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Environmental Studies

Department: Environmental Science and Studies

Required Courses

Core ESS Courses - 22 credits

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ESS 100 Environmental Systems I
3
 
N
GL 110 Introduction to Physical Geology
3
 
N
GL 101 Physical Geology Lab
1
GL 110
N
ESS 310 Water Resources I
3
ESS 100 & ESS 110
N
QS
ESS 337

Environmental Law

3
ESS 100 & PS 101
S
ESS 324 Natural Resource Management
3
ESS 100 & BI 121
N
ESS 305 Environmental Economics
 

3

ESS 100 & EB 105 or EB 223
S
ESS 401 Senior Capstone II
3
ESS 100
NS
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
QS
Additional Studies Courses - 21 or 22 credits
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
PS 101 Introduction to American Government
4
 
S
PS 216
or
PS 323
State & Local Government

State Legislative Procedure
3

3
PS 101

PS 101
S

S


IC 212 Political Psychology
3
EN 110 & SO, JR or SR standing
S

IC

PACS 105 Introduction to Conflict Resolution
3
 
S
HS 262 North American Environmental History (may substitute another course in consultation w/advisor
3
 
H
PL 265 Environmental Ethics (may substitute another course in consultation w/advisor)
3
 
N
EB 223 Principles of Microeconomics
3
SO, JR or SR standing
S
Statistics - Take one of the following - 3 or 4 credits
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ESS 230 Envirometrics
3
 
N
BI 305 Biostatistics
4
BI 106 or ESS 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
4
 
S
CW
PACS 108 Mediation
1-3
 
S
PACS 205 Conflict Intervention
3
PACS 105
S
PACS 305 Gender and Conflict
3
SO, JR or SR standing
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.

updated 3.14

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