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Environmental Studies and Sustainbility (Ests) Course Requirements Checklist

General Education

Major Requirements

Intro to Liberal Arts

1.0

Intro. Environmental Science (ESTS 103)

1.0

English 110

1.0

Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity (BIOL 155)

1.0

COMM 101

1.0

Intro. Sociology or Anthropology (SOCI 101/ANTH 103)

1.0

Foreign Language

1.0

American Politics (POLS 103)

1.0

Foreign Language

1.0

Economics (ECON 200)

1.0

Art

1.0

Humanities/ Social Science Electives1 (choose two, see list below)

2.0

Global Perspectives

1.0

Science/Math Electives2 (choose three, see list below)

3.0

Reflections

1.0

Research Methods and Research3

1.0 - 2.0

Citizenship

1.0

Science Seminar (BIOL 350, 2 semesters)

0.5

Humanities/Social Science Electives (choose at least two)

  • Environmental Economics (ECON 380) – prerequisite filled above
  • Regulation and Legislation (ECON 310) – prerequisite filled above
  • Economics and Law (ECON 340) – prerequisite filled above
  • Public Finance (ECON 370) – prerequisite filled above
  • Sociology of Inequality (SOCI 345) – prerequisite filled above
  • Environmental Politics (POLS 375) – no prerequisite
  • Parties and Elections (POLS 311) – no prerequisite
  • Argumentation (COMM 335) – prerequisite filled above
  • Small Group Communication (COMM 235) – prerequisite filled above
  • Persuasion (COMM 339) – prerequisites COMM 101 and 230
  • Environmental Ethics (PHIL 310) – perquisite, sophomore standing
  • Other humanities courses at or above the 200 level with approval of the ESTS coordinator.

Science/Math Electives (choose at least three; two must be at or above the 200 level)

  • Statistics for the Sciences (MATH 207) – prerequisite, “competent mathematical skills”
  • Investigating Biological Concepts (BIOL 150) – no prerequisite
  • Field Botany (BIOL 201) – no prerequisite
  • Ecology (BIOL 307) – prerequisite, C− or better in BIOL 150 & 155 and MATH 207 (or co-requisite)
  • Conservation Biology (BIOL 315) – prerequisite, C- or better in BIOL155 & junior standing
  • General Chemistry (CHEM 140) – no prerequisite
  • Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 220) – prerequisite, CHEM 140
  • Other science/math courses at or above the 200 level with approval of the ESTS coordinator.

Research Methods and Research

Choose a sequence of research methods and a capstone research experience for a minimum of 1.0 credit total, from a department of your choice, with prior approval of the Environmental Studies coordinator.

Environmental Studies and Sustainbility (Ests) Minor Course Requirements

  • ESTS 103 – Introduction to Environmental Science

Choose three upper-level courses from the following:

  • BIOL 201 – Field Botany (no prerequisite)
  • BIOL 315 – Conservation Biology (BIOL 155, junior standing)
  • COMM 335 – Argumentation (prerequisite COMM 101)
  • PHIL 310 – Environmental Ethics (no prerequisite)
  • POLS 375* – Environmental Politics (prerequisite POLS 103 or POLS 200)
  • ECON 380* – Environmental Economics (prerequisite ECON 200)
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