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

Boyd
TBA - TBA
560
Dimensions of Climate Change
Online
Oristaglio
W - 12:00-1:50
   
565
International Environmental Challenges and Opportunities
In Person
Zimmerman
TBA - TBA
   
570
Public Finance
Online
Seto
W - 5:30-6:45
   
573
Urban Ecology for Local and Regional Decision Making
Online
Grove
Tu - 5:00pm-7:50pm

Grove
TBA - TBA
575
Environmental Leadership

Faculty
Th - 5:00pm
   
577
Environmental Communicator (Feb 3-Mar 10)
Online
Vance
W - 7:00-8:20pm

Vance
Tentative
578
PSC: Financial Concepts for Environmental Managers
Online
Burke
M - 6:00pm-8:00pm (Fall-2)
   
590
The Climate Change Negotiations: A Practical Approach
   
Biniaz
Tentative
592
Documentary Film Workshop
Online
Musser
W - 10:30-1:20
Online
Musser
T-7:00-9:30pm; W-10:30-1:20pm

Musser
TBA - TBA
594
Global Carbon Cycle
   
Faculty
TBA - TBA
595
Yale Environment Review
In Person
Kotchen
Th - 12:00-12:50
In Person
Kotchen
Th - 12:00-1:00

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
Online
Marlon
M - 10:00-12:50

Queenborough
TBA - TBA
604
Social Entrepreneurship in Public Health
Hybrid
Chahine
M,W - 1:30-2:50
   
605
Environmental Risk Communication
Hybrid
Schwarz
Tu,Th - 3:00-4:20

Schwarz
TBA - TBA
606
Methods in Climate Change and Health Research
   
Faculty
TBA - TBA
608
Air Pollution and Public Health
Online
Faculty
W - 10:00-11:50: 2:00-2:50

Faculty
TBA - TBA
609
Industrial Symbiosis - Value Creation through Data & Resource Sharing
In Person
Chertow
Tu - 8:30-9:50 & 4:40-6:00

Lifset
TBA - TBA
613
Writing as a Public Scholar
Hybrid
Wilson
Th - 1:00-3:50

Wilson
TBA - TBA
616
Global Crisis Response
   
Faculty
TBA - TBA
618
Economy is Ecology: Anthropology of Agriculture
   
Carpenter
TBA - TBA
619
Philosophical Environmental Ethics
   
Latham
TBA - TBA
620
Integrative Assessment
Online
Mendelsohn
M,W - 1:00-2:20
   
622
Decarbonizing Pathways to Limit Climate Change
Online
Levin
Th - 5:30-7:20

Faculty
Tentative
624
Economics of Sustainability
   
Fenichel
TBA - TBA
625
Writing Workshop
   
Cohn
TBA - TBA
626
Seminar: Writing for Publication in the Natural Sciences
Online
Queenborough
Tu - 11:30-12:30
   
629
North American Drylands: Ecology and Land Use
Online
Lauenroth
M,W - 10:00-11:20
   
630
The Physical Science of Climate Change
Online
Lee
M,W - 10:00-11:20

Lee
TBA - TBA
631
Poverty, Environment and Inequality
Online
Taylor
Th - 1:00-3:50
   
632
Social Entrepreneurship Lab
Online
Chahine
TBA - 2 sections: see description for times

Chahine
Tentative
633
Critical Race Theory
Online
Torres
W - 5:00pm-7:50pm

Torres
TBA - TBA
634
Ecology of Global Drylands
   
Lauenroth
TBA - TBA
635
Renewable Energy Project Finance
Online
Gross
M,W - 2:30-3:50

Gross
TBA - TBA
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
TBA - TBA
650
Seminar in Wildland Fire Science and Management
Online
Ashton
M - 4:00-5:20
   
652
Wood: Structure and Function
Online
Brodersen
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:20

Brodersen
TBA - TBA
653
Maple: From Tree to Table
Online
Orefice
M - 5:30-6:50

Orefice
TBA - TBA
654
Structure, Function, and Development of Trees
Online
Berlyn
Tu,Th - 4:00-5:20

Berlyn
TBA - TBA
656
Tree Physiology and Ecophysiology
Online
Berlyn
Tu,Th - 4:00-5:20

Berlyn
TBA - TBA
659
The Practice of Silviculture: Principles in Applied Forest Ecology (Friday field trips)
Hybrid
Ashton
M,W,F - 8:00-9:50

Ashton
TBA - TBA
660
Forest Dynamics
Online
Duguid
Tu,Th - 10:00-11:20

Duguid
TBA - TBA
664
Managing River Systems in a Changing Landscape
Online
Faculty
Tu,Th - 5:30-6:50
   
668
Field Trips in Forest Resource Management and Silviculture

Ashton
Tentative

Ashton
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 Stability in a Changing Climate
   
Ashton
TBA - TBA
677
Ecological Restoration
Online
Duguid
Tu,Th - 10:00-11:20
   
679
Plant Ecophysiology
Online
Brodersen
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:20

Brodersen
TBA - TBA
683
Seminar in Tropical Forest Restoration
   
Ashton
TBA - TBA
684
Forest Finance
Hybrid
Spalding
M,W - 5:00pm-6:20pm

Spalding
TBA - TBA
685
Engaging Landholders and Communities in Conserving and Restoring Tropical Forest Landscapes
Online
Garen
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:20
   
688
Forest Management and Operations
Hybrid
Orefice
M,W - 2:30-3:50

Orefice
TBA - TBA
692
Science and Practice of Temperate Agroforestry
Hybrid
Orefice
M,W - 3:00-4:20

Orefice
TBA - TBA
693
Advanced Readings: Social Science of Development and Conservation
In Person
Carpenter
W - 9:00-11:50
   
695
Yale Forest Forum Speaker Series: The Promise and Practice of Community-Based Forest Management
Online
Faculty
Th - 1130-12:50
   
701
Seminar on Climate Change Policy and Economics
   
Mendelsohn
TBA - TBA
704
Workshop on Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry with Drones
   
Lee
TBA - TBA
705
Current Topics in Global Climate Change
   
Faculty
TBA - TBA
706
Organic Pollutants in the Environment
Online
Anisfeld
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:20
   
707
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
In Person
Benoit
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:15

Benoit
TBA - TBA
708
Aquatic Chemistry
Online
Benoit
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:!5

Benoit
TBA - TBA
709
Lectures, Discussions and Applications of Soil Science
Hybrid
Bradford
M,W - 1:00-2:20

Bradford
TBA - TBA
712
Water Management
Online
Anisfeld
Tu,Th - 4:00-5:20

Anisfeld
TBA - TBA
713
Coastal Ecosystems
Hybrid
Anisfeld
M,W - 3:00-4:20
   
714
Environmental Hydrology
   
Saiers
TBA - TBA
716
Renewable Energy

Faculty
TBA - TBA
   
717
Tropical Field Ecology
   
Comita
TBA - TBA
718
Climate Change Seminar
Online
Raymond
Tu - 4:00-5:20
   
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
Online
Lee
Tu,Th - 9:00-10:15

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
729
Caribbean Coastal Development: Science and Policy
Online
Benoit
M,W - 1:00-2:15

Benoit
TBA - TBA
734
Biological Oceanography
Online
Decker
Tu,Th - 11:35-12:50
   
742
Fundamentals of Working with People
Online
DeCew
Tu,Th - 8:00-9:20

DeCew
TBA - TBA
743
Strategic Environmental Communication
Online
Leiserowitz
M,W - 1:00-2:20

Leiserowitz
TBA - TBA
744
Conservation Science and Landscape Planning
   
Schmitz
TBA - TBA
747
Global Communication Skills
Online
Vance
TBA - TBA

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

Klinkenborg
TBA - TBA
751
Sampling Methodology and Practice
Online
Gregoire
M,W - 10:00-11:20

Gregoire
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
   
755
Modeling Geographic Space
Online
Tomlin
W - 9:00-11:50

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

Tomlin
TBA - TBA
757
Data Exploration and Analysis
Online
Reuning-Scherer
Tu,Th - 9-10:15
Online
Reuning-Scherer
Tu,Th - 9:00-10:15

Reuning-Scherer
Tu,Th - 9:00-10:15

Reuning-Scherer
TBA - TBA
758
Multivariate Data Analysis in the Environmental Sciences
Online
Reuning-Scherer
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:15

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
Online
Vedder
Tu,Th - 4:00-5:20

Vedder
TBA - TBA
761
Negotiating International Agreements: The Case of Climate Change
Online
Biniaz
M - 2:10-4:00

Biniaz
TBA - TBA
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
   
763
Political Economy of Climate Change
Online
Meckling
Tu - 3:00-5:50
   
764
Sociology of Sacred Values: Modernity, Ecology, and Policy
   
Farrell
TBA - TBA
767
Building a Conservation Toolkit: From Project Design to Evaluation
Online
Vedder
M,W - 4:00-5:20

Vedder
TBA - TBA
770
Western Lands and Communities Field Clinic: Research to Practice
   
Farrell
TBA - TBA
771
Fundamentals of Green Engineering and Green Chemistry
Online
Anastas
M,W - 10:00-11:20
   
773
Air Pollution Control (APC)
Online
Gentner
M,W - 2:30-3:45

Gentner
TBA - TBA
775
Federal Indian Law
Online
Torres
T/W 4:10-5:35

Torres
TBA - TBA
777
Water Quality Control
Online
Kim
Tu,Th - 2:30-3:45

Kim
Tentative
781
Applied Spatial Statistics
Online
Gregoire
Tu,Th - 10:00-11:20

Gregoire
TBA - TBA
782
Globalization Space

Easterling
M,W - 10:30-11:50

Easterling
TBA - TBA
785
Asian Religions and Ecology
Online
Grim
Tu - 4:00-6:00

Grim
TBA - TBA
788
Urban Landscapes and Geographies of Justice
Online
Doolittle
T-2:00-3:50; F (workshop) 10:00-11:50

Doolittle
TBA - TBA
789
Energy and Development
   
Rao
TBA - TBA
793
Climate Change, Societal Collapse, and Resilience

Weiss
Th - 3:30-5:20

Weiss
TBA - TBA
795
Nature as Capital: Merging Ecological and Economic Models
In Person
Fenichel
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:20
   
796
Biopolitics of Human-Nonhuman Relations
   
Dove
TBA -
799
Sustainable Development Goals and Implementation
Online
Geballe
Tu,Th - 11:35-12:50

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
Fenichel
W - 4:00-5:20
Online
Fenichel
W - 3:00-4:30

Gillingham
TBA - TBA

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

Chertow
TBA - TBA
811
Metrics, Tools and Indicators in Corporate Responsibility
Online
Cort
Tu,Th - 10:20-11:40

Cort
Tentative
814
Energy Systems Analysis
Hybrid
Rao
M,W - 8:00-9:20

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

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

Kooris
TBA - TBA
819
Strategies for Land Conservation
Online
Gentry
Tu - 2:30-5:20

Gentry
TBA - TBA
820
Land Use Law and Environmental Planning
Online
Shansky
M,W - 4:00-5:20

Shansky
TBA - TBA
822
Strategic Communication: Delivering Effective Presentations(see description for section times and dates)
   
Reich
Tentative
824
Environmental Law and Policy
In Person
Klee
Tu,Th - 10:00-11:20

Klee
TBA - TBA
826
Foundations of Natural Resource Policy and Management
Online
Clark
M - 1:00-3:50

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

Clark
TBA - TBA
834
Environmental Economics and Policy
Online
Kotchen
Tu,Th - 10:00-11:20

Faculty
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)
Online
Bacher
Onlie

Bacher
TBA - TBA
836
Agrarian Societies: Culture, Society, History, and Development

Faculty
W - 1:30-3:20

Faculty
TBA - TBA
838
Life-Cycle Assessment
Online
Yao
Tu,Th - 10:00-11:20

Faculty
TBA - TBA
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
TBA - TBA
850
International Organizations and Conferences
Online
Geballe
Tu - 3:00-5:50
   
852
Food Systems and Environmental Law
Online
Faculty
W - 4:10-6:00
   
857
Environmental History and Values
Online
Grim
W - 4:00-6:00

Grim
TBA - TBA
860
Understanding Environmental Campaigns and Policymaking: Strategies and Tactics
Online
Northrop
Tu - 2:30-5:20
   
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

Yao
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
Online
Faculty
F - 3:00-4:50

Vasiliou
TBA - TBA
894
Green Building: Issues and Perspectives
Hybrid
Yost
F - 8:00-10:50

Yost
TBA - TBA
896
Public Health Toxicology
Online
Vasiliou
Th-1:00-2:50; F-1:00-1:50

Vasiliou
TBA - TBA
897
Environmental and Occupational Exposure Science
Online
Deziel
W-3:00-4:50; F-2:00-2:50

Faculty
TBA - TBA
898
Environment and Human Health
Online
Bell
Tu - 1:00-3:50

Bell
TBA - TBA
900
Doctoral Student Seminar and Responsible Conduct of Research
Hybrid
Schmitz
Tu - 1:00-4:00

Schmitz
TBA - TBA
902
Environmental Anthropology Research Lab
Online
Dove
F - 1:00-3:50
Online
Dove
F - 1:00-4:00

Dove
TBA - TBA

Dove
TBA - TBA
910
Survival Skills for Doctoral Students
Online
Lauenroth
Th - 9:00-11:50
   
953
Sustainable Business Capstone Consulting Clinic
Hybrid
Boyd
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:20

Boyd
TBA - TBA
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
Hybrid
Ashton
W - 6:30-7:50

Ashton
TBA - TBA

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

Ashton
TBA - TBA
958
Sustainable Business Capstone Consulting Clinic- Entrepreneurs
Online
Boyd
Tu,Th - 1:00-2:20

Boyd
TBA - TBA
959
Clinic in Climate Justice, Climate Policy, the Law, and Public Health
Online
Engelman-Lado
Th - 3:00-4:50
Online
Engelman-Lado
M - 10:00-11:50

Faculty
TBA - TBA

Faculty
TBA - TBA
960
Climate Solutions Capstone: Nature Based Solutions Clinic
Hybrid
Gentry
Tu,Th - 3:00-4:20

Gentry
TBA - TBA
961
Environmental Law and Politics: Research and Advanced Topics Seminar
Online
Wargo
W - 1:00-3:50
   
964
Large-Scale Conservation: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy
Online
Clark
W - 1:00-3:50

Clark
TBA - TBA
970
Environmental Protection Clinic Policy and Advocacy (Follows Law School Calendar -)
Online
Kysar
Tu - 12:10-2:00
Online
Kysar
Tu - 12:10-2:00

Kysar
TBA - TBA

Kysar
TBA - TBA
971
Land Use Clinic
In Person
Bacher
W - 10:00-11:20

Bacher
TBA - TBA
972
Advanced Environmental Protection Clinic (Follows Law School Calendar)
Online
Kysar
Tu - 12:10-2:00
Online
Kysar
Tu - 12:10-2:00

Kysar
TBA - TBA

Kysar
TBA - TBA
973
Capstone on Waste in the Urban Environment: Technology, Policy, and Management
In Person
Miatto
Tu,Th - 2:30-3:50

Miatto
Tentative
977
Nature Based Carbon Solutions in the Urban Realm: The Yale Campus as a Case Study
   
Schmitz
TBA - TBA
979
Climate Solutions Capstone: Sub-National Actors Clinic
In Person
Klee
W - 2:30-5:20

Klee
TBA - TBA
980
Social Justice in the Global Food System Capstone
Hybrid
Reynolds
Th - 3:00-5:50

Reynolds
TBA - TBA
981
Climate, Animals, Food, and Environment Law & Policy Lab (Pre-Registration Deadline: Oct 28)
Online
Kysar
M - 4:10-6:00

Kysar
Tentative

Kysar
Tentative
985
Capstone: Neighborhood Planning Workshop
   
Kooris
TBA - TBA
991
Advanced Climate, Animals, Food, and Environment Law and Policy Lab
Online
Kysar
M - 4:10-6:00
Online
Kysar
M - 4:10-6:00

Kysar
Tentative

Kysar
Tentative