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CLAS E. Advanced Study (3 credits). One from the following: 4101W, 4201W, 4203W, 4301W, 4302W, 4401W, 4405W, 4407W, 4600W, 4601W, 4613W, 4965W. These courses also satisfy the departmental requirements for Writing in the Major and Information Literacy.
F. Elective courses (9 credits). In addition to courses used to satisfy requirements A-E above, nine credits must be chosen from English courses numbered 2000 or above. Course numbers used to satisfy requirements A-E may be used toward satisfaction of requirement F only when they designate a second or third section of a course repeated for credit with a change of topic.
At least two courses must concern literature written before 1800. Courses satisfying this requirement are 2100, 3111, 3113, 3115, 3301, 3495, 3501, 3503, 3505, 3507, 3805W, 3807W, 4965W.
At least one course must concern ethnic or postcolonial literatures in English. Courses satisfying this requirement are 2301, 3120, 3122, 3210, 3212, 3214, 3216W, 3218, 3220, 3318, 3320, 3605, 3607, 3629, 4203W, 4301W, 4302W.
No more than three credits from the following courses may count toward the English major: 3003W, 3010W, 3012, Commented [HM31]: ENGL 3705 archived (5 3013, 3091, 3692, 3701, 3703, 3705, 3707, 3709, 3711, 3713.
YR); (cross listed DRAM 3141 still active) Concentrations offered for English majors: Irish Literature, Creative Writing, and Teaching English.
Education Abroad in London: The Department of English sponsors programs in London occurring on an as-offered basis.
A minor in English is described in the “Minors” section.
Commented [HM32]: Changes: CLAS 11/17/15;
Environmental Sciences CAHNR 11/6/15 The major in Environmental Sciences is based in the physical and biological sciences, but also includes course work in selected areas of the social sciences. The major leads to a Bachelor of Science degree, and may be adopted by students in either the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This curriculum offers a comprehensive approach to the study of environmental problems, including not only a rigorous scientific background, but also detailed analyses of the social and economic implications of environmental issues. The complexity and interdisciplinary nature of environmental science is reflected in the core requirements of the major.
These courses, assembled from several different academic departments representing two colleges, provide both breadth and depth, preparing students for careers that deal with environmental issues, and for graduate study in environmental sciences and related fields.
Required courses in Basic (Natural) Sciences BIOL 1107 and 1108 or 1110;
CHEM 1124Q, 1125Q, 1126Q or 1127Q, 1128Q;
MATH 1131Q, 1132Q;
PHYS 1201Q, 1202Q or 1401Q, 1402Q;
STAT 1000Q or 1100Q or 3025Q;
ARE 1150; ECON 1200 or 1201; GEOG 2300; GSCI 1050; and MARN 1002 are prerequisites for several upper division course concentration options. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all prerequisites in the catalog for concentration courses have been satisfied.
Required Sophomore Seminar Course Commented [HM33]: ENVS 2000 still pending A 2000-level environmental sciences sophomore seminar course as approved by the advisor. ENVS 2000 Senate approval Required Capstone Course NRE 4000W (3 credits). Completion of NRE 4000W satisfies the writing in the major and information literacy exit requirements.
Required Internship or Research Experience 1-6 credits of internship and/or research experience. Internship and/or research experience must be approved by the student’s advisor.
Area of Concentration CLAS All students majoring in Environmental Sciences must declare and fulfill the requirements of a concentration in a discipline associated with the program before graduation. Approved concentrations are listed below.
Sustainable Systems Concentration Students must complete at least two courses from each of the following Knowledge Competencies. The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one knowledge competency.
Commented [HM34]: NRE 2325 archived (5 YR) Resource Management: EEB 2208; GEOG 3340; MARN 3030; NRE 2010, 2215, 2325, 2345, 3105, 3125, 3155, 3305, 3335, 3345/W, 3500, 3535, 4335, 4575. Ecological Systems: EEB 2244/W, 3247, 4230W; EEB 3230/MARN 3014;
NRE 2455, 3205, 4340.
Students must complete at least one course from each of the following Knowledge Competencies.
Built Systems: AH 3175; GEOG 2400; HORT 3765; LAND 3230W; NRE 3265. Governance & and Policy: AH 3174;
ARE 3235, 3434, 3437, 4438, 4462; ECON/MAST 2467; GEOG 3320W; MAST/POLS 3832; NRE 3000, 3201, 3245, Commented [HM35]: NRE 3246 changed to NRE 3246; POLS 3412; SOCI 3407/W. Ethics, Values, & and Culture: ANTH 3339; ENGL 3240, 3715; GEOG 3410;
HIST 3540, 3542; JOUR 3046; PHIL 3216; SOCI 2701, 2705, 2709W, 3407/W. Economics & and Business: ARE 3000 (CAHNR 5/15/15) 3235, 4305, 4438, 4444, 4462, 4464; ECON/MAST 2467; ECON 3466, 3473.
Global Change Concentration Students must complete at least two courses from each of the following Knowledge Competencies. The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one knowledge competency.
Climate Change and its Impacts: GEOG 3400, 4300; GSCI 3010; MARN 3000; NRE 3115, 3146, 4170. Land and Ocean Use and its Impacts: EEB 2208; GEOG 3310, 3410; GSCI 3020; GSCI/MARN 3230; HORT 3765; MARN 3001, 3030, 4066; NRE 2215, 2325, 2345, 3105, 3115, 3155, 4340; NRE 4135/GSCI 4735. Natural Science: CHEM 4370, 4371; EEB 2244/W, 2245/W, 3247; EEB 3230/MARN 3014; EEB/GSCI 4120; GEOG 2300; MARN 2002, 2060, 3003Q, 4030W, 4060; NRE 2455, 3125, 3145, 3205; SOIL 2120, 3410.
Students must complete at least one course from each of the following Knowledge Competencies.
Commented [HM36]: GEOG 3300 archived Methods: CE 2251; CE/ENVE 3530/GSCI 3710; EEB 3266, 4230W, 4262; GEOG 3300, 3500Q; GEOG/GSCI 4230;
GEOG/MARN 3505; MARN 3003Q; NRE 2000, 2010, 3305, 3345/W, 3535, 4335, 4475, 4535, 4544, 4545, 4575, 4665; PHYS 2400; STAT 2215Q, 3025Q. Governance & and Policy: AH 3174; ARE 3235, 3434, 3437, 4438, 4462;
Commented [HM37]: NRE 3246 changed to NRE ECON/MAST 2467; EVST/POLS 3412; GEOG 3320W; MAST/POLS 3832; NRE 3000, 3201, 3245, 3246; SOCI 3407/W. 3000 (CAHNR 5/15/15) Human Health Concentration Students must pass all of the following: AH 3021, 3175, 3275; ANSC 4341; MCB 2610.
Students must pass two of the following; totaling 6 or more credits: ANSC 4642; MCB 2400, 3010, 3011, 3201, 3633, 4211; PVS 2100.
Students must pass one of the following: AH 3570, 3571, 3573, 3574; PVS 4300.
Note: A B.S. in Environmental Sciences can also be earned through the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. For a the complete description of the major in that collegerequirements, refer to the Environmental Sciences description in the “College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources” section of this Catalog.
Environmental Studies The Environmental Studies major is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to understand the interactions between human society and the environment. Understanding the ethical and cultural dimensions of our relationship with the environment, as well as the challenges of protecting it, requires insights from multiple perspectives, including the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Core courses in the major ensure familiarity with basic principles from these three areas. With this shared core of knowledge, majors will focus their studies on an area of special interest, taking electives and related courses that allow greater specialization. Among the many possibilities are environmental sustainability, issues concerning public policy and environmental justice, and the literary and philosophical legacy of human encounters with the non-human world. A capstone course will allow each student to research a distinct perspective on a contemporary environmental issue. A major in Environmental Studies might lead to a career in a variety of fields, including public policy, environmental education, eco-tourism, marketing or consulting, journalism, or advocacy.
CLAS The major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) or the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR). The student’s choice of colleges should be made in consultation with faculty and advisors based upon the student’s interests and career goals.
Requirements Introductory Courses
All majors must take three four introductory courses:
NRE 1000, GEOG 2300, GSCI 1050 or GSCI 1051;
BIOL 1102 or, for those seeking a more advanced background, BIOL 1108;
STAT 1000Q or 1100Q or equivalent.. Commented [HM38]: CLAS C&C 09/22/15;
CAHNR 04/17/15 Core Courses (18 credits) All majors must take 2 of the following courses from each core. Students cannot apply more than one course per department to count within a particular core. Additional core courses taken in the same department can be applied to the additional major requirements beyond the core requirements.
Humanities Core PHIL 3216; HIST 3540 or 3542; ENGL 3240 or 3715 or JOUR 3046.
Social Sciences Core Commented [HM39]: NRE 3246 changed to NRE ARE 3434 or 4462 or ECON 3466; NRE 3000; NRE 3245; NRE 3246; POLS 3412 3000 (CAHNR 5/15/15) Natural Science Core EEB 2208, GEOG 3400, AH 3175, GSCI 3010; NRE 4170 Capstone Research Project EVST 4000W (3 credits). All majors must complete a capstone research project, which fulfills the Writing in the Major and the Information Literacy requirements for the major.
Additional requirements for the major In addition, environmental studies majors in CLAS must take 9 credits of electives at the 2000 level or above, plus an additional 12 credits of related courses, approved by the student’s advisor. These courses must be designed to form a coherent set of additional courses that will provide the student with a focus or additional depth in an area of interest related to the major. They must be chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor and be approved by the advisor. Courses listed above that are not used to meet the core requirements may be used to meet this requirement. Total credits (2000-level or above): 30, plus 12 credits of related courses.
*Other areas of recommended preparation (not required):
Physical Science: CHEM 1122, 1127Q; PHYS 1030Q/1035Q.
Earth Science: GSCI/GEOG 1070; MARN 1002/1003 Economics: ARE 1110, 1150; ECON 1179, 1200, 1201.
Statistics: STAT 1000Q, 1100Q Note: A B.A. in Environmental Studies can also be earned through the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. For a complete description of the major in that college, refer to the Environmental Studies description in the “College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources” section of this Catalog.
Geography Geography is a multidimensional discipline that analyzes the interactions between people and their environments. Our geographers teach courses and engage in research on a wide range of relevant and timely topics such as urban sprawl, the nature and impact of migration, globalization of the economy and international trade, the spatial prevalence of disease, regional development, global climatic change, environmental degradation and restoration, watershed and landscape change, and the analysis and display of spatial data using geographic information systems (GIS) technology.
Coursework in geography enables graduates to find employment in the private and public sectors while providing both CLAS the regional and global perspective required of informed citizens. B.A. students have gone on to work as urban and regional planners, marketing specialists, environmental program managers, location analysts, and transportation planners. The B.S. degree prepares students to pursue a technologically oriented career as geographic information systems specialists. Students with an undergraduate degree in geography are also prepared to move on to graduate school to pursue M.A. and Ph.D. degrees that enable them to teach at the college level or to secure higher ranking positions in the public and private sectors.