Course Listings

For Fall 2020, YSE courses will be delivered in one of the three formats listed below. To find the delivery format for a course, look in the “Fall 2020” column in the chart below, or in the “Teaching Mode” field on the course details page. Regardless of the delivery format, all courses will be recorded and posted to the respective course Canvas pages for asynchronous viewing.

  1. In Person: The faculty member intends to physically be in the classroom, and there will also be a live synchronous online component for those unable to attend in person.
    1. Please note that in this scenario, the number of students intending to attend classes in person may result in students attending class in person on an assigned alternating schedule to accommodate social distancing policies. For example, a “Green” team may attend classes in person on certain days while a “Blue” team may attend classes in person on other days.
  2. Online: The faculty member and students will be online for synchronous class time without any physical classroom presence.
  3. Hybrid: The faculty member will teach some portion of the course in person and some portion of the course online, in a format tailored to best meet the needs of the course.

The labels presented offer our best understanding of faculty preferences at this time, and will be updated as anything changes. Note that each Yale school is taking an approach that best meets its needs, so courses offered elsewhere at the university will be delivered in a variety of formats.  Students should reach out to the school, department, or faculty member to learn more.

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511
Ecological Patterns and Processes
Online
Freidenburg
Th - 10:00-11:20

Freidenburg
TBA - TBA
512
Microeconomics for Environmental Management
Online
Kotchen
M,W - 1:00-2:20

Kotchen
TBA - TBA
521
Physical Science Foundations for Environmental Managers
Online
Anisfeld
Th - 8:00-9:20

Anisfeld
TBA - TBA
522
Introduction to Environmental Social Sciences
Online
Doolittle
Tu,Th - 6:00pm-7:20pm

Doolittle
TBA - TBA
550
Natural Science Research Methods
In Person
Dobson
Tu,Th - 8:00-9:20

Lauenroth
TBA - TBA
551
Qualitative Social Science Research Methods
Online
Doolittle
Tu,Th - 8:00-9:00

Doolittle
TBA - TBA
552
Master's Student Research Colloquium
Faculty
TBA - TBA
Faculty
TBA - TBA
553
Perspectives: Environmental Leadership
Online
Zimmerman
Tu - 8:00-9:00

Faculty
TBA - TBA
573
Urban Ecology for Local and Regional Decision Making
Online
Grove
Tu - 5:00pm-7:50pm

Grove
Tentative
577
PSC: Environmental Communicator (Dates TBD)
Vance
TBA - TBA
Vance
Tentative
578
PSC: Financial Concepts for Environmental Managers
Online
Burke
M - 6:00pm-8:00pm (Fall-2)
   
583
American Energy History
Tentative (No Semester) Tentative (No Semester)
584
Agricultural Climate Change Mitigation
Toensmeier
Tentative
Toensmeier
Tentative
590
The Climate Change Negotiations: A Practical Approach
   
Biniaz
Tentative
592
Documentary Film Workshop
Online
Musser
W - 10:30-1:20
Musser

Musser
Tentative
Musser
Tentative
595
Yale Environment Review
In Person
Kotchen
TBA - TBA
Kotchen
TBA - TBA

Kotchen
TBA - TBA
Kotchen
TBA - TBA
602
Ecosystems and Landscapes
In Person
Bradford
M,W - 8:00-9:20

Bradford
TBA - TBA
603
Environmental Data Visualization & Communication
Marlon
TBA - TBA
Queenborough
TBA - TBA
604
Social Entrepreneurship in Public Health
Hybrid
Chahine
TBA - TBA
   
605
Environmental Risk Communication
Hybrid
Schwarz
Th - 3:00-5:50

Schwarz
Tentative
608
Air Pollution and Public Health

Faculty
W - 10:00-11:50: 2:00-2:50

Faculty
Tentative
612
Waste and Materials Management: Fundamentals and Frontiers
   
Faculty
Tentative
613
Writing as a Public Scholar
Wilson
TBA - TBA
Wilson
TBA - TBA
620
Integrative Assessment
Online
Mendelsohn
M,W - 1:00-2:20
   
625
Writing Workshop
Cohn
TBA - TBA
Cohn
Tentative
628
Global Aspects of Food and Nutrition
Tentative (No Semester) Tentative (No Semester)
629
North American Drylands: Ecology and Land Use
Lauenroth
TBA - TBA
   
630
The Physical Science of Climate Change
Lee
TBA - TBA
Lee
TBA - TBA
632
Intro to Social Entrepreneurship
Chahine
Tentative
Chahine
Tentative
633
Critical Race Theory
Online
Torres
W - 5:00pm-7:50pm
   
634
Ecology of Global Drylands
    Lauenroth
TBA - TBA
635
Renewable Energy Project Finance
Gross
TBA - TBA
Gross
Tentative
642
Environmental Justice/Climate Justice
Online
Torres
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:20

Torres
TBA - TBA
645
Urbanization, Global Change and Sustainability
Online
Seto
M - 3:00-5:50

Seto
TBA - TBA
646
Foundations of Agriculture and Environment
Online
Wood
Tu - 10:00-12:50

Wood
Tentative
652
Wood: Structure and Function
Brodersen
TBA - TBA

Brodersen
TBA - TBA
653
Maple: From Tree to Table
Orefice
Tentative
Orefice
Tentative
654
Structure, Function, and Development of Trees
In Person
Berlyn
Tu,Th - 4:00-5:20

Berlyn
TBA - TBA
656
Tree Physiology and Ecophysiology
Berlyn
TBA - TBA
Berlyn
TBA - TBA
659
The Practice of Silviculture: Principles in Applied Forest Ecology (Friday field trips)
Ashton
TBA - TBA
Ashton
TBA - TBA
660
Forest Dynamics
Online
Duguid
Tu,Th - 10:00-11:20

Duguid
TBA - TBA
668
Field Trips in Forest Resource Management and Silviculture
Ashton
TBA - TBA
Ashton
Tentative
669
Forest Ecosystem Management and Operations (Friday field trips)
Faculty
Tentative
Faculty
Tentative
670
Southern Forest and Forestry Field Trip
Faculty
Tentative
Faculty
Tentative
671
Temperate Woody Plant Taxonomy and Dendrology
   
Duguid
TBA - TBA
674
Seminar in Forest Ecosystem Health and Climate Change
Ashton
TBA - TBA
Ashton
Tentative
679
Plant Ecophysiology
Online
Brodersen
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:20

Brodersen
TBA - TBA
681
Ethnobotany
   
Vandebroek
Tentative
683
Seminar in Tropical Forest Restoration in Human Dominated Landscapes
    Ashton
TBA - TBA
684
Forest Finance
Hybrid
Spalding
M,W - 5:00pm-6:20pm

Spalding
Tentative
688
Forested Management and Landscape Planning
Orefice
TBA - TBA
Orefice
Tentative
692
Science and Practice of Temperate Agroforestry
Hybrid
Orefice
M,W - 3:00-4:20

Orefice
Tentative
693
Advanced Readings: Social Science of Development and Conservation
Carpenter
TBA - TBA
Carpenter
TBA - TBA
701
Climate Change Economics Seminar
    Mendelsohn
TBA - TBA
704
Workshop on Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry with Drones
   
Lee
TBA - TBA
706
Organic Pollutants in the Environment
Anisfeld
TBA - TBA
   
707
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
Online
Benoit
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:15

Benoit
TBA - TBA
708
Aquatic Chemistry
Benoit
TBA - TBA
Benoit
TBA - TBA
709
Lectures, Discussions and Applications of Soil Science
Bradford
TBA - TBA
   
712
Water Management
Anisfeld
TBA - TBA

Anisfeld
TBA - TBA
713
Coastal Ecosystems
Hybrid
Anisfeld
M,W - 3:00-4:20
   
714
Environmental Hydrology
    Saiers
TBA - TBA
716
Renewable Energy
Smith
Tentative
Smith
Tentative
717
Tropical Field Ecology
    Comita
TBA - TBA
718
Physical Science Climate Change
Raymond
TBA - TBA
   
719
Making Climate Knowledge
   
Faculty
Tentative
720
Introduction to R
   
Queenborough
TBA - TBA
721
Climate Change Adaptation; Resilience and Resistance in Global Health
   
Faculty
Tentative
722
Boundary Layer Meteorology
Hybrid
Lee
Intro in person Class: Monday, August 31
   
723
Wetlands Ecology, Conservation & Management
Online
Freidenburg
M,W - 1:00-2:15

Freidenburg
TBA - TBA
724
Watershed Cycles and Processes
In Person
Saiers
M,W - 10:00-11:20

Saiers
TBA - TBA
726
Observing Earth from Space
Smith
TBA - TBA
Smith
TBA - TBA
727
Global Food Challenges
    Wargo
TBA - TBA
728
Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis in the Environmental Sciences
Online
Reuning-Scherer
Tu,Th - 10:00-11:20

Reuning-Scherer
TBA - TBA
731
Tropical Field Botany
    Michelangeli
TBA - TBA
734
Biological Oceanography
Decker
Tentative
Decker
Tentative
742
Fundamentals of Working with People
Gentry
TBA - TBA
Gentry
Tentative
743
Strategic Environmental Communication
Leiserowitz
TBA - TBA
Leiserowitz
Tentative
744
Conservation Science and Landscape Planning
    Schmitz
TBA - TBA
747
Global Communication Skills

Vance
Tentative

Vance
Tentative
750
Writing the World
Online
Klinkenborg
M - 3:00-5:50

Klinkenborg
Tentative
751
Sampling Methodology and Practice
Gregoire
TBA - TBA
Gregoire
TBA - TBA
752
Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Forests
   
Comita
TBA - TBA
753
Regression Modeling of Ecological and Environmental Data
Online
Gregoire
M,W - 10:00-11:20

Gregoire
TBA - TBA
754
Geospatial Software Design
Online
Tomlin
W - 9:00-11:50

Tomlin
TBA - TBA
755
Modeling Geographic Space
Tomlin
TBA - TBA
Tomlin
TBA - TBA
756
Modeling Geographic Objects
Online
Tomlin
Tu - 10:00-12:50

Tomlin
TBA - TBA
757
Data Exploration and Analysis

Faculty
Tu,Th - 9-10:15
Faculty
TBA - TBA
Faculty
Tentative
758
Multivariate Data Analysis in the Environmental Sciences
Reuning-Scherer
TBA - TBA
Reuning-Scherer
TBA - TBA
759
Power, Knowledge, and the Environment: Social Science
Online
Dove
M - 9:00-11:50

Dove
TBA - TBA
760
Conservation in Practice: An International Perspective
Vedder
TBA - TBA
Vedder
TBA - TBA
761
Negotiating International Agreements: The Case of Climate Change
Biniaz
Tentative
Biniaz
Tentative
762
Applied Math for Environmental Studies (AMES):Foundations for Measuring and Modeling Environmental and Socio-environmental Systems
Hybrid
Fenichel
M,W - 1:00-2:20

Fenichel
TBA - TBA
764
Nature, Rationality, and Moral Politics
   
Farrell
TBA - TBA
767
Building a Conservation Toolkit: From Project Design to Evaluation
Vedder
TBA - TBA
Vedder
TBA - TBA
769
Seminar on Public Lands and Policy in the American West
   
Farrell
TBA - TBA
771
Fundamentals of Green Engineering and Green Chemistry
Anastas
TBA - TBA
   
773
Air Pollution Control (APC)
Online
Gentner
M,W - 2:30-3:45

Gentner
Tentative
774
Agriculture: Origins, Evolution, Crises
Weiss
TBA - TBA

Weiss
Tentative
775
Federal Indian Law
Torres
TBA - TBA
   
777
Water Quality Control
Online
Kim
Tu,Th - 2:30-3:45

Kim
Tentative
781
Applied Spatial Statistics
Gregoire
TBA - TBA
Gregoire
TBA - TBA
782
Globalization Space: International Infrastructure and Extrastatecraft
Easterling
Tentative
Easterling
Tentative
783
Field Course in Environmental Sociology
Farrell
TBA - TBA
Farrell
Tentative
785
Asian Religions and Ecology
Grim
TBA - TBA
Grim
TBA - TBA
789
Energy and Development
    Rao
TBA - TBA
793
Climate Change, Societal Collapse, and Resilience

Weiss
Th - 3:30-5:20
Weiss
Tentative
796
Bio-Politics of Human-Animal Relations
    Dove
TBA -
799
Sustainable Development Goals and Implementation
Geballe
TBA - TBA
Geballe
TBA - TBA
800
Energy Economics and Policy Analysis
In Person
Gillingham
Tu,Th - 10:00-11:20

Gillingham
TBA - TBA
804
Economics of Environmental & Natural Resource Management
Online
Mendelsohn
M,W - 10:30-11:20
Mendelsohn
TBA - TBA
805
Seminar on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Online
Gillingham
W - 3:00-4:30
Gillingham
TBA - TBA

Gillingham
TBA - TBA
Gillingham
TBA - TBA
807
Corporate Sustainability Strategy and Management
In Person
Esty
M,W - 8:15-9:30

Faculty
Tentative
811
Metrics, Tools and Indicators in Corporate Responsibility
Cort
Tentative
Cort
Tentative
814
Energy Systems Analysis
Rao
TBA - TBA

Rao
TBA - TBA
816
Electric Utilities: an Industry in Transition
Online
Reilly
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:20

Reilly
Tentative
817
Urban, Suburban, and Regional Planning Practice
In Person
Kooris
W - 5:00-7:50

Kooris
TBA - TBA
819
Strategies for Land Conservation
Gentry
TBA - TBA
Gentry
TBA - TBA
820
Land Use Law and Environmental Planning
Shansky
TBA - TBA
Shansky
Tentative
822
Strategic Communication: Delivering Effective Presentations(see description for section times and dates)

Reich
TBA - TBA

Reich
Tentative
824
Environmental Law and Policy
In Person
Klee
Tu,Th - 10:00-11:20

Klee
Tentative
826
Foundations of Natural Resource Policy and Management
Clark
TBA - TBA

Clark
TBA - TBA
831
Society and Natural Resources Seminar: A “Reflexive Conversation"
Hybrid
Clark
W - 1:00-3:50

Clark
Tentative
834
Environmental Economics and Policy
Kotchen
TBA - TBA
Kotchen
TBA - TBA
835
Seminar on Land Use Planning
Hybrid
Bacher
W - 10:00-11:20

Bacher
TBA - TBA
835E
Seminar on Land Use Planning (Online)
Bacher
TBA - TBA
Bacher
TBA - TBA
836
Agrarian Societies: Culture, Society, History, and Development

Faculty
W - 1:30-3:20

Faculty
Tentative
838
Life Cycle Analysis
Faculty
Tentative
Faculty
Tentative
839
Social Science of Conservation and Development
In Person
Carpenter
Th - 10:00-12:50

Carpenter
TBA - TBA
840
Climate Change Policy and Perspectives
In Person
Esty
M,W - 10:00-11:20

Esty
Tentative
846
Perspectives on Environmental Injustices
Doolittle
TBA - TBA
Doolittle
TBA - TBA
850
International Organizations and Conferences
Hybrid
Geballe
Tu - 3:00-5:50

Geballe
Tentative
852
Food Systems and Environmental Law
Faculty
TBA - TBA
   
857
Environmental History and Values
Grim
TBA - TBA
Grim
TBA - TBA
860
Understanding Environmental Campaigns and Policymaking: Strategies and Tactics
Northrop
Tentative
   
873
Global Environmental History
Weiss
Tentative
Weiss
Tentative
877
Anthropology of the Global Economy for Conservation and Development
In Person
Carpenter
M - 3:00-5:50

Carpenter
TBA - TBA
878
Climate and Society: Past to Present
Online
Dove
Th - 1:30-3:20

Dove
TBA - TBA
884
Industrial Ecology
In Person
Chertow
M,W - 10:00-11:20

Faculty
TBA - TBA
891
Biology of Insect Disease Vectors
    Tentative (No Semester)
892
Introduction to Planning and Development

Garvin
Tu - 11:00-12:50

Garvin
Tentative
893
Principles of Risk Assessment
Vasiliou
Tentative
Vasiliou
Tentative
894
Green Building: Issues and Perspectives
Hybrid
Yost
F - 8:00-10:50

Yost
TBA - TBA
896
Public Health Toxicology
Vasiliou
Tentative
Vasiliou
Tentative
897
Environmental and Occupational Exposure Science
Faculty
Tentative
Faculty
Tentative
898
Environmental Health
   
Bell
TBA - TBA
900
Doctoral Student Seminar and Responsible Conduct of Research
Hybrid
Schmitz
Tu - 1:00-4:00

Schmitz
Tentative
902
Environmental Anthropology Research Lab
Online
Dove
F - 1:00-3:50
Dove
TBA - TBA

Dove
TBA - TBA
Dove
TBA - TBA
905
Doctoral Seminar in Environmental and Energy Economics
    Gillingham
TBA - TBA
910
Survival Skills for Doctoral Students
Lauenroth
TBA - TBA
Lauenroth
TBA - TBA
952
Political Ecology of Conservation and Restoration of Tropical Forest Landscapes
Doolittle
TBA - TBA
Doolittle
TBA - TBA
953
Sustainable Business Capstone Consulting Clinic

Boyd
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:20
Boyd
TBA - TBA

Burke
Tentative
954
Management Plans for Protected Areas (includes Friday and Saturday Field trips)
In Person
Ashton
M,W - 1:00-2:20

Faculty
TBA - TBA
955
Seminar in Research Analysis, Writing and Communication in Forest Ecology
Hybrid
Ashton
W - 5:00-6:20
Ashton
TBA - TBA

Ashton
Tentative
Ashton
Tentative
957
Field Skills in Land Stewardship
In Person
Ashton
M,W - 1:00-2:20

Ashton
TBA - TBA
959
Clinic in Climate Justice, Climate Policy, the Law, and Public Health
Online
Engelman-Lado
Th - 3:00-4:50
Engelman-Lado
TBA -

Engelman-Lado
Tentative
Engelman-Lado
Tentative
960
Climate Solutions Capstone: Nature Based Solutions Clinic
Hybrid
Gentry
Tu,Th - 3:00-4:20
   
961
Environmental Law and Politics: Research and Advanced Topics Seminar
Online
Wargo
W - 1:00-3:50

Wargo
TBA - TBA
964
Large-Scale Conservation: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy
Clark
TBA - TBA
Clark
TBA - TBA
970
Environmental Protection Clinic Policy and Advocacy (Follows Law School Calendar -)

Kysar
Tu - 12:10-2:00
Kysar
TBA - TBA

Kysar
TBA - TBA
Kysar
TBA - TBA
971
Land Use Clinic
Bacher
TBA - TBA
Bacher
Tentative
972
Advanced Environmental Protection Clinic (Follows Law School Calendar)

Kysar
Tu - 12:10-2:00
Kysar
TBA - TBA

Kysar
TBA - TBA
Kysar
TBA - TBA
973
Industrial Ecology Capstone
    Faculty
Tentative
975
Environmental Justice Capstone: Interdisciplinary Research and Practice at the Intersection of Civil Rights & the Environment (application process)
    Engelman-Lado
Tentative
979
Climate Solutions Capstone: Sub-National Actors Clinic
Klee
TBA -
Klee
Tentative
980
Social Justice in the Global Food System Capstone
Hybrid
Reynolds
Th - 3:00-5:50

Reynolds
Tentative
981
Climate, Animals, Food, and Environment Law & Policy Lab (Pre-Registration Deadline: June 25)
Kysar
TBA -

Kysar
Tentative
Kysar
Tentative
982
Green Engineering and Sustainability
Zimmerman
TBA - TBA
   
983
Water Resource Science & Management Capstone
Benoit
TBA - TBA
Benoit
TBA - TBA
984
Energy and Climate Change Policy Practicum
Utech
Tentative
Utech
Tentative
985
Capstone: Neighborhood Planning Workshop
Kooris
TBA - TBA
Kooris
TBA - TBA
991
Advanced Climate, Animals, Food, and Environment Law and Policy Lab

Kysar
M - 4:10-6:00
Kysar
TBA - TBA

Kysar
Tentative
Kysar
Tentative