Nature Culture Arts Concentration, Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Arts - ESNC

Major Requirements (40 hours) 

ENVS 161Introduction to Environmental Studies3
ENVS 171Introduction to Environmental Science3
ENVS 217Environmental Policy3
COMM 418Seminar on Women, Leadership, and Communication3
or ENVS 321 Women, Leadership, and the Environment
ENVS 385Interdisciplinary Environmental Research3
ENVS 386Current Issues in Environmental Studies1
ENVS 495Comprehensive Project Seminar3
Select the following Concentration:21-22
Total Credits40-41

Nature, Culture, Arts Concentration

Stem Elective
Select one of the following:3-4
Survey II: Human Prehistory
Introduction to Marine Biology
Vertebrate Natural History
and Vertebrate Natural History Laboratory
Conservation Biology
and Conservation Biology Laboratory
and Ecology Laboratory
Chemistry in Everyday Life
Mathematics for Sustainability
Environment and Society Elective
Select one of the following:3
People and Nature
Survey I: Culture and Language
Organizational Communication
Economic Development
Topics in Economics (Approved Sections)
Cultural Sust and Spirituality
Introduction to Justice Studies
The Global Politics of International Development
Global Environmental Politics
Social Problems (approved sections)
Consumer Society
Explorations Courses
Select four of the following: 112
Survey I: Culture and Language
The Sustainable Cup
Sustainable Textiles
Introduction to Design and the Environment
Picturing Biodiversity: The Art of Natural History
Environment in Contemporary Art
Design and the Environment Studio II
Communicating Climate Science
Animals in Literature and Society
Environmental Literature
African-American Literature
19th-Century American Literature
Nature and Environmental Writing
Cultural Sust and Spirituality
The Shape of the City
Give Me Shelter
Women, Leadership, and the Environment
Human Ecology and Spirituality
Lives and Times (approved sections)
Social Justice
Environmental Ethics
Religion and Science
Fashion Ethics
Theoretical Applications Course
Select one of the following:3
Anthropology of Race and Racism
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Water, Culture & Sustainability
Special Topics (approved topics)
Critical Theory
Feminist Theory
Total Credits21-22

No more than two courses may be taken in a single discipline (as indicated by course prefix).

Advanced Writing Proficiency 

Students fulfill this proficiency requirement by receiving approval for a portfolio of three writing projects drawn from multiple disciplines contributing to environmental studies. The portfolio will include the paper completed in ENVS 495 Comprehensive Project Seminar; the other two projects included will vary with the student’s major concentration and selection of courses.

Senior Comprehensive

The Senior Comprehensive requirement in Environmental Studies is fulfilled by successful completion of ENVS 495 Comprehensive Project Seminar and department approval of the paper and oral presentation based on the student’s comprehensive project.