Course Descriptions

Environmental Studies offers courses from a wide range of disciplines. View this course catalog to get an overview of the core department courses and the required courses from each discipline. 

ENVR Major Required Courses:Joe Storlien teaching in Sustainable Agriculture Science

  • ENVR 150: Introduction to Environmental Studies (BN)
  • ENVR 175: Earth Systems Science (NS, NW, QR)
  • ENVR 275: Humans in the Environment (NS)
  • ENVR 279A: Environmental Methods and Analysis (SS, SW, TF-TR)
  • ENVR 320: Research Colloquium
  • ENVR 395: Research Seminar
  • ENVR 397: Internship (1) (EX)

    Environmental Studies Electives:

    • ENVR/ART 200A: Environmental Art and Architecture (FA, AE)
    • ENVR 278A: 20th Century World Environmental History (HM, HE, TF-MV)
    • ENVR 300AA: World Literature of Climate Change
    • ENVR 300N: Conservation and Natural Resource Management (TE3-MV)
    • ENVR 300Q: Environmental Health
    • ENVR 300T: Sustainable Agricultural Science (NW, TE3-MV)
    • ENVR 300Z: Outdoor Adventure Education and Leadership (2 credits)
    • ENVR 303: Climate Action Workshop (EX, TF-JU)
    • ENVR 305: U.N. Climate Change Conference (2 credits) (SS, SW, TE3-JU) - enrolled students typically attend the UNFCCC COP
    • ENVR 306: Global Climate Policy (2 credits) (SW, TE3-JU)
    • ENVR 310: Environmental Geography (SS, SW, TE3-MV)
    • ENVR 311: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (AS)
    • ENVR 315: American Environmental Classics (HM, HE, TE3-JU)
    • ECON 318: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (TE3-JU)
    • PHIL 322: Environmental Ethics (BN, ES, HE, TE3-JU)
    • ENVR 327: Gender and Environment (CS, ES, GE)
    • POLS 330: Environmental Politics/Policy
    • ENVR 331: Science of Climate Changes
    • BIOL 334: General Ecology
    • BIOL 337: Aquatic Ecology (NS, NW, TE3-MV)
    • SOCI 349: Environmental Anthropology
    • POLS 350A: Sustainable Urban Planning
    • PCST 354: Global Environmental Politics
    • ECON 359C: Environmental Economics & Policy
    • ENVR 360: U.S. Environmental History (HM, HE)
    • GBUS 368: Sustainable Business
    • ENVR 377A: Energy and Society (SS, SW, TF-JU)
    • COMM 378A: Environmental Rhetoric (BN, HM, HE, TF-MV)

    Climate Studies Electives

    • ENVR 150: Introduction to Environmental Studies (BN)
    • ART 218: Intro to Computer Art (AE, FA, TE1/2-TR)
    • NUTR 240: Food Systems: Policies and Controversies (2 credits)
    • INTG 278A: Energy and the Environment (NS, NW, QR, TF-MV)
    • ENVR 300AA: World Literature of Climate Change
    • ENVR 300Q: Environmental Health
    • ENVR 300T: Sustainable Agriculture Science (NW, TE3-MV)
    • ENVR 303: Climate Action Workshop (EX, TF-JU)
    • ENVR 305: United Nations Climate Change Conference (2 credits) (SW, TE3-JU)
    • ENVR 306: Global Climate Change Policy (2 credits) (SW, TE3-JU)
    • ENVR 315: American Environmental Liturature (HM, HE, TE3-JU)
    • ECON 318: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (TE3-JU)
    • EDUC 323: Elementary Science Content (NW)
    • NUTR 326: Global Malnutrition and Disease
    • ENVR 327: Gender and Environment (CS, ES, GE)
    • POLS 330: Environmental Politics and Policy
    • ENVR 331: Science of Climate Changes
    • CHEM 343: Climate and Habitat Change (2 credits)
    • CHEM 344A: Environmental Chemistry, Atmosphere (2 credits)
    • CHEM 344B: Environmental Chemistry, Lithosphere (2 credits)
    • CHEM 346: Nanomaterials (2 credits)
    • SOCI 349: Environmental Anthropology
    • POLS 350A: Sustainable Urban Planning
    • CHEM 354: Sustainable Energy (2 credits)
    • PCST 354: Global Environmental Politics
    • GBUS 368: Sustainable Business
    • ENVR 377A: Energy and Society (SS, SW, TF-JU)
    • COMM 378A: Environmental Rhetoric (BN, HM, HE, TF-MV)