Environmental Studies (ENV)

ENV 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3

Interdisciplinary survey of environmental issues. Emphasis on sciences (biology, chemistry, ecology, geography). Also includes perspectives from social sciences (anthropology, economics, politics, sociology) and humanities (arts, history, literature, philosophy, religion).

ENV 110 Introduction to Sustainability Studies 3

Survey of sustainability from four perspectives; environment, economy, social equity, and aesthetics. Local, global, ethical, and experiential dimensions help prepare students to apply sustainability in a variety of contexts.

ENV 300 Environment and Experience 1-3

Consideration of an environment or place emphasizing sustainability and experiential learning. Involves readings/lectures on ecological, economic, social, and aesthetic aspects; field work and/or travel; and reflective, synthetic, and/or research writing.

Prerequisites: ENV 100 and ENV 110. or permission of instructor;

Notes: May be repeated when the topic varies for up to 7 s.h. of credit in the major.

ENV 350 Sustainable Campus Operations 3

Study of facilities operations for universities and similar organizations, emphasizing sustainable infrastructure and institutional change. Focus on professional development, applied knowledge, and experiential learning.

Prerequisites: ENV 100 and ENV 110, or permission of instructor.

ENV 360 Topics in Natural Sciences 3

Seminar dealing with topics in natural sciences as related to environmental and/or sustainability issues in an interdisciplinary framework.

Prerequisites: ENV 100 and ENV 110 or permission of instructor.

ENV 370 Topics in Equity and Society 3

Seminar dealing with topics in equity and/or society as related to environmental and/or sustainability issues in an interdisciplinary framework.

Prerequisites: ENV 100 and ENV 110 or permission of instructor.

ENV 380 Topics in Economics and Development 3

Seminar dealing with topics in economics and/or development as related to environmental and/or sustainability issues in an interdisciplinary framework.

Prerequisites: ENV 100 and ENV 110 or permission of instructor.

ENV 389 ExpCrs: Place and Experience 3

Close consideration of a place emphasizing sustainability and experiential learning. Readings/lectures on ecological, economic, social, and aesthetic aspects; field work and/or travel experiences; and reflective, synthetic, and/or research writing.

ENV 390 Topics in Aesthetics and Ethics 3

Seminar dealing with topics in aesthetics and/or ethics as related to environmental and/or sustainability issues in an interdisciplinary framework.

Prerequisites: ENV 100 and ENV 110 or permission of instructor.

ENV 399 Environmental Studies Internship 3

150 hours of supervised work in a private, nonprofit, or public environmental agency; five two-hour seminars to discuss assigned readings and internship experiences; research paper or written field project required.

Prerequisites: Written permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated once for credit when the internship site varies.

ENV 400 Capstone Seminar 3

Considers various current environmental and sustainability issues in depth from interdisciplinary perspectives. Students conduct senior level research and prepare and present a research report.

Prerequisites: ENV 100, ENV 110, and a minimum of 18 hours of course work that meets the quot.Related Area Electives" requirement; Senior Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, or Environmental & Sustainability Studies major or minor; or permission of instructor.

ENV 401 Individual Study 1-3

Reading or research. Available to qualified students upon recommendation of supervising instructor.

Prerequisites: Departmental permission.

Notes: May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

ENV 493 Honors Work 3-6

Prerequisite: Minimum 3.30 GPA in the major; 12 s.h. completed in the major; departmental permission;

Notes: May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

ENV 610 Sustainability 3

Seminar addressing sustainability in an interdisciplinary framework connecting natural sciences, equity and society, economics and development, and aesthetics and ethics. Open to graduate students in any field of study.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.