Although the name "Environmental Studies" suggests that the program is limited to the study of the environment, the Environmental Studies Program offers courses concerned with human-environment relations and what humans are like, as well as what the physical environment is like. The Program is not a concentration program; however, it is possible to elect the equivalent of an Environmental Studies concentration through the LSA Individual Concentration Program. Interested students should contact the Director of the Environmental Studies Program, Professor Stephen Kaplan, at 3418 Mason Hall (764-0426).
The Environmental Studies Program offers several Environmental Studies courses and a number of regular departmental courses cross-listed with Environmental Studies. The Environmental Studies courses take a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of human-environment relations; the cross-listed courses analyze human-environment relations from the perspective of a given discipline.
There are three successive course levels within the Environmental Studies courses. The introductory level consists of Environmental Studies 320. This course provides an overview of human-environment relations, emphasizing the contributions various disciplines can make toward understanding and improving the way humans and the environment interact. Environmental Studies 320 is not generally recommended to Freshmen. The second level of courses is more advanced, and the nature of these courses varies from term to term, depending on the individual(s) teaching. The third course level is intended to provide the student with the opportunity to pursue a particular topic of interest. It is the responsibility of the student to consider carefully a plan of study, to find others who might wish to work with him or her and to attempt to find a faculty member to supervise the work.
406/Hist. of Art 406. Art and the Natural Environment. (3). (HU).
See History of Art 406. (Huntington)
408/Phil. 357. Ecology: A Philosophical Perspective. (3). (HU).
See Philosophy 357. (Mavrodes)
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