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Environmental Studies Courses

ENVS 1024 Environmental Science
A broad overview of the structure and function of environmental systems and the impact of human cultures on these systems. The complexity and multidisciplinary nature of environmental issues involving, for example, population growth, air and water pollution, biogeochemical cycles, and energy demands and alternatives, are considered, but emphasis will be placed on our scientific knowledge of these issues. Lecture and laboratory. II Natural Science

ENVS 3072 Environmental Studies Research Project
For students who wish to devise a research project that crosses disciplines to explore issues of environmental significance. Students need to arrange for guidance from more than one faculty member. (1/2 course unit). Students may register for up to two half-credit projects. Prerequisites: Junior standing, ENVS-1024, and completion of at least two other courses toward the Environmental Studies Minor or permission of the instructor.

ENVS 3074 Environmental Studies Research Project
For students who wish to devise a research project that crosses disciplines to explore issues of environmental significance. Students need to arrange for guidance from more than one faculty member. (1 course unit). Prerequisites: Junior standing, ENVS-1024, and completion of at least two other courses toward the Environmental Studies Minor or permission of the instructor.

ENVS 3204 Environmental Studies Internship
For students engaging in an internship that requires work that cannot be classified as contributing to a single disciplinary major. Prerequisites: Junior standing, completion of at least two courses for the Environmental Studies Minor, or permission of instructor.

ENVS 4004 Environmental Studies Senior Project
Offered to students who plan to enter graduate programs or careers in environmental fields, this course involves independent study of environmental issues under the guidance of professors from various disciplines. It requires students to draw on more than one discipline while analyzing case studies, developing critical bibliographies, writing a substantial research essay, and making a public presentation. Application needs to be made to the Environmental Studies Committee Chair in the term prior to anticipated enrollment. Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of coursework for the Environmental Studies Minor, and permission of Environmental Studies Minor Committee.

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