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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (ENST)
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ENST 1101 - Environmental Problems and Policy (ENVT)
(4.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
An introduction to the ways in which state, national, and international political systems deal with environmental issues and goals. The development of environmental governance, the regulatory and economic tools of environmental policy, and the impact of institutions, culture, social movements, and historical development.



ENST 1201 - Mapping the Environment (ENVT)
(4.0 cr; fall, summer, offered periodically)
An intense immersion into the world of geographic information systems (GIS), with an emphasis on providing a foundation upon which future coursework and projects can be built. The first half of the course focuses on basic skills and functions; the second half is devoted to an environment-related mapping project. [Note: no elective cr for EnSt majors if credit has been received for Geol 2161]



ENST 2101 - Environmental Biology (SCI-L)
(4.0 cr; fall, every year)
Introduction to concepts in biodiversity, evolution, and ecology. Includes basic chemistry and concepts from cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics. A one-course gateway into upper division Biology courses normally requiring the Biol 1111-2101 sequence. (two 65-min lectures, one 180-min lab)[Note: credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Biol 2101]



ENST 3001 - Water Resources Policy (ENVT)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1101 or Pol 1201 or Pol 1401 or #; fall, odd academic years)
An examination of fundamental contemporary water resource challenges. Units on water quality (e.g., drinking water) and quantity (e.g., irrigated agriculture) encourage critical evaluation of local, national, and international water resources policy in the contexts of environmental quality, human health, and technology. (two 100 min discussions)



ENST 3101 - Industrial Ecology
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1101, 2101, Econ 1111, Geol 1101, Stat 1601, or #; fall, even academic years)
Systems thinking in the context of industrial/environmental issues. Methods or frameworks including life cycle analysis and design for disassembly, guide an examination of product design, material choice, and flows of energy and resources into, through, and from industrial cycles. [Note: no credit for students who have received cr for EnSt 4101]



ENST 3112 - Climate Change and Moral Responsibility (ENVT)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-4 cr of EnSt or #; spring, every year)
Considers the moral responsibilities that citizens have regarding climate change. Includes: 1) tours and discussion of local green infrastructure; 2) panel discussions by professionals and practitioners from the community who will share their expertise; and 3) discussion of the most recent work on climate ethics.



ENST 3201 - Environmental Justice (E/CR)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-4 cr of EnSt or #; fall, offered periodically)
Environmental justice has shifted the way that scholars, activists, and policy makers understand and address environmental problems. Core environmental concerns such as pollution and climate change are now also understood to be social justice problems. Considers development of the environmental justice movement and key contemporary environmental justice problems.



ENST 3988 - Environmental Studies Pre-Internship Seminar
(1.0 cr; Prereq-1101; S-N only, fall, every year)
Preparation for the environmental studies internship, including attending and writing reflections on presentations by post-internship students, and developing ideas and opportunities for the ENST internship. Students should enroll in this course in fall of sophomore or junior year prior to completing the ENST internship.



ENST 3989 - Environmental Studies Post-Internship Seminar
(1.0 cr; Prereq-3988 or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Culmination of the environmental studies internship. Includes preparing a final paper and delivering a public presentation on the internship experience. Assessment is based on the quality of the final products and on class participation.



ENST 3996 - Internship/Field Experience in Environmental Studies
(2.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
An educational experience in a work, research, and/or field setting that provides practical application of the student's theoretical classroom learning experiences. A written plan of work must be approved by the Environmental Studies Internship Coordinator before registration. Prereq-Jr status or instr consent



ENST 4901 - Senior Capstone Experience
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3989 or 3996, sr status or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Students engage in an individual and/or group problem solving project on a multidisciplinary topic germane to Environmental Studies and present results in a public forum.



 
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