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Environmental Sciences Department

The Department of Environmental Sciences' interdisciplinary and integrative curriculum is designed to equip students with key skills and knowledge to understand and confront complex environmental issues. The curriculum is rooted in the basic disciplines of ecology and conservation, earth science, and social science and policy. Field and integrative courses compel students to synthesize concepts, methods and practice from these essential disciplines. Undergraduate research opportunities and internships are emphasized. The department offers a BA, BS, and a Minor in Environmental Sciences, a concentration in Environment and Sustainability Management with the Goizueta Business School BBA Program, and a joint 4+1 (five-year) BS/MPH with the Environmental Health Department in Rollins School of Public Health.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Uriel Kitron
P5971262
Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara,
  • MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
  • BSc, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel,

Department

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Anne Hall
P6196896
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • Other, Georgia State University, 1976
  • Other, Georgia State University, 1982
  • MS, Georgia Tech, 1985

Department

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • water resources
  • clay mineralogy
  • sedimentology
Core Faculty
Berry Brosi
P7964997
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D., Stanford University,
  • MSc, Yale University ,
  • BA, Wesleyan University,

Department

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty
Thomas Gillespie
P5772159
Associate Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Florida,
  • MSc, University of Florida,
  • BSc, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
  • , , 1900

Department

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty
Lance Gunderson
P5623645
Professor

Education

  • BS, University of Florida, 1975
  • MS, University of Florida, 1977
  • PhD, University of Florida, 1992

Department

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • ecosystem ecology
  • ecosystem management
Anne Hall
P6196896
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • Other, Georgia State University, 1976
  • Other, Georgia State University, 1982
  • MS, Georgia Tech, 1985

Department

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • water resources
  • clay mineralogy
  • sedimentology
Uriel Kitron
P5971262
Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara,
  • MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
  • BSc, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel,

Department

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases
Anthony Martin
P1173389
Professor of Practice

Education

  • BS, Saint Joseph's College, 1982
  • MS, Miami University, 1986
  • PhD, University of Georgia, 1991

Departments

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • sedimentology
  • ichnology
  • paleoecology
Michael Rich
P6477379
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Westminster College, 1976
  • MA, University of Virginia, 1977
  • PhD, Northwestern University, 1985

Departments

  • Political Science, Core Faculty
  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • federalism
  • public policy
  • urban policy
Eri Saikawa
P4464884
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, Princeton University, 2010
  • MPA, Indiana University, 2005
  • BEng, University of Tokyo, 2003

Department

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty
William Size
P7358582
Professor

Education

  • BS, Northern Illinois University, 1965
  • MS, Northern Illinois University, 1967
  • PhD, University of Illinois, 1971

Department

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • igneous and metamorphic petrology
  • geostatistics
  • mineralogy
  • environmental geology
Gonazol Vazquez Prokopec
P3913521
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Buenos Aires,

Department

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty
John Wegner
P5030206
Sr Lecturer

Education

  • BA, Indiana University, 1972
  • BA, Indiana University, 1973
  • MSc, Carleton University, 1976
  • PhD, Carleton University, 1995

Department

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • green building design and campus sustainable design
  • landscape ecology
  • conservation biology
  • habitat fragmentation
Tracy Yandle
P8361698
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Franklin and Marshall College, 1991
  • MA, Baylor University, 1993
  • PhD, Indiana University, 2001

Department

  • Environmental Sciences, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • environmental policy
  • environmental politics
  • natural resource management policy
  • institutions and co-management

Courses

Environmental Studies 100-Level Courses
ENVS 120: Human And Natural Ecology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course introduces the study of the relationship between humans and the environment. Topics include general ecology, resources, pollution, biodiversity, global change, and aspects of health, economics, ethics, and law as related to environmental studies. Will not fulfill major requirements.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 125: Ecology, Geology & Nature Obs.
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Students are introduced to basic concepts of ecology and geology via examples of field scientists' illustrated field journals; students will also maintain their own journals. Emphasis on learning local geology, hydrology, zoology and botany, but skills applicable for understanding nature anywhere.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ENVS 129: Meteorology with Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNTL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Meteorology is the science of the atmosphere and the weather it produces. It seeks to understand the dynamics of the system in terms of available energy and how those dynamics produce the daily weather and long-term climate of the globe. This course will include a weekly lab.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 131: Intro to Environmental Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to the concepts and methods of environmental studies. Students will be introduced to relevant theories from physical sciences, ecology, economics, political science, and other fields related to environmental studies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
225
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
100 - 140
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 190: Fresh Sem:Environmentl Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The topics for freshman seminars are variable and change every semester. Past offerings include Climate Change, Global Earth Systems, Interpreting Behavior That You Can't See, Ecological Economics, Plants, People and Places and Ecological Restoration.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Environmental Studies 200-Level Courses
ENVS 215: Human Ecology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 222: Evolutn Of The Earth With Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNTL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History of the earth in the context of a changing global environment. Emphasis on the interaction of biological systems with global processes such as plate tectonics (mountain building and volcanism), climate change, and sea-level fluctuations. Coverage of geological maps, rocks, fossils, and field geology applicable to environmental studies. Fulfills Intermediate Earth Science and upper level lab course requirements for ENVS majors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 225: Institutions & The Environment
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: ENVS 131 or permission of instructor required. Considers the form and function of existing social institutions used to govern environmental interactions and collective choice, including markets, bureaucracies and agencies, democracies, NGOs, communities, legal systems, norms, conventions, morals, bargaining, conflict, corruption, and violence. Various incremental and radical institutional reforms are discussed. Fullfills ENVS Intermediate Social Science and Policy requirement. May also be used to fullfill an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 227: Environmental Policy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
POLS 227: Environmental Policy
Course Description

Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 131 or POLS 100 or permission of instructor. An introduction to basic concepts of American environmental policy. Topics include: history of federal environmental policymaking, environmental policy tools, controversies in environmental policy, and U.S. environmental policy in the age of globalization. Field trips required. Fulfills ENVS Intermediate Social Science and Policy requirement. May also be used to fulfill an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
100 - 140
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 227W: Environmental Policy
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
POLS 227W: Environmental Policy
Course Description

Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 131 or POLS 100 or permission of instructor. An introduction to basic concepts of American environmental policy. Topics include: history of federal environmental policymaking, environmental policy tools, controversies in environmental policy, and U.S. environmental policy in the age of globalization. Field trips required. Fulfills ENVS Intermediate Social Science and Policy requirement. May also be used to fulfill an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
100 - 140
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ENVS 230: Fundamentals of Geology w/Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNTL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

In-depth coverage of rocks, minerals, and fundamental concepts of geology. Topics include rocks and minerals, streams, glaciers, shorelines, deserts, energy resources, plate tectonics, volcanoes, structural features, earthquakes, and processes that shape the surface of the Earth. Fulfills Intermediate Earth Science and upper level lab course requirements for ENVS majors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 232: Integrated Methods in Ecology
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNTL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Students will assess and evaluate case studies of ecological issues. This course aims to enhance students' learning process through critical thinking and inquiry based learning.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
ENVS 235: Environmental Geology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Interdisciplinary approach to the interaction of humans with natural geological systems. A background in the earth or environmental science is recommended. Topics include earth materials, water resource management, air and water pollution, contaminant remediation, climate change, medical geology, geological disasters, and energy resources. Fulfills Intermediate Earth Science requirement for ENVS majors. May also be used for an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 240: Ecosystem Ecology w/Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNTL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Overview of ecosystem ecology, including dynamics of large scale systems, landscape ecology, ecosystem structure, and function. Topics in the course will include: methods of ecosystem analysis, energy flow, nutrient cycling, community dynamics, issues of scale, models, and ecosystem properties. Fulfills ENVS Intermediate Ecology and Conservation requirement and upper-level lab requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
100 - 140
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 241: Mod & Anc Trop Environments
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, one hour. On-campus course dealing with the study of modern and ancient tropical environments, using the Bahamas Platform as an example. Specific topics include: the role of sea-level fluctuations in the development of the Bahamas Platform, case studies of island biogeography, reef ecology and geology, and human interactions with environments of the region. A required weekend field trip to a barrier island on the Georgia coast. To fulfill the ENVS Intermediate Earth Science requirement and ENVS field course requirement, must be taken with ENVS 242.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
ENVS 242: Mod & Anc Trop Env Field Crs
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 241. Field-based study of modern and ancient tropical environments, using San Salvador Island of the Bahamas as an example. Specific topics include: description and interpretation of terrestrial, intertidal, and subtidal environments of San Salvador (rocky and sandy shorelines, hypersaline lakes, caves, forests and shrublands, reefs, open ocean, lagoons); biological, paleontological, and geological classification and identification methods in the field.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 247: Ecology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
BIOL 247: Ecology
Course Description

This course provides an overview of the principles of ecology and the study of relationships between organisms and their environment. Processes and properties of individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems will be emphasized. Lectures will emphasize active and collaborative learning. Ecology ties in all other branches of Biology (e.g., evolution, behavior, physiology, and genetics) by examining biological processes in the context of the environment in which organisms live and have evolved. There is also a separate 2 credit-hour lab (BIOL 247L/ENVS 247L or BIOL 247LW/ENVS 247LW) associated with this class. The Lab is not required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ENVS 247L: Ecology Laboratory
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
BIOL 247L: Ecology Laboratory
Course Description

This is the laboratory portion of the Ecology class. Field studies will be conducted in various natural areas in Georgia, including a weekend trip to the mountains. Pre- or corequisite: Biology/ENVS 247. (This course, taken together with Biology 247, meets the upper-level laboratory requirement for the biology major and fulfills the Writing Requirement for the GERs.)

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
ENVS 247LW: Ecology Laboratory
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
BIOL 247LW: Ecology Laboratory
Course Description

This is the laboratory portion of the Ecology class. Field studies will be conducted in various natural areas in Georgia, including a weekend trip to the mountains. Pre- or corequisite: Biology/ENVS 247. (This course, taken together with Biology 247, meets the upper-level laboratory requirement for the biology major and fulfills the Writing Requirement for the GERs.)

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
Writing Requirement
Yes
ENVS 250: Fundam. of Cartography & GIS
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to the study and design of maps and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) as a problem-solving tool for geographic analysis with focus on fundamental concepts and applications of GIS, data collection and processing, cartographic design, and trends in geospatial technology. May be used to fulfill and ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 260: Quant Tech In Environ Stdy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
MQR
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 131. Overview of quantitative methods in environmental studies. Field methods will include: stream rates and other stream parameters, spatial orientations, including compass, map skills, and GPS. Mathematical and statistical methods for data gathering and analysis appropriate for laboratory and field methods will be applied. Required course for ENVS majors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Recitation or discussion section
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 275: Nature and Culture in Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 275: Nature and Culture in Japan
JPN 275: Nature and Culture in Japan
Course Description

We examine the interaction between the human and natural world in Japanese cultural and scientific history by looking at maps, literature, scriptures, visual media, and current journalism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ENVS 299R: Fundamentals of ENVS Rsrch
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit; may be repeated for a maximum of 8 hours. Permission of faculty supervisor required prior to enrollment. Designed primarily for sophomores, this individual research course provides a means for ENVS students to learn foundational skills for research in a field of environmental studies under the supervision of a faculty member (and affiliated graduate students or post doctoral researchers). A stepping stone to more advanced research work, highly recommended for ENVS students planning to apply to graduate school or enter careers in research.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Environmental Studies 300-Level Courses
ENVS 318: Natural Science Illustration
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ARTHIST 318: Natural Science Illustration
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 320: Environ Assessment/Managemen
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will introduce concepts of adaptive environmental management and review experiences of using this interdisciplinary approach for dealing with a wide range of resource issues. The course will review existing theories, concepts and methods of adaptive management, and case histories of systems where adaptive management approaches have been applied. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 321: Geology and Human Health
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Interdisciplinary course discussing the connections between Earth and human body processes. Examines intrinsic and extrinsic metabolic pathways controlling health, pathogens, disease, pollution, natural resources, and earth and human cycles. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 324: Ecological Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Develops an understanding and critique of environmental and natural resource economics and considers extensions and alternatives for understanding complex systems of people and nature. Discussion of economic indicators of success, scale, sustainability, and of the value of natural resources is balanced by attention to policy design and to issues of political and economic power, inequality, and historical change. The role of ecosystem services, natural and social capital in economic development are considered. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 325: Energy and Climate Change
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Energy generation and consumption at the individual, regional, national and international level are used as a lens for understanding the problem of climate change. Particular attention is paid to the interaction between scientific uncertainty and global decision making. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 329: Religion And Ecology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REL 329: Religion & Ecology
Course Description

Historical, philosophical, and ethical relationships between religion and ecology; other dimensions include Eastern thought, ecofeminism, animal rights, and literary nature writers.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ENVS 330: Climatology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Environmental Studies 131 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. The science of climatology studies the physical properties of the earth's atmosphere and how they conspire to produce the observed climates of the present and the deduced climates of the past. This course pays particular attention to the energy cascade of the climate system, the processes by which energy becomes distributed across the globe, and the potential role of the ocean in long- and short-term climate change. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 331: Earth Systems Science
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course covers how the atmosphere, oceans and land work together to produce the characteristics of the planet, how this synergy has changed in the past, and how human activity affects the system. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 334: Global Environment
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 335: Hydrology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 339: Politics And The Environment
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
POLS 339: Politics & The Environment
Course Description

Examines the connection between political activity and environmental management. Focus ranges from regulatory activity to the environmental consequences of particular electoral forms of democratic governance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 340: Wetland Ecology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will introduce students to the ecology of wetlands. The course will cover factors that influence the hydrology of wetlands, present the ecology of a diverse set of wetland systems and introduce a range of management issues that confront wetland managers. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 342: Barrier Island
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will provide a global overview of barrier islands, integrating geological and ecological principles to better understand barrier islands as places denoted by considerable and rapid change. Human-related factors related to barrier islands also will be studied. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 344: American Environmental History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 344: American Environmental History
Course Description

History of the relationship between the American people, land, weather, and natural resources, with special attention to the environmental movement since 1960.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ENVS 345: Conservatn Biol/Biodiversity
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
BIOL 141: Foundations of Modern Biol I
BIOL 142: Foundations of Modern Biol II
ENVS 131: Intro to Environmental Studies
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
BIOL 345: Conservation Biology
Course Description

This course focuses on the conservation of biodiversity and introduces students to ways that ecological and evolutionary principles can be used to conserve and protect species and ecosystems at risk. Specific topics include the causes and consequences of biodiversity, systematics and endangered species, the demography and genetics of small populations, invasive species, habitat loss and fragmentation, design of reserves, and restoration ecology. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 346: Geological Origins of Landscapes w/ Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 348: Sustainable Water Resources
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Topics include the natural cycling of water, surface and groundwater hydrology, effects of development on water quality and supply, water management, scarcity and conflict over water. Special emphasis on sustainable practices in water resource management. Field trips and introductory GIS in lab. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 349: Ecology of Invasions
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
BIOL 349: Ecology of Invasions
Course Description

Prerequisites: Environmental Studies 131 or Biology 141 and 142, or permission. This course will familiarize students with principles of ecological invasions and methods for assessing the spread and impacts of invasive species on a global scale. Students will also become familiar with major sources of exotic species introductions and methods available for prevention and control. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 350: Env Thgt:Ethics,Phil&Issues
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed to expose students to the philosophical and ethical dimensions of human-nature relationships.Students will explore the ways humans perceive, value, and interact with nature and will examine how values and ethics guide our use of and policies toward nature. Students will also reflect upon and consider their own use of personal views toward nature. Philosophical and ethical concepts are examined through readings, lectures, guest speakers, class discussions, and small group activities. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 350W: Env Thgt:Ethics,Phil&Issues
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed to expose students to the philosophical and ethical dimensions of human-nature relationships.Students will explore the ways humans perceive, value, and interact with nature and will examine how values and ethics guide our use of and policies toward nature. Students will also reflect upon and consider their own use of personal views toward nature. Philosophical and ethical concepts are examined through readings, lectures, guest speakers, class discussions, and small group activities. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ENVS 359: Ecology & Evolution of Disease
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

From plagues of prehistory to pandemics of disease emergence today, pathogens have played a central role in our existence. This course will provide insights into why we get sick and how we heal by examining human disease within the context of ecology and evolution. Required course for ENVS BS/MPH program students. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 361: Ecosystems Through Time
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
BIOL 361: Ecosystems Through Time
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ENVS 370A: Community Bldg & Soc Change I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CBSC 370A: Community Bldg & Soc Change I
POLS 370A: Community Bldg & Soc Change I
SOC 370A: Community Bldg & Soc Change I
Course Description

Open only to undergraduate students by permission of the instructor. Additionally, this course is required for all students seeking to apply for the fellowship in Community Building and Social Change.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ENVS 370B: Planning Community Initiatives
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CBSC 370B: Planning Community Initiatives
POLS 370B: Planning Community Initiatives
SOC 370B: Planning Community Initiatives
Course Description

Open only to students admitted as fellows in the program in Community Building and Social Change.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
ENVS 370B: Planning Community Initiatives
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CBSC 370B: Planning Community Initiatives
POLS 370B: Planning Community Initiatives
SOC 370B: Planning Community Initiatives
Course Description

Open only to students admitted as fellows in the program in Community Building and Social Change.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
Writing Requirement
Yes
ENVS 370L: Planning Comm. Initiatives-Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CBSC 370: Planning Comm. Iniatives-Lab
POLS 370L: Planning Comm Initiatives-Lab
SOC 370L: Planning Comm. Initiatives-Lab
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ENVS 371: Ecology of the Tropics
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
BIOL 371: Ecology Of The Tropics
Course Description

Explores the diverse biomes of the tropics. Focus will be on tropical forests and grasslands, with an emphasis on ecological processes, biodiversity, human impact in the tropics, indigenous peoples, and ethnobotany.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
ENVS 372: Ecology Tropics Field Course
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
BIOL 372: Ecology Tropics Field Course
Course Description

Spring. Credit, two hours. Pre- or co-requisite: Biology/Environmental Studies 371. Permission required. This is the field course to accompany the lecture course on tropical ecology. Field trip will take place during the spring recess.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
ENVS 377: Int'l Environmental Policy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
POLS 384: Int'l Environmental Policy
Course Description

Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 131 or Political Science 110, or permission of instructor. An advanced course designed to introduce students to the complexity of policy problems surrounding international environmental issues. We begin with the difference between national and international policy issues, and why international environmental issues present unique challenges. The class will then address the fragility of international environmental institutions and the history of this topic. The second half of the course will focus on specific policy problems such as: free trade, sustainable development, population growth, climate change, and endangered species. Students will also develop an expertise in the positions and problems of one nation outside the United States. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 377W: Int'l Environmental Policy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
POLS 384: Int'l Environmental Policy
Course Description

Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 131 or Political Science 110, or permission of instructor. An advanced course designed to introduce students to the complexity of policy problems surrounding international environmental issues. We begin with the difference between national and international policy issues, and why international environmental issues present unique challenges. The class will then address the fragility of international environmental institutions and the history of this topic. The second half of the course will focus on specific policy problems such as: free trade, sustainable development, population growth, climate change, and endangered species. Students will also develop an expertise in the positions and problems of one nation outside the United States. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ENVS 381: Water
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 383: Art & Environmnt in Costa Rica
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 384: Art & Env:Costa Rica-Field Sty
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Study abroad course
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 385: Topics: Environmental Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable topics that are offered as irregular courses. Past course topics have included: Finding Place: Technology, Stories, and the Environment; Introduction to Botany; Environment, Health, and Development; Conservation and Development; Earth Materials: Minerology and Petrology; Booms and Busts in Resources of Georgia; and Paleoecology, Perspectives on Sustainable Development, Spatial and Landscape Ecology, Green Business, Perspectives on Sustainable Development.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 385W: Topics: Environmental Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable topics that are offered as irregular courses. Past course topics have included: Finding Place: Technology, Stories, and the Environment; Introduction to Botany; Environment, Health, and Development; Conservation and Development; Earth Materials: Minerology and Petrology; Booms and Busts in Resources of Georgia; and Paleoecology, Perspectives on Sustainable Development, Spatial and Landscape Ecology, Green Business, Perspectives on Sustainable Development.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ENVS 390R: Sem On Environmental Issues
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, two hours. Weekly seminar on topics in Environmental Studies featuring speakers from within and outside the University. Students are required to read published articles authored by each speaker and submit weekly response papers. Group presentations on seminar topics are also required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Additional Course Plus Component
Class will meet for 90 minutes each week. Additionally, students will meet for 150 minutes in group meetings over the semester- this averages 100 contact minutes per week.
ENVS 399R: Intro to Independent Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit; may be repeated for a maximum of 8 hours. Permission of faculty supervisor required prior to enrollment. Intended for students who have had some prior introduction to research, either in ENVS 299 or in another class or field, and who are interested in furthering their knowledge of the research process. In this individual research course, research skills are developed and refined under supervision of an ENVS faculty member (as well as affiliated post doctoral researchers). While the student is not expected to carry out of a full independent research project independently, development of an independent research plan is expected.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Environmental Studies 400-Level Courses
ENVS 410: Extinctions
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 420: Law and Biodiversity
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course allows students to explore the ecological and legal dimensions of environmental issues of biodiversity conservation, ecosystem management, and sustainable development. The class will combine readings and case studies. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 442: Ecology Of Emory Univ w/lab
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ENVS 240: Ecosystem Ecology w/Lab
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will use ecological concepts to investigate questions (problems) on the Emory campus. The course will combine lectures with laboratory exercises designed to elaborate on lecture material and to give students a hands on experience in the application of concepts to the field setting. May be used to fulfill an Elective and Field Course requirement for ENVS students.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 442W: Ecology Of Emory Univ w/lab
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ENVS 240: Ecosystem Ecology w/Lab
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will use ecological concepts to investigate questions (problems) on the Emory campus. The course will combine lectures with laboratory exercises designed to elaborate on lecture material and to give students a hands on experience in the application of concepts to the field setting. May be used to fulfill an Elective and Field Course requirement for ENVS students.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ENVS 444: Ecosystems:SE U.S. with Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Environmental Studies 131. This course will provide students the opportunity to experience and learn about the diverse ecosystems of the Southeast. Ecosystems to be discussed may include: Piedmont, coastal barrier islands, long-leafed pines, Okeefenokee, lakes and rivers, farmland, and cities. Weekend field trips required. Fulfills an ENVS Elective and ENVS Field Course requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 446: Field Studies: Southern Africa
General Information
Credit Hours
6
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This summer field course (offered through Emory Center for International Studies Abroad (CIPA) will provide students with a hands-on experience in the southern African countries of Namibia and Botswana. Within a conservation biology perspective, students have the opportunity to learn about the unique habitats and conservation issues of southern Africa. Fulfills an ENVS Elective and ENVS Field Course requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Study abroad course
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 458: Fishers and Fisheries
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Permission of instructor required. An advanced seminar that explores the diversity of fishing peoples of the world and the problems they face in the twenty-first century. After an introduction to social, economic, and technological aspects of the world\'s fisheries, we spend the majority of course time on the problem of over-fishing and the means of controlling it. In doing so, we examine the range of possible management options, specific case studies of successes and failures, international management approaches, and innovation in management. Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 459: Urban Ecology and Development
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Urban ecology is broadly defined as the study of interactions between organisms and communities with urban environments and of the linkages between them and human activities. By taking a global perspective, this course will provide the foundations of urban ecology.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 460: Research Design & Practice
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will provide the necessary skills and support for students to conduct research in a field of environmental studies through a series of lectures and engaged learning.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Recitation or discussion section
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
ENVS 475: Seminar In Paleontology
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 483: Spatial Analys.in Disease Ecol
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines patterns of health and disease in place and time, application of geospatial technologies and methods for epidemiology, analysis of time-space relations, clusters and diffusion of disease, and the spatial distribution and ecology of selected infectious and non-infectious diseases. (also offered as EH 583.) Fulfills an ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 491: Svc Learning Course In Envs
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Permission of instructor required. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have accumulated during their undergraduate experience at Emory. Students will contribute to a group project designed to fulfill a need for a community group. The course will use a consultant/client model. The consultant model will allow students to apply theories and concepts learned in other classes to a practical situation. Fulfills an ENVS Independent Study requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Community engaged learning
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 492R: Practicum:Comm Bldg & Soc Chng
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CBSC 492R: Practicum:Comm Bldg & Soc Chng
POLS 492R: Practicum:Comm Bldg & Soc Chng
SOC 492R: Practicum:Comm Bldg & Soc Chng
Course Description

Open only to students admitted as fellows in the program in Community Building and Social Change.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
ENVS 495A: Honors Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Permission of Honors Coordinator is required. Course is restricted to students who are accepted into the departmental Honors program. Students may register for a writing-intensive section (ENVS 495RWR) to fulfill a post-freshman writing requirement. Fulfills Independent Study requirement for ENVS majors (4 credit hrs). Does not count for ENVS Elective area credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 495BW: Honors Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Permission of honors coordinator is required. Course is restricted to students who are accepted into the departmental honors program. Fulfills ENVS Independent Study requirement (4 credit hours).Does not count for ENVS Elective credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ENVS 497R: Undergraduate Internship
General Information
Credit Hours
3 - 5
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit. May be repeated for a maximum of eight hours. ENVS Internship coordinator permission and internship pre-approval required prior to enrollment. Students receive credit for working as an intern in environmentally-related, approved settings. Fulfills ENVS Independent Study requirement (at least 4 credit hours). Does not count for ENVS Elective requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 498R: Individual Directed Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit. May be repeated for a maximum of eight hours. Permission of ENVS faculty supervisor required prior to enrollment. This course allows for students to work with faculty to explore subjects of mutual interest on specific topics that are not normally offered. May not be used for Elective area credit. Counts for Independent Study requirement for ENVS majors (4 credit hours). Writing intensive section available.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 498RW: Individual Directed Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit. May be repeated for a maximum of eight hours. Permission of ENVS faculty supervisor required prior to enrollment. This course allows for students to work with faculty to explore subjects of mutual interest on specific topics that are not normally offered. May not be used for Elective area credit. Counts for Independent Study requirement for ENVS majors (4 credit hours). Writing intensive section available.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ENVS 499R: Advanced Individual Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit; may be repeated for a maximum of twelve hours. Permission required prior to enrollment. Student research on projects directed by environmental studies faculty members. Counts for Independent Study requirement for ENVS majors (4 credit hours). Writing Intensive section available.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ENVS 499RW: Advanced Individual Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit; may be repeated for a maximum of twelve hours. Permission required prior to enrollment. Student research on projects directed by environmental studies faculty members. Counts for Independent Study requirement for ENVS majors (4 credit hours). Writing Intensive section available.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes

Honors Program

See “Honors Program” under the curriculum section of the catalog and consult the department for further details.

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.