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1000. Introduction to Environmental Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

Grading Basis: Graded

Interdisciplinary survey of relationships between humans and nature; investigation of specific environmental themes and contemporary issues. CA 2.

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2998. Variable Topics in Environmental Studies

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Explorations of environmental studies from various perspectives and methodologies. May be repeated for credit with a change in subject matter.

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3100. Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Municipal Policy and Planning

Also offered as: ENVE 3100, ENVS 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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3340. Culture and Conservation

Also offered as: ANTH 3340E

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Interdisciplinary analysis of conservation and the human-environment relationship from a cross-cultural perspective. Major topics include environmental ethics, climate change, natural disasters, health, and environmental justice.

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3412. Global Environmental Politics

Also offered as: POLS 3412

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Politics of how humans and natural systems interact. Managing the global environment, regulating resource commons, and coordinating to solve environmental problems.

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3991. Supervised Field Work

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

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Experience in research, policy and activism settings not generally available on campus. Students will work with professionals in the environmental field who will provide evaluations to the program director. Student evaluation will be based upon the recommendation of the field supervisor. Students will be required to sign a Supervised Field Work contract 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 a total of 15 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor up to a maximum of six credits. May be repeated for credit.

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3999. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Open only with consent of instructor and Program Director. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in subject matter.

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4000W. Environmental Studies Capstone Research Project

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Individual student research projects integrate knowledge and perspectives on environmental issues. Extensive reading, research, written work and presentation/oral communication required.

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