ENVS 101. Environmental Science, Policy and Thought: Introduction to Environmental Studies Credits: 4. An introductory course to the interdisciplinary approach as it relates to environmental studies. Intended to introduce students to a broad array of environmental issues and conflicts; uses a case study, problem-solving approach. Fulfills social justice/environmental responsibility requirement.
ENVS 150. Special Topics Credits: 4. May also be offered at 250, 350 and 450 levels.
ENVS 220. The American Landscape (ART 220) Credits: 6. A two-part exploration. First, students undertake traditional academic inquiry, reading and discussion. The second, experiential component consists of an extended field trip and a direct photographic exploration of some of the landscapes and environments that have shaped American culture. Fulfills arts and social justice/environmental responsibility requirements.
ENVS 260. Independent Study Credits: 1-4. May also be offered at 360 and 460 levels. Independent student projects are dependent upon the student’s initiative in shaping the terms of investigation. The supervising instructor and the coordinator of environmental studies must approve a proposal describing the project.
ENVS 290. Internship Credits: 1-4. Recommended for all majors. College requirements apply. Details to be arranged between a student and a faculty member; schedules and nature of the work to be accomplished is at the discretion of the instructor. May also be offered at the 390 level.
ENVS 330. Environmental Pollution (GEOL 230) Credits: 4. This course examines the impacts of human culture and activity on the quality of air, water and soil with a focus on sources of contamination and the fate of pollutants in the environment. Laboratory focuses on experimental work and field studies that introduce students to the scientific investigation of environmental problems. Fulfills natural science and mathematics and social justice/environmental responsibility requirements. Generally alternate years.
ENVS 470. Senior Thesis Credits: 4. Recommended for all students planning to attend graduate school. A written senior thesis may be undertaken as a separate project or as the culmination of independent study; the senior thesis must represent serious research and independent thought.
ENVS 490. Departmental Honors Credits: 4-8. For seniors with a 3.50 grade-point average; students may complete a senior’s thesis and obtain program honors at graduation.