Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Major with Concentration in Contract

Major Requirements

The requirements for a major in environmental and sustainability studies with a contract concentration are 36 credits designed by the student and approved by the program faculty:

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Courses
ENVR 103Ecosystems and Human Influence4
or BIOL 221 Ecology
Policy Courses
Select 4 credits in policy from the following:4
Global Development Issues
Climate Change and Conflict
Environmental Policy- Politics
Petroleum Politics & Planet
Global Sustainability Issues
Environmental Nutrition
Urban Communities
Social Change in Theory & Practice
Arts and Humanities Courses
Select 4 credits in arts and humanities from the following:4
Video Production
Global Literature and Environmental Justice
Animal Stories: Kinship, Rivalry, and Alterity
Sustainability in Germany
Nature's Place in U.S. History
Sustainable Communities
Environmental Ethics
Ethics of Sustainable Community
Religion and Ecology
Research
ENVR 475Interdisciplinary Research4
Course of Study
20 credits proposed by the student as a course of study in environmental and sustainability studies 120
Total Hours36
1

20 credits proposed by the student as a course of study in environmental and sustainability studies, along with a rationale describing how the courses meet the student’s goals and the learning objectives of the environmental and sustainability studies program – subject to approval by the environmental and sustainability studies program director(s). The major should be submitted and approved no later than the end of the junior year. Some examples of emphasis include sustainability leadership, environmental education, sustainable design, sustainable agriculture, ecofeminism, environmental activism, indigenous and traditional ecological knowledge, climate justice, and more.

Recommended Course

BIOL 360/ENVR 360 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.