Environmental Studies (ENVI)

ENVI-1301 Introduction to Environmental Studies
Description
Students study an interdisciplinary approach to environmental inquiry and action, which spans three areas: the natural sciences, social policy, and the humanities. Students engage in readings, discussions, and field trips from biology, geosciences, economics, social justice, art, ethics, and literature. This approach introduces students to the broad field of Environmental Studies and to the specific tracks of the major. (Offered every year.)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
ENVI-1305 Advanced Placement Credit in Environmental Science
Description
Students earning 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Test in Environmental Science or earn at least a 5 in the International Baccalaureate Environmental Systems and Societies course will receive AP credit through this course.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
ENVI-2110 Environmental Studies Field School
Description
Students will analyze the changing face of geological systems, flora and fauna, and human society over time and space. Particular attention will be paid to land use over time and space, using skills of the natural sciences and policy analysis, as well as perspectives of art and literature.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Lower Division
ENVI-2210 Environmental Studies Field School
Description
Students will analyze the changing face of geological systems, flora and fauna, and human society over time and space. Particular attention will be paid to land use over time and space, using skills of the natural sciences and policy analysis, as well as perspectives of art and literature.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Lower Division
ENVI-2310 Environmental Studies Field School
Description
Students will analyze the changing face of geological systems, flora and fauna, and human society over time and space. Particular attention will be paid to land use over time and space, using skills of the natural sciences and policy analysis, as well as perspectives of art and literature.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
ENVI-3090 Environmental Studies Independent Study
Description
Individual research in a selected area or of a selected topic. A student may repeat the course for a maximum of six semester hours. A project proposal must be submitted to and approved by the professor supervising the research prior to registration. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Credits
0 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENVI-3190 Environmental Studies Independent Study
Description
Individual research in a selected area or of a selected topic. A student may repeat the course for a maximum of six semester hours. A project proposal must be submitted to and approved by the professor supervising the research prior to registration. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
ENVI-3290 Environmental Studies Independent Study
Description
Individual research in a selected area or of a selected topic. A student may repeat the course for a maximum of six semester hours. A project proposal must be submitted to and approved by the professor supervising the research prior to registration. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENVI-3301 Environmental Literature
Description
This course introduces students to environmental literature, including traditional nature writing from the nineteenth century to the present and more contemporary literary expressions about environment that reach beyond nature writing. Students will explore how literary works and critical theories help shape environmental understanding and how literary practices relate to other kinds of environmental discourses, such as those in the sciences and policy arenas. (Offered every Spring.)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
ENVI-3310 The Natural Environment & Well-Being
Description
The course introduces students to the benefits of natural environments on human health and well- being. Topics of study include the historical and cultural traditions of human's connections to nature, theoretical frameworks and mechanisms of human/nature connections, implementation of interdisciplinary research agendas, as well as implications for education, health policy, and urban planning. A significant portion of the course will take place in the field, where students will explore local and regional parks, nature-based educational settings, and the practice of forest therapy. While most field work will take place during the 3-hour course time frame, there will be one full-day field trip required, plus additional local field work completed in small groups outside of class time.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENVI-3390 Environmental Studies Independent Study
Description
Individual research in a selected area or of a selected topic. A student may repeat the course for a maximum of six semester hours. A project proposal must be submitted to and approved by the professor supervising the research prior to registration. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENVI-3490 Environmental Studies Independent Study
Description
Individual research in a selected area or of a selected topic. A student may repeat the course for a maximum of six semester hours. A project proposal must be submitted to and approved by the professor supervising the research prior to registration. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENVI-3590 Environmental Studies Independent Study
Description
Individual research in a selected area or of a selected topic. A student may repeat the course for a maximum of six semester hours. A project proposal must be submitted to and approved by the professor supervising the research prior to registration. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Credits
5 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENVI-3690 Environmental Studies Independent Study
Description
Individual research in a selected area or of a selected topic. A student may repeat the course for a maximum of six semester hours. A project proposal must be submitted to and approved by the professor supervising the research prior to registration. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Credits
6 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENVI-4301 Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies
Description
An in-depth synthesis of special topics from the Environmental Studies curriculum, with application to current environmental problems. Student work will integrate the three primary areas of environmental studies: the natural sciences, policy analysis and arts and humanities. Prerequisites: Senior standing
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
ENVI-4390 Topics in Environmental Policy
Description
The course examines environmental policy as applied to specific cases of environmental problems and natural resource management. Topics vary. A student may repeat the course for a maximum of six semester hours. Prerequisite: Consent of the program chair required
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENVI-4395 Environmental Studies Internship
Description
Field work experience in a setting arranged and approved by the student, a faculty member of the Environmental Studies Advisory committee, and a non-University institution. Supervision and guidance will be provided by the host agency and contact with the professor must be maintained. A student may repeat the course for a maximum of six semester hours. This course is taken Pass/Fail.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENVI-4398 Thesis Research
Description
Independent scholarly, scientific, or artistic work conducted under the supervision of a faculty thesis director. Course enrollment requires that the student submit a proposal, with the approval of a thesis director, to the Environmental Studies program chair before classes commence in the semester of ENVI 4398 credit. That proposal will be considered for approval by the program chair in consultation with the thesis director before the end of the add-drop period. (Every semester)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
ENVI-4399 Thesis Writing and Presentation
Description
A continuation of student work begun in ENVI 4398. Students are required to complete the project and present their work to students and faculty, the latter including the Environmental Studies program chair, the faculty mentor, and at least two other faculty members. (Every Semester) Prerequisite: Senior status required and ENVI 4398
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
David Ribble
David Ribble, Ph.D.
Program Director
Associate Vice President for Budget and Research, Biology
Kelly Grey Carlisle
Kelly Grey Carlisle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English
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Gregory Hazleton, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, English
Glenn Kroeger
Glenn Kroeger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Geosciences
Kelly Lyons
Kelly Lyons, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Jennifer P. Mathews
Jennifer P. Mathews, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Shana McDermott
Shana McDermott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Economics
Headshot of Troy Murphy
Troy Murphy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology
Judith Norman
Judith Norman, Ph.D.
Professor, Philosophy
Richard K. Reed
Richard K. Reed, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Faculty Headshot for Heather Sullivan
Heather Sullivan, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Benjamin Surpless
Benjamin Surpless, Ph.D.
Professor, Geosciences
Elizabeth Ward
Elizabeth Ward, M.F.A.
Professor, Art and Art History

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