ENV Courses

ENV 201 Cr. 3 Introduction to Environmental Studies

An interdisciplinary, introductory seminar which will explore current environmental issues from a variety of perspectives (scientific, historical, and social) and disciplines (natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities). Attitudes toward the natural world and approaches to public and private decisionmaking will also be examined. Some field trips will be used to examine local and regional practices and issues.

ENV 303 Cr. 3 Issues in Environmental Studies

This fully interdisciplinary seminar provides the opportunity to gain understanding of the scientific, historical, and ethical issues in ecological literacy and environmental responsibility by focusing on a specific environmental concern. Selected environmental issues with a specific focus will be offered. Examples are forestry, ground water, air pollution, ozone depletion, sustainable agriculture, overpopulation. Each offering will have a specific title according to the topic. Prerequisite: ENV 201 and six credits from the environmental studies minor list. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6.

ENV 450 Cr. 3 Internship in Environmental Studies

Direct work experience with an agency or organization that deals with environmental issues or problems from an interdisciplinary perspective. The student works under supervision of both faculty adviser and agency staff member. Examples of sites include governmental agencies, advocacy groups, environmental education centers, alternative technologies companies, and environmental compliance divisions of corporations. Prerequisite: ENV 201, declared environmental studies minor, consent of environmental studies director, and junior standing. All internships must be approved in the semester prior to the semester that the internship occurs.

ENV 496 Cr. 3 Integrative Seminar in Environmental Studies

This capstone course, offered in seminar style, will focus on research and responsible environmental action. It will discuss, review, and assess course work done in the environmental studies minor. Students will evaluate previous course work and design and conduct research projects or other environmental projects/activities. This seminar will be oriented toward integration of various aspects of the minor, within the context of a bioregional emphasis, a focus on environmental issues on campus, and a component aimed at environmental action. Prerequisite: ENV 201, 303 and 12 credits from the list of supporting courses.

ENV 499 Cr. 1-3 Independent Study in Environmental Studies

Under supervision of instructor, individualized study in environmental studies on issues/topics not available in existing courses. Prerequisite: ENV 201, declared environmental studies minor, and consent of environmental studies director. All independent studies must be approved in the semester prior to the semester that the independent study occurs. Repeatable for credit - maximum 3.