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A must-attend conference! The Annual Land Use Law and Planning Conference is the leading source of information on California land use legislation, case law, and emerging issues that frame land use and development practices.
COM HLT 812
This intensive one-day seminar features the latest legislative amendments, proposed revisions to the CEQA Guidelines, court decisions handed down in the past year, and key issues and trends in CEQA practice.
PUB PLC X 461
Interested in the relationships between energy, climate, and the environment? This class offers an in-depth exploration of this interrelationship, focusing on how energy solutions address climate change politically.
GEOG XL 1
This course explores Earth's physical environment, with particular reference to the distribution of landforms and climate and their significant to human populations.
ENVIRON XL M133
This course focuses on the relationship between society and the environment. Analysis in detail of interrelations between social factors and environmental factors.
PUB PLC X 477
This online course explores contemporary food system on a local, regional, and global scale through diverse theoretical, applied, and ethical perspectives.
URBN PL XLC 216
This course is open only for students in the Food Studies Graduate Certificate program, and provides an overview of food studies encompassing a wide variety of fields.
ENVIRON UL 700
This free student information session reviews how the UCLA Extension's Sustainability Certificate can help you reach your personal and career goals. Interact with our program instructors to learn how you can bring sustainability into your current role.
MGMT X 481.5
This course provides an overview of global business practices in sustainability, focusing on the business rationale for sustainability, examining why and how businesses are addressing environmental and sustainability issues.
POL SCI XL 149Z
This course gives a broad overview and introduces students to the American political system.
URBN PL 877.6
LAFCO: Planning and Regulating the Boundaries and Service Areas of Cities and Special Districts in California
This intensive one-day seminar explores the delivery of local governmental services associated with new development, population growth, agricultural preservation, and urban sprawl.
GLBL ST XL 160Z
This course studies the phenomenon of globalization through the prominent case study of Los Angeles. It includes a survey of how LA has become integrated into the world economy as well as how LA is a receiver of globalization.
GEOG XL 5
Interested in learning about how human activity impacts the environment? If so, this course is for you. It explores the many ways humans influence the environment on local, national, and international scales.
ENVIRON X 400
This course lays the foundation for the study of global sustainability by providing a basic understanding of environmental systems and the interrelationship and effect of humans upon the environment.
Format: Online | Classroom
MGMT X 401
This course explores the business of sustainability through real-world and applied business case studies from various industries.
ENVIRON X 402
This course addresses the equity of sustainability efforts by individuals and groups, exploring environmental justice and socio-cultural behaviors that affect beliefs, change, and decision-making.
PUB PLC X 462
This course is designed for those looking to comprehend the intricacies of policymaking and how it aligns with local and global politics.
PUB PLC X 460.5
Students are exposed to real-world challenges and opportunities in implementing renewable energy projects in this rigorous course that uses real case studies from renewable energy industry.
MGMT X 403
This course offers each student the opportunity to create and develop a “Startup Company” deploying practical social entrepreneurship tools while taking advantage of expert guidance along the way.
This intensive two-day seminar presents the fundamentals of CEQA, with emphasis on the policies and procedures. It is designed for anyone new to CEQA as well as those needing a comprehensive refresher.
ENVIRON X 405
This course looks at how we integrate environmentally, socially and financially viable practices into an organization’s complete product and managing the supply base for innovation.
ENVIRON X 403
Designed for self-starters, this unique hands-on course prepares students for careers in sustainability consulting and business while simultaneously applying knowledge gained in the Sustainability Certificate.
UCLA Extension’s Humanities & Sciences Department is celebrating the 10th year of our Sustainability Certificate! Join us on November 16th, from 6-9 pm at the Botanical Gardens on the UCLA campus.
PUB PLC X 495
This internship course provides students with a unique experiential learning opportunity in the sustainability industry, all while being guided and mentored by an instructor.
Format: Independent Study/Internship
PUB PLC X 478
Through informative field trips, this course examines the concepts, practices, and policies of sustainable food and agriculture in the U.S. and globally.
ENVIRON X 14
Through online discussions, media assignments, and narrated lectures, this course provides a scientific overview of the oceans with a strong focus on ecosystems and environmental issues.