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Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies: Policy, Culture, and Society, BA

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Program Learning Outcomes

A student completing a major in Environmental Studies: Policy, Culture and Society  (ES:PCS) will:

  • Develop a basic scientific understanding of environmental issues through the program’s core electives.
  • Understand environmental issues from multiple disciplinary vantage points.
  • Master methodology and knowledge through intensive upper-division course work in one social science or humanities discipline
  • Be able to apply disciplinary knowledge and methods towards a critical environmental issue.
  • Learn to reason and write clearly.

ES:PCS offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum and a disciplinary approach towards understanding complexities of the human relationship to the environment. It should be of particular value to students who are interested in pursuing careers in environmental law or environmental policy, or design. Students should be aware that they will need, by the end of their sophomore year, to choose a disciplinary emphasis in which they will complete a senior thesis paper or project.

Major Requirements

Foundation: 28-32 credits


In addition to the core, students must complete one of the concentrations below:

Ethics: 16 credits

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