra-urban transport.||BEWell|
|Special Topics in Urban Policy and Research||129||Urban Planning||Future Class||Luskin School of Public Affairs||Examination of particular planning/policy subfield (e.g., economic development, environmental planning, housing and community development, international planning and development, land use, or urban design) in some depth. Specific topic area rotates depending on instructor. May be repeated for credit with topic change.||BEWell|
|Environmentalism: Past, Present, and Future||M165||Urban Planning||Future Class||Luskin School of Public Affairs||Exploration of history and origin of major environmental ideas, movements or countermovements they spawned, and new and changing nature of modern environmentalism. Introduction to early ideas of environment, how rise of modern sciences reshaped environmental thought, and how this was later transformed by 19th-century ideas and rise of American conservation movements. Review of politics of American environmental thought and contemporary environmental questions as they relate to broader set of questions about nature of development, sustainability, and equity in environmental debate. Exploration of issues in broad context, including global climate change, rise of pandemics, deforestation, and environmental justice impacts of war.||BEWell|
|Introduction to Cities and Planning||M120||Urban Planning||TR 3:30pm-4:45pm|
|Luskin School of Public Affairs||Survey of urban history and evolution in U.S., urban social theory, current growth trends, system of cities, urban economy and economic restructuring, traditional and alternative location theories, urban transportation, and residential location and segregation.||BEWell|