Course Descriptions

The Environmental Studies major has course requirements 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. 

Required Courses:Joe Storlien teaching in Sustainable Agriculture Science

  • ENVR 150: Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ENVR 175: Earth Systems Science (NS)
  • ENVR 250: Environmental Methods and Analysis
  • ENVR 275: Humans in the Environment (NS)
  • ENVR 320: Research Colloquium
  • ENVR 395: Research Seminar
  • ENVR 397: Internship

Environmental Perspectives:  

1. Environmental Science 

  • ENVR 300T: Sustainable Agriculture Science
  • ENVR 331: Science of Climate Changes

2. Environmental Social Science

  • ENVR 300X: Energy and Society
  • ENVR 310: Environmental Geography

3. Environmental Humanities

  • ENVR 315: American Environmental Classics (HM)
  • ENVR/HIST 360: U.S. Environmental History (HM)

Environmental Electives:

  • ENVR/ART 200A: Environmental Art and Architecture (FA)
  • ENVR 300Q: Environmental Health
  • ENVR 300R: Sustainable Urban Planning
  • ENVR 300T: Sustainable Agricultural Science
  • ENVR 300U/GEND 360M: Gender and Environment (GE)
  • ENVR 300X: Energy and Society 
  • ENVR 3007: Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Resilience
  • ENVR 303: Climate Action Workshop (2 credits) - pairs well with ENVR 305 offered the same semester
  • ENVR 305: Global Climate Policy (2 credits) - pairs well with ENVR 303 offered the same semester; enrolled students typically attend the UNFCC COP
  • ENVR 310: Environmental Geography
  • ENVR 311: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • ENVR 315: American Environmental Classics (HM)
  • ENVR/POLS 330: Environmental Politics/Policy
  • ENVR 331: Science of Global Climate Change
  • ENVR/HIST 360: U.S. Environmental History (HM)

*Cross-listed and Non-departmental courses

  • BIOL 334: General Ecology
  • BIOL 337: Aquatic Ecology
  • COMM 309: Environmental Rhetoric (HM)
  • PCST 354:  Global Environmental Politics
  • PHIL 322: Environmental Ethics (ES)