Jan 27, 2022  
2014-2015 Catalogue 
    
2014-2015 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Politics


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The program of study in Environmental Politics combines a rigorous and diverse set of courses from the social sciences and natural sciences and the humanities to help students develop conceptual and problem solving skills to address global issues that are by nature complex and interdisciplinary. The Environmental Politics major is administered by the Department of Politics, in consultation with the History, Economics and Business, Modern Languages, and Classics Departments.

Major requirements include:


Course Requirements:


Students in the Environmental Politics major must take a minimum of 10 courses, as specified in the requirements below:

Core Courses


Students must complete the following six core courses in environmental politics:

Internships:


Students will be encouraged to work with different institutions and agencies in the state and the larger region, for example, the regional administration of the Environmental Protection Agency (Boston), NH Department of Environmental Services, The Society for Protection of NH Forests, the NH Chapter of the Audubon Society, or the Appalachian Mountain Club, The Environmental Defense Fund, all of which may engage students in a practical application of their training.

Course Sequence Outline


Ordinary Course Sequence for the Environmental Politics Major:

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Environmental Studies majors generally take Theories and Ideologies in Environmental Politics (PO208) in the fall or spring term, and Biosphere at Risk (BI205) and a major elective in the  fall or spring term. Depending on initial placement, they may also be completing their modern or classical language requirement. The remainder of their schedules can be filled by other core or major requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major.

Junior Year


Environmental Studies majors generally take International Political Economy (PO232) and a major elective in the fall term. In the spring term they take either PO214 (International Law) or PO224 (International Organization and Global Governance), as well as an major elective.  The remainder of their schedules can be filled by other core or major requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major.

Senior Year


Environmental Studies majors take Senior Seminar (PO478) in their fall term. The remainder of their schedules can be filled by other core or major requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major.

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