Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Planetary Science

Summer Sessions 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021

Enroll now in a Summer Sessions Course with the Department of Earth & Planetary Science!

Learn about the forces that shape Earth and other planets.  We have several convenient UC Berkeley Summer Sessions courses in a variety of physical sciences.  All of our courses fulfill the UC Berkeley L&S Physical Science Requirement.  EPS N82 Introduction to Oceans additionally meets the L&S Biological Science Requirement.

Introduction to Oceans

EPS N82
2021 Summer Session A 6 weeks, May 24 - July 2
M, W
3:00 pm - 5:59 pm
Class #:13982
2021 Summer Session D 6 weeks, July 6 - August 13
Tu, Th
2:00 pm - 4:59 pm
Class #:13981
The geology, physics, chemistry, and biology of the world oceans. The application of oceanographic sciences to human problems will be explored through special topics such as energy from the sea, marine pollution, food from the sea, and climate change.

Earthquakes in Your Backyard

EPS 20
2021 Summer Session A 6 weeks, May 24 - July 2
Tu, Th
2:30 pm - 4:59 pm
Class #:13554
2021 Summer Session D 6 weeks, July 6 - August 13M, W
2:00 pm - 4:29 pm
Class #:13555
Introduction to earthquakes, their causes and effects. General discussion of basic principles and methods of seismology and geological tectonics, distribution of earthquakes in space and time, effects of earthquakes, and earthquake hazard and risk, with particular emphasis on the situation in California.

The Water Planet

EPS 3
2021 Summer Session C, 8 weeks, June 21 - August 13
M, W, F
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Class #:13884
An overview of the processes that control water supply to natural ecosystems and human civilization. Hydrologic cycle, floods, droughts, groundwater. Patterns of water use, threats to water quality, effects of global climate change on future water supplies. Water issues facing California.

Environmental Earth Sciences

EPS 80
2021 Summer Session A 6 weeks, May 24 - July 2
M, W
1:00 pm - 4:29 pm
Class #:15050
2021 Summer Session D 6 weeks, July 6 - August 13
M, W
1:00 pm - 4:29 pm
Class #:13556
This course focuses on the processes on and in the earth that shape the environment. Humanity's use of land and oceans is examined based on an understanding of these processes.

The Planets

EPS W12
2021 Summer Session C 8 weeks, June 21 - August 13
Class #:13553
A tour of the mysteries and inner workings of our solar system. What are planets made of? Why do they orbit the sun the way they do? How do planets form, and what are they made of? Why do some bizarre moons have oceans, volcanoes, and ice floes? What makes the Earth hospitable for life? Is the Earth a common type of planet or some cosmic quirk? This course will introduce basic physics, chemistry, and math to understand planets, moons, rings, comets, asteroids, atmospheres, and oceans. Understanding other worlds will help us save our own planet and help us understand our place in the universe. This course is web-based.