ENV (Environmental Studies)

ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies  (4 hours)

This course introduces the study of interactions between humans and their environments. Such interactions are important because human impacts on an environment can be large and render a society unsustainable. In addition, they are often complex and require multidisciplinary training to understand and manage. Accordingly, this course will cover and relate material from multiple disciplines (e.g., biology, economics, politics) at scales ranging from local to global.

ENV 290 Special Topics in Environmental Studies  (1-5 hours)

This course includes offerings of new or one-time courses and seminars on select topics in environmental studies. Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester course schedule.

ENV 301 Internship in Environmental Studies  (1-4 hours)

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to: obtain a faculty supervisor in the relevant field of study; submit an application which addresses both the on-site and the academic components of the internship; and satisfy all internship requirements developed by the academic program which oversees the internship. The career development office maintains an extensive list of internships, all of which are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: These are determined by the academic program overseeing the internship course, but typically include: permission of the faculty supervisor; meeting the qualifications for the internship program; obtaining permission of an internship site supervisor; and development of an internship plan which is acceptable to relevant parties including the faculty supervisor and others, as required by the relevant academic program.

ENV 401 Seminar in Environmental Studies  (1 hour)
This seminar meets once a week to discuss classic and contemporary literature that explores the interactions between humans and their environments. Participants will be required to critically evaluate, integrate, and build upon this literature with peers and to effectively express their perspectives with speech and in writing. Prerequisites: a declared and approved minor in Environmental Studies; a grade of C- or better in ENV 101; and at least junior standing.