2023-2024 Catalog

UEP 101 Environment and Society

This is an introductory course on environment and society designed for students with an interest in urban and environmental issues who might want to pursue further studies in Urban and Environmental Policy. It is also offered for those who are interested in the topic even though they will be pursuing another major. The course will include lectures and presentations in several different topical areas; films and speakers that provide insight into the environmental problems and alternative solutions including those based here in Los Angeles; and class discussions and presentation sessions on the readings and topics. The course provides an broad introduction into core topics in urban and environmental policy such as: water issues (where our water comes from); wastes and hazards issues (sources and impacts of pollution); climate change transportation and land use issues (where we work and live and commute); nature in the city (the urban environment); and food system issues (where our food comes from and how it is manufactured and sold) the intersection of science and policy and others.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity