Environmental Studies Major

Requirements for the Major

Fundamental Background:

ENS 210Introduction to Environmental Studies

3

 

ENS 270Introduction to Ecology

3

OR

BIO 370Principles of Ecology

4

Interdisciplinary Cores

Students take one course from each core. Two of the three courses must be 300-level or higher.

One of the following humanities courses:

CRW 270Creative Writing on Nature and the Environment

3

ENG 386

PHI 145Environmental Ethics

3

PHI 305"Eat Your Values": The Ethics of Food

3

One of the following social studies courses:

ANT 360GIS and the Environment

3

ECO 355Environmental Economics

3

HIS 361American Environmental History

3

One of the following science courses:

BIO 315Freshwater Ecology

4

BIO 375Conservation Biology

3

CHE 351Chemistry of the Environment

3

Tracks Students take five courses from the following list of ENS-credit courses, if not previously taken as Interdisciplinary Core course options.

At least three of these courses must be numbered 300 or higher, adding to a minimum of six courses numbered 300 or higher for the major (including core course options and senior seminar). Three of the five courses are chosen from one of the three tracks in humanities, social studies, or sciences, and two are chosen from one or both of the other tracks.

Humanities:

CRW 270Creative Writing on Nature and the Environment

3

ENG 386

PHI 145Environmental Ethics

3

PHI 305"Eat Your Values": The Ethics of Food

3

Social Studies:

ANT 350Ecological Anthropology

3

ANT 351Climate Change and Human Society in the Past

3

ANT 360GIS and the Environment

3

ECO 355Environmental Economics

3

ECO 365Sustainability

3

ECO 459Regulating the Environment: The Economist's Perspective

3

ENS 251Human Ecology in the Yucatan

3

ENS 310Environmental Justice

3

ENS 315Environmental Conflict and Negotiation

3

ENS 420Rivers and Adaptive Ecosystem Management

3

ENS 430Human Dimensions of Climate Change

3

HIS 361American Environmental History

3

POL 433American Environmental Policy

3

REL 453World Hunger and the Environment

3

Sciences:

BIO 280Into the Abyss: Cave Ecology

3

BIO 315Freshwater Ecology

4

BIO 375Conservation Biology

3

BNS 330Animal Behavior

3

CHE 351Chemistry of the Environment

3

MAT 260Environment Modeling

3

Senior Seminar

ENS 500Senior Seminar

3

NOTE: Many of the courses listed above have prerequisites, and several courses are not offered regularly or are offered only once every two years. Students are encouraged to consult with a program committee member early on to discuss course offering schedules and options for an emphasis in the major or minor. Upon program committee approval, additional courses may be added to the list of courses fulfilling major and minor requirements.