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Environmental Studies

Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Required Courses

Core EES Courses - 22 credits

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
EES 100 Intro to Earth & Environmental Sciences 3   N  
EES 110 Intro. to Physical Geology 3   N  
EES 111 Intro. to Physical Geology Lab 1   N  
EES 200 Water Resources I 3 EES 100 or permission N QS
EES 337

Environmental Policy & Law

3 EES 100 or permission S CW
EES 327 Natural Resource Management 3 EES 100 & EES 110 or permission N  
EES 335 Environmental Economics (the lab is optional)

3

EES 100 or permission S  
EES 401 Senior Capstone 3 EES 100 or permission N, S

CW

 

Additional Science Courses -4 credits

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
BI 105 Biology Diversity and Ecology 3   N  
BI 121 Biology Lab I 1 Corequisite BI 105 N  

Additional Studies Courses - 21 credits

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
PS 101 Introduction to American Government 3   S  
PS 216
or
PS 323
State & Local Government

State Legislative Procedure
3

3
PS 101

PS 101
S

S
CW

IC 212 Political Psychology 3   S

IC,CAI, CW

PACS 105 Introduction to Conflict Resolution 3   S  
HS 262 North American Environmental History (may substitute another course in consultation w/advisor 3   H CW
PL 265 Environmental Ethics (may substiture another coures in consultation w/advisor 3   N  
EB 223 Principles of Microeconomics 3   S  

Statistics - Take one of the following - 3 or 4 credits

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ESS 299 Envirometrics 3   N  
BI 305 Biostatistics 4 BI 222 or EES 100 N QS

Advanced Focal Area

The Environmental Studies student must then complete 12 credits of elective courses in a FOCAL AREA or area of concentration. One such Focal Area is suggested below. The student should develop this focal area in conjunction with his/her advisor. The student is encouraged to review these areas and to work with his/her advisor to select 12 credits of additional course work that fulfills their interests in environmental studies. Again, note that 2 of the courses in the Focal Area must be at the 300 level or above.

Total credits = 51 + 12 in Focal Area = 63 credits

FOCAL AREA: Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
           
EB 202 Behavioral Analysis of Organizations 3   S CW
PACS 108 Mediation 1-3   S  
PACS 205 Conflict Intervention 3 PACS 105 or PACS 108 or permission S CW
PACS 305 Gender and Conflict 3   SI CW
PACS 308 Nonviolence: Theory and Practice 3 Sophomore standing HS CW
PACS 332 International Law & Human Rights 3 PS 102 SI CW
PL 265 Environmental Ethics 3   H  
PY 205 Social Psychology 3 PY 101 S  
THE EES Department also offers resident programs at the Raystown Field Station and a Marine Science Program in India. Courses taken in the programs, as well as other programs may substitute directly into your POE. Students interested in these programs should work with their advisors to plan accordingly.

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