Spirituality Justice Ethics Concentration, Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Arts - ESSJ

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

Spirituality, Justice, Ethics 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
Arts and Culture Elective
Select one of the following:3
People and Nature
Survey I: Culture and Language
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
Organizational Communication
Topics in Economics (Approved Sections)
Communicating Climate Science
Animals in Literature and Society
Environmental Literature
African-American Literature
19th-Century American Literature
Cultural Sust and Spirituality
The Shape of the City
Give Me Shelter
Nature and Environmental Writing
Consumer Society
Fashion Ethics
Environment and Spirituality
RLST 240Catholic Social Thought3
or RLST 251 The Christian Tradition
Environment and Justice
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Justice Studies
Social Justice
Environmental Ethics
PHIL 256Environmental Ethics3
Advanced Courses
Select two courses in any suitable SJE topic from the following: 16
Water, Culture & Sustainability
Human Ecology and Spirituality
The Global Politics of International Development
Religion and Science
Total Credits21-22

A 3-credit internship may be substituted for one advanced course.

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.