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2000. Integrating Humans and the Environment

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Environmental Sciences majors only, sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: NRE 1000 or similar.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed for students who have had a foundation in the basic concepts of environmental sciences. Exploration of critical environmental issues from a science-based perspective, including climate change, energy resilience, ecosystem services, and sustainability. The challenges, tradeoffs, and potential solutions to problems related to human modification of the environment, and do so from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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3100. Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Municipal Policy and Planning

Also offered as: ENVE 3100, EVST 3100

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher; instructor consent required. Recommended preparation: ENVE 1000, EVST 1000, or NRE 1000.

Grading Basis: Graded

An interdisciplinary study of climate change focusing on the local, municipal scale: impacts, policy, vulnerability and adaptation with emphasis on tools such as vulnerability assessments that help local communities determine priorities for adaptation efforts.

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3255. Environmental Science and Policy in the Tropics

Also offered as: NRE 3255

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Taught in Costa Rica. Evaluation of the conservation and management of natural resources using tools and perspectives relevant to both the natural and social sciences. Students are introduced to issues and problems in environmental science and conservation biology under three main themes: social and political history of Costa Rica as a case study of the neotropics, tropical ecosystem management, and the global environment. This course is offered in partnership with the Organization for Tropical Studies.

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3991. Internship

1.00 - 12.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Experience in settings not generally available on campus with professionals in the environmental field. Grade will be based upon the recommendation of the field supervisor. Requires contract agreed to in advance by student, internship field supervisor, and program director, detailing expectations for the credits earned. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). A total of six credits may be counted toward the major.

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3993. Foreign Study

1.00 - 15.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor.

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3999. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit with a change in subject matter.

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