Summer Abroad Japan - Courses

UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Japan, Sustainability of the Built Environment Program, Header Image, Courses Page

Japan—Sustainability of the Built Enviornment

UC Davis Summer Abroad is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting.  Students will earn 8* quarter units in four weeks; therefore, students should expect a rigorous academic course work that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option. 

Students on Summer Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

See Academics to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements. 

* Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in an additional unit.

The program schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.


Sustainability of the Built Environment - Draft Syllabus (PDF)


Engineering (ENG) 35. Statics (4 units) 

Prerequisite: C- or better in Physics 9A; Mathematics 21D (may be concurrent). Force systems and equilibrium conditions with emphasis on engineering problems. GE credit: SciEng

Civil and Environmental Engineering (ECI) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP grading only)

This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.


Summer Abroad will be enforcing the completion of Physics 9A and MAT 21D  (or campus equivalent) before departure. Prerequisites can only be waived by individualized consent of instructor—please contact the instructor if you wish to discuss this option. Failure to complete unwaived prerequisites can result in administrative withdrawal and fees owed accordingly.

Physics 9AClassical Physics (5 units)Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—2.5 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21B. Introduction to general principles and analytical methods used in physics for physical science and engineering majors. Classical mechanics. Only 2 units of credit to students who have completed course 1A or 7B. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 9HA. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, S. (F, S.)

MAT 21D. Vector Analysis (4)*Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 21C or 21CH. Continuation of course 21C. Definite integrals over plane and solid regions in various coordinate systems. Line and surface integrals. Green's theorem, Stoke's theorem, divergence theorem. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

* MAT 21D can be waived by permission of the instructor. Please contact the instructor if you have this need.