Environmental studies student performing surveys of Caribbean reef communities.

Field courses Research

101. Environmental Perspectives
An interdisciplinary examination of the interplay between the artistic, social and scientific components of modern environmental issues. Not open to juniors or seniors.  (Interdisciplinary)

202. Environmental Biology
Investigation of the fundamental biological principles underlying how humans and other living things interact with an environment increasingly altered by human activities. These principles will be applied to understanding and seeking practical solutions to modern environmental problems. Prerequisite: ENV 101 or any science credit. Alternate years. (Laboratory Science)

201. Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
This course introduces some of the fundamental concepts used for understanding the chemical processes occurring in the environment. Topics covered will include: chemical bonding and structure; cycling of chemical substances and elements in the atmosphere, oceans, and soils; the chemistry of atmospheric and water pollution; chemical analysis of environmental samples. This course cannot be used to satisfy course requirements in the chemistry major. Offered as an off-campus course in alternate years which incurs additional costs. Prerequisite: ENV 101 or any science credit. (Laboratory Science)

260-262. Topics in Environmental Studies

290/390. Individual Project: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study Courses 290/390.

301. Environmental Geology
Human interaction with the geological environment. Topics include groundwater, floods, soil and water contamination, slope stability, subsidence, and climate change. Field studies: water quality related to land use in a watershed basin. Not open to students who have already taken GEO 320. Prerequisite: ENV 201 or 202. (Laboratory Science)

380. Internship in Environmental Studies
Working with a business, government agency, or other institution under the direction of the organization's leaders and a faculty supervisor. Prerequisites: junior standing; at least one of the three required 300-level courses; approval by the participating institution, the faculty supervisor, and the Environmental Studies advisor. See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study Courses 280/380. (CR)

385. Advanced Topics in Environmental Studies

912. Tanzania: Studies in Human Evolution and Ecology: see ACM Programs.

942. Costa Rica: Tropical Field Research: see ACM Programs.

988. The School for International Training offers semester-long programs that have an emphasis on environmental and ecological issues. They are located in Australia (2), Botswana, Brazil, Ecuador, Madagascar, Panama, Tanzania (2), and Viet Nam. Some require previous training in a foreign language or coursework in environmental studies. See School for International Training Programs.