Contact: Professor Mark Boyer
Program Office: Young 220
Interdisciplinary survey of relationships between humans and nature; investigation of specific environmental themes and contemporary issues. CA 2.
Three credits. May be repeated for credit with a change in subject matter.
Explorations of environmental studies from various perspectives and methodologies.
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.
(Also offered as ANTH 3340.) Three credits.
Interdisciplinary analysis of conservation and the human-environment relationship from a cross-cultural perspective. Major topics include sustainability, environmental ethics, climate change, natural disasters, health, and environmental justice.
(Also offered as POLS 3412.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Politics of how humans and natural systems interact. Managing the global environment, regulating resource commons, and coordinating to solve environmental problems.
One to twelve credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of program director. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). May be repeated for up to 12 credits. Six credits may be counted toward the major.
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.
One to fifteen credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; consent of Program Director required, normally to be granted before the student’s departure. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor up to a maximum of six credits. May be repeated for credit.
Special topics taken in a foreign study program.
Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor and program director. May be repeated for credit with a change in subject matter.
Individual student research projects integrate knowledge and perspectives on environmental issues. Extensive reading, research, written work and presentation/oral communication required.