Sep 21, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Studies Major


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Environmental Studies Major (11 courses):


Required: Environmental Studies Practicum


Environmental Studies Practicum (Totaling One Full Course)

Choose one:

Required: Environmental Theory and Practice


Environmental Theory and Practice (One Full Course) *recommended for Junior or Senior year

Choose one:

Choose FOUR electives (Four courses total)


NOTE: Three electives will be guided by a theme which pairs with the required Theory/Practice course (see below for examples; student will work with their advisor on their choice of theme); the fourth elective can be any course from the full elective list:

Examples of Themes


  • A policy and planning theme in which students will take the ES327 Environmental Policy theory/practice course and three of the following courses (ES305 Environmental Justice, ES311 Community and Environmental Planning, ES358 Global Environmental Politics, ES325 Politics of Food, EC351 Environmental Economics, ES211 Water Resources, ES310 Environmental Hazards, ES301 Advanced Topics in Environmental Studies (with approved topical focus).
  • An environmental systems theme in which students will take ES327 Environmental Policy OR ES306 Environmental Justice and three of the following courses (ES211 Water Resources, ES260 Geographic Information Systems; BI238 Ecosystem Ecology or BI242 Community Ecology, ES310 Environmental Hazards; ES301 Advanced Topics in Environmental Studies (with approved topical focus, e.g. environmental restoration, earth science, or energy and climate change)
  • An environmental imagination theme, in which students will take the ES307 Environmental Humanities course and three of the following courses (ES332 Eco and Environmental Art, ES351 American Wilderness, RS239 Religion, Ecology and Ethics, PH209 Philosophy of Science, Tech and Environment,MJD215 Wilderness Photography, MJD303 Nature and Outdoor Writing,EN339 Nature, Perception, Imagination, EN404 Film and the Environment; ES301 Advanced Topics in Environmental Studies (with approved topic focus, e.g. Buddhism and the Environment; Animal Studies)
  • A justice and sustainability theme, in which students will take ES306 Environmental Justice and three of the following electives (ES310 Environmental Hazards; ES211 Water Resources, ES265 Food and Sustainability, ES327 Environmental Policy, ES340 Sustainable Entrepreneurship, ES/PO Politics of Food, EC351 Environmental Economics; ES301 Advanced Topics in Environmental Studies (approved topic focus e.g. Environmental Education, Environmental Restoration)


* An appropriately themed internship (ES 499) may count as an elective in any of the themes but it may not also count as the Practicum course.

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