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Environmental Studies

Professors: Max Geier, Mark Henkels

Associate professors: Bryan Dutton, Emily Plec, Stephen Taylor, Jeffrey Templeton, Mark Van Steeter

Assistant professor: Mary Pettenger

 

Mission

Educate students about the physical, biological and social dimensions of the environment. The program teaches specific topics and skills central to understanding environmental issues and promotes pathways to jobs in the environmental field.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a working understanding of the interconnectedness of human civilization and the environment.
  2. Engage in experiential learning through laboratory classes, field work, and internships.
  3. Develop an awareness of current environmental issues and engage in advocacy in the community.

Environmental Studies minor (27-31 credits)

Core Courses (8)

HST 470 Environmental History (4)

BI 357 General Ecology (4) –or– BI 370 Environmental Science (4)

Foundation Courses (13-14)

CH 371 Environmental Chemistry (3)

ES 473 Environmental Geology (4)

Choose two courses - one course from any two disciplines (6-7)

GEOG 380 Environmental Conservation (4)

GEOG 392 Physical Geography (4)

GEOG 425 Urban Planning and Policy (4)

GEOG 480 Nature and the American West (4)

PS 447 Environmental Politics and Policy (3)

PS 449 Environmental Values and Political Action (3)

PS 477 International Environmental Politics (3)

SP 280 Environmental Communication (3)

Electives: Select two courses approved by minor adviser (6-9)

ANTH 311 Human Evolution (4)

BI 317 Vertebrate Natural History (4)

BI 321 Systematic Field Botany (4)

BI 331 General Microbiology (4)

BI 361 Marine Ecology (5)

BI 451 Invertebrate Zoology (5)

BI 453 Marine Invertebrates (4)

CH 310 Geochemistry (3)

CH 412 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)

EC 436 Environmental Economics and Public Policy (4)

ES 322 Geomorphology and Aerial Photography Interpretation (4)

ES 331 Introduction to Oceanography (3)

ES 390 Basic Meteorology (3)

ES 431 Paleobiology (4)

ES 492 GIS Applications in Earth Science (3)

ES 453 Geology of Pacific Northwest (4)

ES 454 Volcanology (3)

ES 460 Energy and Mineral Resources (3)

ES 476 Hydrology (3)

GEOG 240 Map and Air Photo Interpretation (4)

GEOG 340 Cartography (4)

GEOG 385 Quantitative Methods in Geography (4)

GEOG 391 Biogeography (4)

GEOG 393 Soils (4)

GEOG 440 Geographic Information Systems (4)

GEOG 490 Climatology (4)

HST 407 Nuclear Landscapes (4)

HST 476 US West to 1900 (4)

HST 477 US West in the 20th Century (4)

HST 478 Pacific Northwest History (4)

PS 409 Administrative Practicum (3-6)

PS 446 Land Resource Politics and Policy (3)

SOC 290 World Population and Social Structure  - (3)

SOC 328 Social Data Analysis (3)

SOC 350 Food and Hunger (3)

SOC 400 International Development (3)

Note: Students must submit a program of courses prepared in consultation with their minor adviser subject to approval by the Environmental Studies Faculty Advisory Committee.

 

 

 

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