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 200 Independent Study in Environmental Studies (1-5 hours)
This course provides the opportunity for an intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)


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

Courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.

ENV 400 Advanced Independent Study in Environmental Studies (1-5 hours)
This course provides the opportunity for an advanced, intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)

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.


ENV 490 Advanced Special Topics in Environmental Studies (1-5 hours)
Advanced courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.


ENV 495 Internship in Environmental Studies (1-12 hours)

An internship designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to have an application (which satisfies all internship requirements developed by the academic program that oversees the internship) and to obtain a faculty supervisor in the relevant field of study. All internships are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites are determined by the academic program overseeing the internship course.