Disciplinary Emphases

Anthropology

  • ANTH 101 – General Anthropology or ANTH 111 – Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 365 – Environmental Anthropology
  • Any 2 of the following:
    • ANTH 115 - Biological Anthropology
    • ANTH 239 - Medical Anthropology
    • ANTH 259 - Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic
    • ANTH 340 - Paleoanthropology
    • ANTH 363 - Anthropology of Development
    • ANTH 381 - Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • 2 elective Anthropology courses (ENVI/LING 225 - 100 Words for Snow: Language and Nature can also be used)
  • Methods: ANTH 230 - Ethnographic Interviewing

Biology

  • BIOL 260 - Genetics OR BIOL 265 - Cell Biology
  • BIOL 270 - Biodiversity and Evolution
  • CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I
  • ENVI/BIOL 285 - Ecology
  • 2 elective Biology courses
  • Methods: MATH 155 Introduction to Statistical Modeling

Chemistry

  • CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I and CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II or CHEM 115 - Accelerated General Chemistry
  • CHEM 211 - Organic Chemistry I and CHEM 212 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 222 - Analytical Chemistry
  • 1 or 2 elective courses (depending on Intro Series)
  • Methods: Math 135 - Applied Calculus or Phys 226 - Principles of Physics I

Economics

  • ECON 119 - Principles of Economics (when taught by Amy Damon or Sarah West)
  • ENVI/ECON 231 - Environmental Economics and Policy
  • 4 Other ECON courses chosen in consultation with either Amy Damon or Sarah West
  • Methods: MATH 155 Introduction to Statistical Modeling

Educational Studies

  • EDUC/PSYC 220 - Educational Psychology
  • EDUC 330 - Philosophy of Education
  • EDUC 360 - Education & Emerging Technologies
  • EDUC 460 - Education & Social Change (fulfills Methodology requirement)
  • ENVI/EDUC 370 - Education and the Challenge of Globalization
  • Plus 1 of the following:
    • ENVI/PHIL 229 - Environmental Ethics
    • ENVI/HIST 237 - Environmental Justice
  • Plus 1 of the following:
    • ENVI/POLI 215 - Environmental Politics & Policy
    • ENVI/HIST 236 - Consumer Nation: American Consumer Culture in the 20th Century
    • ENVI/POLI 335 - Science and Citizenship
    • ENVI/HIST 343 - Imperial Nature: The United States and the Global Environment
    • ENVI/INST 368 - Sustainable Development & Global Future

The above will also fulfill requirements for a minor in Educational Studies. The added course to complete an Educational Studies major will be EDUC 624 - Internship or Independent Study in Environmental Education.

English

  • At least 4 of the 7 required courses should be cross-listed between English and Environmental Studies (or otherwise have a major project with a clear environmental focus).  Remaining 3 courses can be any English course.
  • Methods:  ENVI/ENGL 262 - Studies in Literature and the Natural World

Geography

  • ENVI/GEOG 232 - People and the Environment
  • ENVI/GEOG 258 - Geography of Environmental Hazards or ENVI /POLI 252 - Water and Power
  • ENVI 477/GEOG 488 - Comparative Environment and Development Studies or ENVI 478/GEOG 488 - Cities of the 21st Century
  • GEOG 111 - Human Geography of Global Issues
  • One Regional Geography Course (Geography of Africa/Geography of Latin America/Geography of US and Canada/Geography of the Middle East)
  • One 200 or 300 level geography course, e.g.: Medical Geography, Urban Geography, Urban Social Geography, Advanced GIS, Discipline and Methods, Urban GIS, World Urbanization, Feminist Geography)
  • Methods: GEOG 225 - Introduction to GIS

Geology

A total of 6 courses in the Geology Department must be taken to complete a core in Geology. These courses should be selected after discussion with a faculty member in the Geology Department. There is no single required course, but we expect at least three courses will be at or above the 200-level. Note: A Geology minor is five (5) courses, with GEOL150 and GEOL155 required.

No more than 3 courses can be taken at the 100-level.

Recommended courses:

  • ENVI/GEOL 120 - Environmental Geology
  • ENVI/GEOL 150 - Dynamic Earth and Global Change
  • GEOL 100 – Oceanography
  • GEOL 165 - History and Evolution of the Earth

At least 3 courses at the 200+ level.

Recommended courses:

  • GEOL 201 - January Field Excursions
  • GEOL 260 - Geomorphology
  • GEOL 265 - Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
  • GEOL 294 - Field Methods
  • GEOL 294 - Paleoclimate
  • GEOL 300 - Paleobiology
  • GEOL 394 - Surface and Groundwater Hydrology

Methods: MATH 135 - Applied Calculus

History

  • At least 4 of the 7 required courses should be cross-listed between history and ES (or otherwise have a clear environmental focus).
  • Methods: Any of Prof. Chris Wells’ 300-level courses or HIST 379 - The Study of History

Mathematics/Computer Science

  • COMP 121 - Introduction to Scientific Programming or COMP 123 - Core Concepts in Computer Science
  • MATH 135 - Applied Calculus
  • MATH 137 - Single Variable Calculus
  • MATH 155 - Statistical Modeling
  • MATH 191 - Data and Computing Fundamentals (1 credit)
  • MATH 237 - Multivariable Calculus
  • 2 of the following courses with the same prefix (COMP or MATH)
    • COMP 124 - Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures
    • COMP 302 - Introduction to Database Management Systems
    • MATH 236 - Linear Algebra
    • MATH 253 - Applied Multivariate Statistics
    • MATH 312 - Differential Equations
    • MATH 353 - Modern Statistics
    • MATH 365 - Computational Linear Algebra
    • MATH 432 - Mathematical Modeling

Philosophy

  • ENVI/PHIL 229 - Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 125 – Ethics
  • Any 4 of the following:
    • PHIL 115 - Problems of Philosophy
    • PHIL 227 - Bioethics
    • PHIL 360 - Philosophy of Science
    • PHIL 394 - Philosophy of Biology
    • PHIL 614 - Independent Project
  • Methods: PHIL 119 - Critical Thinking

Physics

  • ENVI/PHYS 130 - Science of Renewable Energy
  • PHYS 226 - Principles of Physics I
  • PHYS 227 - Principles of Physics II
  • PHYS 331 - Modern Physics
  • 2 Elective Courses above 300 level
  • Methods: PHYS 348 - Laboratory Instrumentation

Political Science

3 required coureses:

  • ECON 119 - Principles of Economics (taught by either Amy Damon or Sarah West)
  • ENVI/POLI 335 - Science and Citizenship
  • POLI 269 - Empirical Research Methods

4 courses from this list depending on the student’s interest in domestic or international issues (others may be applicable):

  • POLI 100 - US Politics
  • POLI 202 - Political Participation
  • POLI 140 - Comparative Politics
  • POLI 221 - Global Governance
  • POLI 242 - Development Politics
  • POLI 341 - Comparative Social Movements
  • POLI 320 - Global Political Economy
  • POLI 390 - Chuck Green Fellowship (highly recommended)

Psychology

  • ENVI/PSYC 270 - Psychology of Sustainability
  • ENVI/POLI 335 - Science and Citizenship
  • PSYC 254 - Social Psychology with Environmental project focus
  • PSYC 380 - Community Psychology with Environmental project focus
  • 2 elective Psychology courses (PSYC 372 - Health Psychology recommended as one of the electives, when offered)
  • Methods:   MATH 155 - Introduction to Statistical Modeling or PSCY 201 - Research in Psychology I