Environmental Studies Course Tracks

Environmental Studies Course Tracks 

Sustainability Track

It is recommended that students particularly interested in issues of sustainability enroll in at least three of the following ESP courses:

247. Sustainable House

261. Sustainable Agriculture

263. Global Change and Sustainability

321. Land-Use Planning and Sustainable Design

327. Topics in Ecological Sustainability

357. Industrial Ecology

In addition, an SYE that utilizes the Ecological Sustainability Landscape (see below) should be selected. SYE options that commonly utilize the Ecological Sustainability Landscape include 461 Research Seminar; 489 and 490 Senior Research; and 499 Honors Project.

Pollution Science Track

Students intrigued by a scientific understanding of environmental problems and ways to solve those problems should consider enrolling in at least three of the following ESP courses:

216. Climate Change Policy and Advocacy

231. Health Effects of Pollution

249. Outdoor Recreation and Public Land

275. Energy and the Environment

301. Pollution of Aquatic Ecosystems

302. Air Pollution

Any of the above courses might then be used as a basis for pursuing an SYE as 489 and 490 Senior Research or 499 Honors Project.

Ecosystem Management Track

Students concerned about natural resources and appropriate management of them might choose at least three of the following ESP courses as part of their stand-alone major:

213. Seeing History: Reading the Natural and Cultural Landscape

249. Outdoor Recreation and Public Land

321. Land-Use Planning and Sustainable Design

326. Once and Future Forests
363. Tourism and the Environment

SYE options for this track include 421 Directed Readings; 489 and 490 Senior Research; and 499 Honors Project.