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Environmental Studies (ENV)

Advisor: Rhawn Denniston

Major:

1. ENV 101, 201, 202, 301, ECB 261 (Global Environmental Economics), and one of the
    following pairs of courses:
         a. Pairing #1:
                  i. ENG 350 (Nature Writers) or ENG 347 (Literature and Arts of the
                        Wilderness);
                 ii. PHI 224 (Environmental Ethics)
         b. Pairing #2:
                  i. POL 172 (American Politics) or POL 182 (Public Policy)
                 ii. POL 368 (Environmental Politics) or POL 371 (Wilderness Politics);

2. Five (5) electives to be chosen with the student’s ENV advisor and that define a
    concentration, at least two (2) of which must be at or above the 300-level; CSC 222
    (Geographic Information Systems) is encouraged as one of the electives where appropriate.
    No prescribed list of electives will be created; instead, students will be allowed to choose
    from all classes offered at Cornell as long as (1) they define a particular area of concentration
    and (2) they are acceptable to that student’s ENV advisor and members of the
    Environmental Studies Program Committee. The list of five electives will be finalized with
    the students’ ENV advisor and submitted to the Registrar and the Environmental Studies
    Program Committee at the time of spring registration during the junior year. The list of
    electives must be accompanied by a statement explaining how those courses define a
    particular area of concentration, and must be signed by the advisor and two other members
    of the Environmental Studies Program Committee; and

3. Capstone experience: May involve a course, internship, or other experience that
    complements the student's ENV concentration. Should be performed only after having
    completed at least 9 of the credits required for the major. Capstone proposals must be
    deemed acceptable by the student's capstone committee (which is to be composed of three
    faculty, at least two of whom are regular members of the Environmental Studies Program
    Committee) at least one month in advance of the capstone experience.

4. Graduating with honors in Environmental Studies requires satisfying the following two
    requirements:
         a. an average GPA of 3.5 in all courses counted for the ENV major; these include the
              required courses, the courses used to define a concentration, and any courses
              used to satisfy the capstone requirement (note that the capstone need not be a
              course);
         b. a capstone project of sufficient intellectual depth to merit honors in
              Environmental Studies; each honors capstone will be evaluated by the student’s
              capstone committee and should be discussed among the student and his/her
              capstone committee during construction of the capstone proposal.

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