Offered Courses

Course Name
Code
Credits

Introduction to Environmental Studies

ENV1015
3

This course provides a framework for understanding relationships between people and the environment. Employing methods and perspectives from the humanities and social sciences, we consider subjects including definitions of nature, conservation, and preservation, the regulation of common resources, climate change and other environmental problems, and impacts of population, affluence and poverty, urbanization, and technology on the environment.


Offered: Fall, odd years

Environmental Harm and Mitigation Strategies

ENV1210
3

This course examines the problems in the interactions between human society and our natural environment. It is an introductory exploration of the pressures and correctives which our society places on all our life-sustaining ecosystems, while at the same time being utterly dependent on them. We will examine the depth and scope of the problems, the development of protective policies, and the variety of views on how best to proceed, at local, state, national, and global levels. Simultaneously, we will gain some hands-on experience at the local level with our service-learning work with the local community. A full understanding of the scope of environmental harm we are now facing can be very discouraging, so the course will also focus on the myriad ways, large and small, that we can and already do work to overcome the harm.


Offered: Periodically

Independent Study

ENV2910
1-3

By arrangement with the coordinator of Environmental Studies. Signed contract required at time of registration.

Internship in Environmental Studies

ENV3810
1-12

By arrangement with the coordinator of Environmental Studies. Signed contract required at time of registration.

Independent Study

ENV4910
1-3

A student-faculty contract determines content. Intended for students wishing to study upper-level Environmental Studies content not otherwise available or to carry out research in the field of Environmental Studies. Signed contract required at time of registration. By arrangement with instructor, environmental studies coordinator, and department chair.