ES Core Courses and Concentrations

Core Courses – Required of all ES majors

Concentrations – Each Student Selects One

(5-7 courses in one of the following areas)

Learning Goals for the Major

  • recognize the connections among cultural, social, and scientific perspectives
  • be able to identify the scale of an issue and the major players, agents, controls, and perspectives
  • be able to identify assumptions inherent in arguments, perspectives, and studies

Learning Objectives

  • obtain a broad substantive knowledge of pressing environmental concerns
  • be able to appropriately interpret text, data, and other media about the environment
  • understand methodological approaches of the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities and apply those to the chosen concentration
  • gain enough mastery to do scholarly work in this field
  • become proficient in written, oral, and visual communication