Environmental Studies Major with Humanities Focus
This major is available as a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this catalog.
52-54 credits distributed as follows:
|ENVS 030||NATURAL HISTORY OF THIS PLACE WE INHABIT||1|
|or ENVS 040||COMMUNITY SERVICE|
|or ENVS 090||ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES FORUM|
|ENVS 201||ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE||4|
|ENVS 202||ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE||4|
|ENVS 460||SENIOR CAPSTONE I: ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH METHODS||4|
|ENVS 470||SENIOR CAPSTONE II: ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT||4|
|BIOL 285||PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY||5|
|ENVS/ANTH 203||HUMAN ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES (ALSO LISTED AS ANTH 203)||4|
|or ENVS 250||ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE (also listed as SOAN 250)|
|ENGL 304||LITERATURE AND LANDSCAPE||4|
|HIST 152||ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES||4|
|PHIL 185||PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE||4|
|Select one of the following Social Science or Environmental Policy electives:||3-4|
|NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS|
|HUMAN ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES (ALSO LISTED AS ANTH 203) 1|
|ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE (also listed as SOAN 250)|
|PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY|
|TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY|
|CLIMATE CHANGE: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES, AND MITIGATION|
|ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND REGULATION|
|ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION AND ADVOCACY (also listed as JAMS 357 and COMM 357)|
|INTERNATIONAL LAW, ETHICS, AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE|
|COMMUNITY AND SOCIETY|
|Select 11 credits minimum (at least 3 courses) of the following Humanities electives:||11-12|
|SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION (ALSO LISTED AS HSCI 325)|
|POETRY, PROSE, AND PLAYS 2|
|WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE|
|NORTHWEST ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING (ALSO LISTED AS BIOL 289)|
|CONTEMPORARY WRITERS 2|
|SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAV|
|RELIGION AND NATURE (ALSO LISTED AS RELS 306)|
|HISTORY OF THE US WEST|
|NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY|
|HOW THE WEST FED THE UNITED STATES|
|TOPICS IN AFRICAN LITERATURE 2|
|PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY|
Must be different from what is taken as core.
Requires permission of ENVS Program Coordinator prior to taking the class, as the course must have a strong ENVS component.
Student Learning Outcomes
In successfully completing a major in Environmental Studies, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:
- Select appropriate methods and correctly apply them in investigating specific environmental problems at local, regional, and/or global scales.
- Critically examine the values, assumptions and contexts that organize human communities and their relationships with the biosphere.
- Collaborate with community partners and integrate multiple disciplinary perspectives in order to creatively analyze and take effective action to address issues of critical environmental concern.
- Effectively communicate environmental information to diverse audiences.